Obow Regional Park

Boring, Oregon

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Born of glacial ice on Oregon’s highest summit, the Sandy River flows for more than 50 miles on its way to the Columbia. Captain Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame) attempted to wade it back in november of 1805 but, as he noted in his journal, to his dismay he “found the bottom a quick sand and impassable.” But you don’t need to worry about crossing the Sandy when you have miles of lovely trail to hike beside it in this 1200-acre park. A small gorge, big trees, inviting sand bars, and high bluffs are added incentives.
Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge

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Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Born of glacial ice on Oregon’s highest summit, the Sandy River flows for more than 50 miles on its way to the Columbia. Captain Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame) attempted to wade it back in november of 1805 but, as he noted in his journal, to his dismay he “found the bottom a quick sand and impassable.” But you don’t need to worry about crossing the Sandy when you have miles of lovely trail to hike beside it in this 1200-acre park. A small gorge, big trees, inviting sand bars, and high bluffs are added incentives.

©  Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Boring
Length: 4.5
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Sandy
Topo Map: Obow Regional Park Topographic Map
Guide Book: Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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