Hiking The Columbia River Gorge Guide Book

by Russ Schneider, revised by Jim Yuskavitch (Falcon Guides)
Hiking The Columbia River Gorge  by Russ Schneider, revised by Jim Yuskavitch

264pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 9780762782383

The book describes a wide range of hikes in the Columbia River Gorge, from easy to very strenuous, accessible and remote. Detailed trail descriptions and mileages, suggestions on how to get the most from your hike (points of interest along the way, and some history and natural history of the area as well). Also included is information on how to find many of the Gorge’s waterfalls, for people who enjoy seeking those out. For backpackers, it has not only good route descriptions, but suggestions on hike variations and where the best campsites are located. Also included are recommendations for hiking to the best viewpoints in the gorge.

© 2014 Russ Schneider, revised by Jim Yuskavitch/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: A short, gentle hike to Coopey Falls, an intermediate hike to Angels Rest lookout for a view, and a long day hike to Devils Rest for more views. From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Corbett, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.9
... Preview: A short, steep day hike to the top of Beacon Rock. The heavily traveled trail to the top of Beacon Rock is paved in some places, boardwalked in others, and surrounded by a safety guardrail most of the ... From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Stevenson, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: A short walk to an overlook above Bridal Veil Falls with a nature trail option afterward. From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Corbett, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: A healthy day hike with a good climb up Nick Eaton Ridge from the Herman Creek Trail. The Casey Creek Loop is an 11.2 mile day hike, with an overnight option at the Casey Creek Trail junction. The cli ... From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Hood River, OR - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: A short day hike to a natural basalt arch. From the lookout the view of the arch is a bit eerie, as a narrow slit allows light to slip between the arch and the side of the gulch. From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Lyle, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: This is a short, gentle hike to Coopey Falls. From the trailhead, Trail 415 climbs gradually, winding through forest into open slide areas. Burn marks are evident on many of the older trees that survi ... From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Corbett, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: A gorgeous dry-land sagebrush stroll along and above the famous Deschutes River. From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Biggs, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: A steep day hike up Dog Mountain. The Dog Mountain Trail System is heavily used by many hikers and the summit is often crowded on weekends; still, the mountain provides a peaceful and scenic hike. On ... From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Cook, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: The second most famous and perhaps most enjoyable hike in the gorge. From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Cascade Locks, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 24.2
... Preview: The second most famous and perhaps most enjoyable hike in the Gorge. Eagle Creek Trail is second only to Multnomah Falls in popularity, being the hike with more waterfalls than any other in the Columb ... From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Dodson, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.3
... Preview: A short day hike to 290–foot–high Elowah Falls. Elowah Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Gorge at 290 feet and produces an incredible amount of spray and mist that swirls around the base o ... From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Dodson, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: A 5-mile round-trip day hike to Gillette Lake on the famous Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). This trail offers easy day-hiking. The terrain is dominated by second growth Douglas-fir trees averaging 60-80 ye ... From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Stevenson, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A mix of singletrack trail and paved multiuse trail that connects the John B.Yeon State Scenic Corridor and Tanner Creek short day hike to 290-foot-high Elowah Falls. If you’re looking to really explo ... From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Cascade Locks, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: A flat to rolling walk from Multnomah Falls through the trees paralleling the Historic Columbia River Highway to Ainsworth Campground. From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Dodson, OR - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: A one- or two-day backpack climb up around Nick Eaton Ridge, with great views, dark forest corridors, and a clear, freshwater wilderness destination. Gorton Creek Trail passes through a forest of old ... From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Hood River, OR - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: A steep day hike to the top of Hamilton Mountain, passing Hardy and Rodney Falls. The Hamilton Mountain Trail climbs 4 miles to the top of Hamilton Mountain, and once past the falls it is almost all u ... From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Stevenson, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: A good overnight route with loop options back on the Benson Plateau. Herman Creek is known for its old growth fir and cedar forest. The best trees are past the Casey Creek junction. For an overnight ... From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Hood River, OR - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 12.1
... Preview: A 4.5-mile rolling paved trail along a restored portion of the Historic Columbia River Highway. From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Hood River, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: A wide, paved multiuse path connecting the Tanner Creek, Eagle Creek, and Cascade Locks areas for nonmotorized recreationists. From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Cascade Locks, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A short day hike underneath Ponytail Falls that can easily be extended to Triple Falls. From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Dodson, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7