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Kayak Tours

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Have you always wanted to go kayaking, but never had the equipment or space to do so? Guided Kayaking Tours at Rooster Rock are for you then! A great family event, these tours are available for sunset and sunrise tours to see the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Join park rangers for a 2 to 2.5 […]

Larch Mountain Crater Trail Loop

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, June 13, 2016

Larch mountain crate loop is a 6 mil long hike meant for those who are a little more sure in their hiking skills. The dense forest feel and the view of the wildflowers is well worth it though. This hike starts at the Larch Mountain Trailhead (#441), at the southwest corner of the parking lot. […]

Bikers Jump On The Columbia Express

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

With the addition of the new Columbia River Gorge Express cyclists now have a new way of getting to the gorge to enjoy the beautiful trails, including the reopening of sections of the Historic Highway as bike and footpaths in September. 2016 is a huge year for the Columbia River Gorge. 100 years ago Oregon […]

The Columbia River Gorge Express Starts Today!

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Friday, May 27, 2016

The Columbia River Gorge Express starts it’s route today! There is now a way to connect Portland to the beautiful gorge. The hopes of this project is to reduce congestion in the parking lot of the Multnomah Falls trail head. The Oregon Department of Transportation and the U.S. Forest Service, which manages the falls, are […]

Horsetail Falls Trail Loop

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A great easy hike perfect for families is the Horsetail Falls Loop. 3 waterfalls, one of them you get to walk behind it’s a great place to bring the kids to help burn off some energy and get some great pictures! Horsetail Falls Loop Western Gorge, Oregon This loop takes you past three falls and […]

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The 10th annual Gorge Ride is just around the corner! Enjoy the beautiful views as you ride along the historic highway along The Gorge. The tenth annual Gorge Ride sponsored by the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway (FHCRH) will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016, beginning at the Gorge Discovery Center. The ride extends 19.25 […]

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Along the Columbia River Gorge, on the Historic Highway, sits The Vista House at Crown Point. Here you can sit out and look for miles up and down the Gorge, providing the most gorgeous views. If there were anyplace that you had to see in the Columbia River Gorge this would be it.  Vista House […]

Hidden Railroad History Discovered by a Columbia Gorge Hiker

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Over the last 60 years Columbia Gorge hiker, Don Nelsen, has been hiking off trail and finding historical treasures. The treasures Nelsen finds include large pieces of metal that at one point in time constructed functioning trains. The trains were used for hauling out trees when the most of the gorge was clear-cut 100 years […]

Mount Defiance Trail

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, January 5, 2015

Want to hike to the highest point in the Columbia Gorge? Looking for a challenging 7.2 mile Hike? Try the Mt. Defiance Trail for the ultimate workout in the Columbia Gorge. Take a map and plan ahead when taking on challenging trails. Read details about the Mount Defiance Trail below. Mt Defiance is the highest […]

Columbia Gorge First Day Hikes

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, December 22, 2014

Start off the New Year with a Hike. January 1st, 2015 First Day Hikes will hosting hikes at two Columbia River Gorge locations. One First Day Hike will take place at Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The other Columbia River Gorge Hike will take place at Rooster Rock State […]

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