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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 […]

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, […]

Dry Creek Falls Hike

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Looking for a new hike to try in the Columbia River Gorge? If you’ve never hiked Dry Creek Falls off the Pacific Crest Trail, head there this weekend! With the trail head at Cascade Locks, it is a quick drive from Portland and a short hike with a beautiful falls:  Got a couple of hours […]

Trail Closures to Keep in Mind this Spring

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, March 28, 2016

If you are headed out for a hike in the Gorge this spring, make sure you double-check that your hiking trail is open and passable. Winter storms in the Columbia River Gorge washed out trails and totaled bridges. Here are some notable trail closures to keep in mind this spring:  CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon — Winter […]

Larch Mountain Hike

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Larch Mountain hike is one of the more difficult day hikes in the Gorge. While this entire loop takes you on a 14.4 mile hike, gaining over 4,000 feet along the way, this hike rewards you with some of the very best views in the Columbia River Gorge. Read more about this hike here: […]

Completing METRO’s 40-mile Loop

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, March 21, 2016

The 40-mile loop has been a project in the making since the 1980’s. With the goal of connecting parks along the Columbia, Sandy, and Willamette Rivers, the last part of the loop is between planned to connect Troutdale, OR and Gresham, OR. Learn more about this project:  Metro and its partners have been working since […]

Let’s Hike! Hike #5 For Spring Break in the Gorge

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Friday, March 18, 2016

For our Friday hike in the Gorge we are headed up! The Angels Rest trail is one of the most popular trails in the Gorge (for a reason), so we recommend getting an early start. The 1,400ft elevation gain will be worth it the second you reach the summit and are rewarded with a spectacular […]

Let’s Hike! Hike #4 for Spring Break in the Gorge

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Friday, March 18, 2016

For our Thursday hike, we are headed to the classic Gorge destination. We are getting an early start and beating the crowds to Multnomah Falls to embark on the Multnomah Falls Loop. Find out more about this 5-mile loop:   MULTNOMAH FALLS LOOP The most popular and iconic hike in the Columbia River Gorge begins at […]

Let’s Hike! Hike #3 For Spring Break in the Gorge

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Friday, March 18, 2016

Today we are headed to the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge! Rather than waterfalls, today we are in search of wildflowers and awesome views of the Columbia River Gorge. At Catherine Creek, take the Arch Rock Loop for historic buildings, Gorge-ous views, and wildflowers-galore! CATHERINE CREEK This rocky trail includes a spring wildflower […]

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