Government Cove Ridge Hike

Hike Overview The hike above Government Cove just off Wyeth Road near Cascade Locks is an easy stroll on old logging roads that traverses through deep forested groves.  The pine and leafy tree mix makes great shade in summer and bountiful colors in fall.  This hike is only  two miles out and two back but…

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Cascade Locks Short Hike

Overview The Cascade Locks Short Hike is geared towards walkers looking for a very short and easy 1 to 3 mile hike with options for dogs, children or elderly folks looking for an easy walk along the Columbia River with great views, shade and small vistas.    This short walk stats at the Bridge of the…

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Mcgloughlin State Park

Overview Perhaps one of the smallest, least developed, and least signed parks in Oregon, Mcgloughlin State Park and natural area  is beautiful but limited.   The park had some trails that were wiped out in a flood of the Columbia River in the 90s.  Today the park offers some minor day hiking and an amazing section…

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Wahkeena Falls Hike

Often times in spring the green of the leaves and water gives a feel of being in the tropics.  The lush colors here are supplemented by mists and fogs that pass through the Gorge quicker than the traffic on I-84.  Often trains rumble past the wayside but they too turn to distant echoes the farther…

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Starvation Creek Road Hike

Conveniently located off exit 54 in the Starvation Creek natural area. This rest-stop/natural area has many hidden gems that would not normally be apparent for a hike located adjacent to I-84 int he Columbia River Gorge.  The trail is easy and provides views of four waterfalls: Starvation Creek Falls, Warren Creek Falls,  Cabin Creek falls,…

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Rooster Rock State Park Hike

Although only a 2.4 mile hike, the main trail through Rooster Rock State Park offers a pleasant walk along the grassy, upper bank of the Columbia River near the mouth of the Gorge.    It is important to note that this trail walks  near the nude beach in the park so it may not be an…

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Biking Hood River, Hood Vista Ride

Cycling in Hood River,  Oregon is both scenic and paced to any level cyclist.  The Hood Vista Ride is a shorter ride through orchards, hillsides, and of course the vista of Mt Hood.  This ride does not have many hills but there are a few short ones.   It follows 35 up from Hood River and…

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Cycling the Columbia Gorge Highway

The Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway has many areas that offer great opportunities to road bike.  Cycling along the highway is great almost anywhere from Portland to the Dalles.  This ride starts in the  Dalles and and climbs through Mosier to Hood river and back.  The entire ride is just over 50 miles and follows…

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Wormald State Park

Wormald State Park is located in Washington State near Yocult.  This area is in the mountains 40 miles above the Columbia Gorge.  it is popular for camping and short hikes.  it is a very mountainous area near the park and the area is located o some of Washington’s scenic backroads.  The trails in the park…

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Frenches Dome Hike and Climbing

Frenches Dome is located Mt Hood and is a popular rock climbing area for Portlanders as well as a very short hike–actually its more of a .5 mile hike around the rock.  even though the hike here is limited it is worth checking out this fantastic geologic feature.  Frenches Dome is the remnants of an…

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