Archive for the ‘Eagle Creek Trail’ Category

Eagle Creek Trail Above Punchbowl Closed for Over a Year

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, March 14, 2016

During the summer, hundreds of people hike to Punchbowl Falls every day. However, for at least a year Punchbowl Falls is about as far as you can go up the Eagle Creek Trail. A bridge on the trail above Punchbowl Falls that crosses Tish Creek was wiped out this winter, and the process to have […]

Eagle Creek Trail to Punchbowl Falls

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Friday, March 4, 2016

Although the Eagle Creek Trail past Punchbowl Falls is impassable, you can still reach the beautiful and scenic Punchbowl Falls on Eagle Creek. Here are more details on reaching Punchbowl Falls below. Happy hiking!  Eagle Creek is the quintessential hike in the Columbia River Gorge, boasting dozens of spectacular waterfalls, tall basalt cliffs, and the […]

Eagle Creek Trail to High Bridge

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Friday, March 4, 2016

While the Eagle Creek Trail to Punchbowl Falls is one of the most well-used trails in the Columbia River Gorge, the next time you are hiking along Eagle Creek, continue past Punchbowl and press on to reach High Bridge. The out-and-back day hike to High Bridge is about 6.5 miles round trip, with the turn […]

Soviet-Era Camera Found near Eagle Creek

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A soviet-era camera was recently found by two local hikers along the Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge. The hikers, Ron Campbell and Ethan Field, discovered the camera when hiking off trail near Eagle Creek. The mysterious, weathered camera, bearing the inscription “Made in East Germany/ U.S.S.R. occupied,” did have film inside, which […]

New Year’s Day Hike in the Gorge

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year! Why not start off 2016 by enjoying the beautiful area that surrounds us with a New Year’s Day hike at the Columbia River Gorge? Here are some of the best hikes around the Gorge for you to get out and start taking on this new year: MULTNOMAH FALLS LOOP The most popular […]

The Columbia River Gorge’s little Treasures

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Thursday, November 5, 2015

Not only does Oregon have the Columbia River Gorge but it’s also home to many little treasures like Punchbowl Falls. To get to this epic waterfall you have to endure a 3.8 mile round trip hike but good news it’s difficultly level is easy. This hike is recommended for children ages 10 and up and […]

Explore the Best Hikes in The Columbia River Gorge

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, May 11, 2015

Best “just right” hikes in the Columbia River Gorge. No. 1 — Eagle Creek Trail. (Photo: Photo courtesy of Mike Graham, Friends of the Columbia Gorge) Hiking in the Columbia River Gorge allows you to walk into a world of nature, wildlife and tranquility. The Statesman Journal’s Top 5 list of “just right” hikes includes the […]