Portland Hikers provides this easy hikers guide breaking down the different trails by area. Check out this one example below to see how they describe the difficulty, distance, elevation and more about the hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge area.

Horsetail Falls Trailhead
Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
Horsetail Falls Loop Hike Easy 2.6 610 Nice lower elevation loop for beginners
Ponytail Falls Hike Easy 0.8 360 Short steep hike to a walk-behind waterfall
Rock of Ages Loop Hike Difficult 10.0 3000 Scramble up an unmaintained trail past unique rock features

SRC: View all of the hiking trail descriptions at Portland Hikers

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