Archive for the ‘Hiking in the Columbia River Gorge’ Category

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. […]

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, June 6, 2016

For hikers that are a little more experienced, Triple Falls is fantastic. with beautiful waterfall views and green forests the Northwest is known for, it is a great way to spend a day. Start at the Oneonta Trailhead, as it parallels the old highway. Switchback and gain a couple hundred feet until the trail flattens […]

Hike Latourell Falls Loop

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

One of the benefits of the gorge is there are no shortage of waterfall hikes. Latourell Falls is a beautiful easy hike that you and your family can do! Trail Description Beginning from the trailhead from the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH), follow the trail uphill to the left of Latourell Falls (or sometimes referred […]

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 […]

Wahkeena Falls Trail Loop

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

One of the many thing the Columbia River Gorge is known for is it’s breathtaking waterfalls. There are many many trails to choose from, but if you are looking for a day hike this almost 5 mile loop is perfect. With 8 named waterfalls, and countless other smaller ones, it is the perfect way to […]

Explore The Beautiful Bridal Veil Falls Hike

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, May 16, 2016

If you are looking for a beautiful, but easy hike to do with you and your family, look no further. Bridal Veil Falls is right along the historic scenic highway that runs along the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, and it provides breath taking views for it’s easy access. Bridal Veil Falls Mid-Gorge, […]

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 […]

Horsetail Falls Loop

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A great Gorge which starts off with a perfect view of Horsetail falls right from the car. Continue up to Ponytail falls where the trail will take you behind the falls and up to beautiful views of the Columbia River Gorge.  This loop takes you past three falls and can be accessed either by the […]