Rooster Rock State Park- Hike above the Columbia River Buffs!

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Land Agency: Oregon State Parks Roundtrip: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Contact: Oregon State Parks Notes: $5.00 day use fee or $30 annual pass; dogs must be leashed Green Trails Maps: Columbia River Gorge West No. 428S Access: From Portland follow I-84 east to Exit 25. At .5 […]

Oaks to Wetlands Trail─A slough of birds and delights along the Columbia River

Quick Facts: Location: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County Land Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 75 feet Contact: Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Notes: Dogs prohibited. Access: From Exit 14 on I-5 head west 3.0 miles on SR 501 (Pioneer Street) to its end in downtown Ridgefield. Then turn right onto […]

Tracy Hill — Wild turkeys and sublime views

Quick Facts:  Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation gain: 1150 feet Difficulty: Moderate Contact: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Be aware of ticks and poison oak. Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S Good to Know: […]

Mount Defiance─the Undisputed Granddaddy of the Gorge

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 12.9 miles Elevation Gain: 4,890 feet Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge-West Map 428S Access: From Portland follow I-84 east to Exit 55 to the Starvation Creek Trailhead. Contact: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Good to know: Dog-friendly, wildflowers, […]