Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge  by Craig Romano

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge Guide Book

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge  by Craig Romano
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a one-of-a-kind natural treasure—and much of it is within easy driving distance for Oregon and Washington residents. The mighty Columbia forms a border between the two states and each side offers splendid experiences, from sparkling waterfalls, lush canyons, and windswept desert bluffs to Native American vision quest sites and Lewis and Clark landmarks.

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Trails from the "Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge" Guide Book
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The views from aldrich are good. So good that the U.S. Military constructed a defense post here during World War ii to watch over the Bonneville Dam below. A foundation and remnants of a gun mount are ...
North Bonneville, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
If a celestial being were to pick a perch, this precipitous point high above the Columbia would be the perfect place. Heavenly views await all who make the trek to this weathered and fractured outcrop ...
Multnomah Falls, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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Perhaps the loneliest mountain accessible by trail on the Washington side of the gorge—ironic too, due to its easy access right off State Route 14 and its close proximity to Dog Mountain, one of the m ...
Carson, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.8
The battle never occurred, but the name stuck after residents of nearby Fort Vancouver were sure a skirmish would break out between several indians who escaped from the compound and the army soldiers. ...
Battleground, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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Follow a twisting trail of ramps and stairways to the top of the largest basaltic monolith in the northwest. Then take in breathtaking views of the Columbia River and its striking gorge from this 848- ...
North Bonneville, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
Set in a remote basin beneath the talus-sloped summit of Mount Defiance, the highest summit in the gorge, Bear Lake is one of the prettiest alpine lakes in the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness. This is an ...
Dee, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
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Perhaps the loneliest trail on the Oregon side of the Columbia River gorge national Scenic area, Bell Creek is an excellent choice for quiet contemplation and for admiring a forest several centuries o ...
Multnomah Falls, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.3
Not many hikers chime in on the virtues of Bells Mountain, namely because they’ve yet to strike out for it. But after taking this wellbuilt trail through pretty forest to a series of excellent viewpoi ...
Yacolt, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
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A geographical oddity, this nearly flat, broad hulking summit is the remnant of an ancient giant lava flow. The agents of erosion have done a wonderful job over the millennia carving out its steep flu ...
Stevenson, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
A bulky, imposing, and nearly level peak in the heart of the Columbia River gorge, the Benson Plateau is the closest thing in western Oregon to a bona fide mesa. While views are slim from the thickly ...
North Bonneville, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
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A quiet and lonely trail through the heart of the 4540-acre Bourbon Roadless area, a de facto wilderness of primeval forest and clear rushing streams. The way is tough, hastily climbing a steep ridge ...
Carson, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
A hidden, often overlooked waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls is the perfect destination for young hikers and, of course, cataract connoisseurs. The trail is short, making it the ideal add-on to your day af ...
Multnomah Falls, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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There’s nothing revolutionary about this Bunker Hill, and you won’t need to battle for it either— it’ll all be yours. Named by two settlers for the famous site in Boston, this little peak stands watch ...
Stevenson, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
Soak up stunning nonstop views of river, mountain, and valley from one of the most prominent landmarks in the Columbia gorge. Thanks to a new mostly volunteerbuilt loop trail you can now round Cape Ho ...
Multnomah Falls, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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A touch of Utah in the northwest! Follow an old ranch road to a weathered corral set in a grove of oaks beneath an impressive natural arch. Then wander through pine groves and fields, returning along ...
Mosier, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
A spectacular area of sunny skies, legendary flower fields, and outstanding rock formations, the Catherine Creek area is one of the crown jewels of the Columbia gorge. And the Labyrinth is one of Cath ...
Mosier, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
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There’s no dramatic gorge here in the far-eastern reaches of the Columbia’s Oregon-Washington border flow. Between the great bend at Wallula gap and the canyon housing the John Day River, the Columbia ...
Irrigon, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
Situated north of the gorge on a high plateau above the White Salmon and klickitat Rivers at the southern base of Washington’s second-highest summit, Conboy Lake is a fascinating and little-known loca ...
Laurel, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Follow this nearly flat trail for more than 3 miles along the Columbia River from the old river town of Washougal to the wildlife saturated sloughs of Steigerwald Lake national Wildlife Refuge. Transi ...
Camas, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
A dramatic fold of sheer basalt cliffs, stately oak forests, and rolling open meadows that radiate with wildflower brilliance in the spring, the Coyote Wall howls to be hiked. Roam along the edge of t ...
Mosier, OR - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
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