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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Starvation Creek Falls

      3.5
      The Starvation Creek Falls drops 141ft down into a naturally formed bowl, cascading past a wooded picnic area and onto the Columbia River. The falls are one of the easiest falls to access in the Columbia River Gorge along with Multnomah Falls, but are far less Crowded. The short 300ft walk from t...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Hike to Warren and Lancaster Falls

      4.5
      The hike along Mt. Defiance Trail to Warren and Lancaster Falls is a great hike if you want to get away from some of the more crowded destinations in the gorge, or just want to catch some shade during the summer. The trail is fairly easy going, though the last 1/4th of a mile to Lancaster Falls i...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Lower Starvation Ridge Loop

      3.7
      2.69 mi / 1001 ft gain
      Starvation Creek Falls is an impressive 190 ft. waterfall just a few feet from the parking lot. If you don't know it's there, you'll miss it. Keep walking past the restrooms, away from the trail head to see this beautiful two-tiered waterfall. There are a couple of picnic tables near the creek to...
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    • Bridal Veil, Oregon

      Angel's Rest

      4.3
      4.45 mi / 1568 ft gain
      The Columbia River Gorge is absolutely full of incredible hikes - that said, this is one of the best and requires less time and energy than some of the others. Starting at a paved parking lot right off the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway (note: it's a very popular trail so arrive early or ...
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    • Bridal Veil, Oregon

      Devil's Rest-Wahkeena Falls Loop

      4.0
      9.82 mi / 2779 ft gain
      This loop takes advantage of the western Columbia River Gorge's vast network of trails - hidden behind the roadside waterfalls - to allow you to visit several popular attractions without fighting traffic along the historic highway. All told, the loop hits 3 named waterfalls (Coopey Falls, Fairy F...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Bridal Veil Falls

      4.1
      0.54 mi / 144 ft gain
      The trailhead for this short hike is right off of the Columbia River Highway just west of Multnomah Falls. You can't miss the parking lot for it; there is a sign for Bridal Veil and the parking lot is visible from the road. The hike is only 0.6 miles and has hardly any elevation gain (70 feet). ...
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    • Stevenson, Washington

      Dog Mountain via Dog Mountain Trail

      4.5
      6.53 mi / 2858 ft gain
      The Dog Mountain trailhead is located halfway between Stevenson and Bingen. Look for the big signed parking area just after milepost 53 (Eastbound). The parking lot fills up quickly, especially during peak wildflower season, so if you can go on a weekday that would be better. There are 3 trails ...
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    • Stevenson, Washington

      Dog Mountain: The Steeper Route

      4.5
      5.55 mi / 2858 ft gain
      If you know the Columbia Gorge, you know Dog Mountain. It's the ever-rewarding, incredibly challenging, insanely popular, calf-burning 6.5-mile hike that attracts hundreds of people every weekend, especially during May and June when the wildflowers are in full bloom.  If you're like me and you h...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Latourell Falls Loop

      4.7
      2.02 mi / 820 ft gain
      Latourell Falls is a beautiful and unique waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. This amazing waterfall is just a few hundred yards from the road and parking lot. Once you park, there is a viewpoint for the falls that is straight ahead. The view from there isn't that great compared to ...
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    • Stevenson, Washington

      Hike Wind Mountain

      5.0
      2.5 mi / 1171 ft gain
      Once you reach the parking lot, walk down the hill and find the trail head, which is easily seen as it is marked. Begin your trek up the trail. The way up is pretty much all uphill, and is a great workout for the legs.You will walk through forests and over many rocks on the way up. As soon as you...
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    • Washougal, Washington

      Cape Horn Trail

      4.3
      6.76 mi / 1795 ft gain
      The Cape Horn Trail is great for those who are short on time, but still want to get outside for something close by with great views. Located just 35 min east of Portland, the Cape Horn Trail offers a few different possibilities for you to hike. The whole loop (lower section is closed from Feb 1s...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Night Sky Shooting at Vista House

      3.0
      The Vista House located in the Columbia River Gorge offers those looking to photograph the night sky without traveling long distance from Portland the opportunity to do so. Vista House is just far enough away from Portland's light pollution to allow you to capture enough stars on a clear night.T...
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    • Corbett, Oregon

      Climb Rooster Rock

      5.0
      Head to Rooster Rock State Park off exit 25 on I-84 E in the Columbia River Gorge. Park at the west end of the park.There are multiple paths at the west end of the park heading south to I-84. If you go too far west, you will hit water. Pick one of these paths which lead to the edge of the freeway...
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    • Cook, Washington

      Spirit Falls

      4.0
      1.5 mi / 516 ft gain
      NOTE: Access to this hike is currently closed. A Part of this hike goes through private land. At this time, the landowner is not granting access to hikers. There are no signs or trail head for the falls, but it's a popular spot for kayakers and photographers, so look for a faint boot path direct...
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    • Hood River, Oregon

      Bike from Hood River to The Dalles

      2.0
      40 mi / 2800 ft gain
      The ride from Hood River to The Dalles is one of the best 20 mile stretches of road biking in Oregon, and arguably the best. The ride starts out in the wonderful town of Hood River - a tourist and adventure destination in its own right - and follows the historic Columbia River Gorge highway (US-3...
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    • Hood River, Oregon

      Kiteboard in the Columbia River Gorge

      5.0
      Kiteboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and for good reason. Imagine racing over the water with 30 mph winds, jumping from waves and grinding on a rail with your board. Ok ok maybe that is way to much for most of us and just standing up would be an accomplishment, but Kite...
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