Mount Defiance─the Undisputed Granddaddy of the Gorge

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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, […]

Bear Lake—A bear of a lake but not of a hike!

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  Quick Facts: Location: Mark O Hatfield Wilderness, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 475 feet Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge -West No 428S Contact: Mount Hood National Forest, Hood River Ranger Station, = Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required. Access: From […]

Latourell Falls─First in a long line of stunning Gorge waterfalls

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Quick Facts Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Oregon State Parks Roundtrip: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 540 feet Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge- West no. 428S Contact: Guy Talbot State Park Access: From Portland follow I-84 east to Exit 28. Then follow the Historic Columbia Highway west 2.6 miles to trailhead. […]