trip reports

Columbia River Gorge (OR)

December 29, 2019

Herman Creek to Dry Creek Falls hike

I’m really enjoying hiking in the forests of the Gorge this winter! We started at the Herman Creek trailhead and took the Herman Bridge Trail to the PCT, then stopped for lunch at the Pinnacles before continuing to Dry Creek Falls and back.

November 23, 2019

Angels Rest sunset hike

Angels Rest is a classic location for a sunset hike. The views at the top are amazing, and it’s not too far to hike out in the dark. Just make sure to take a headlamp!

November 3, 2019

Larch Mountain Crater hike

For this loop hike, we started at the Upper Larch Mountain trailhead before the road closes for the season. It was a clear sunny day, and views from Sherrard Point were amazing.

October 12, 2019

Multnomah-Wahkeena loop hike

The classic loop from Multnomah Falls to Wahkeena Falls… beauty in every season.

January 12, 2019

Wahkeena-Angels-Devils-Rest loop hike

This is a great conditioning hike that starts at the Wahkeena trailhead, goes up to Wahkeena Springs, over to Angels Rest, then up to Devils Rest before heading back down to the Vista Point Trail and finally, returning to the Wahkeena Trail and the trailhead.

January 5, 2019

Herman Creek Trail to Casey Creek

The Herman Creek Trail is one of the areas that was damaged in the September 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. This hike hasĀ been a favorite trail of mine for awhile, so I was curious to see how it fared after the fire.

December 15, 2018

After the fire: Multnomah-Wahkeena loop hike

Ever since the Eagle Creek Fire broke out in September 2017, most of the trails on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge have been closed. When the trails from Angels Rest to Multnomah Falls recently reopened after restoration work, I was anxious to see how one of my favorite loop hikes fared.

June 23, 2018

Tomlike Mountain hike

Beginning at Wahtum Lake, we hiked to the narrow open ridge and summit of Tomlike Mountain.

June 11, 2017

Herman Creek to Casey Creek

Herman Creek is less visited than most areas on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. With several trail options, it’s a great place for a cloudy day.

April 24, 2017

Herman Creek to Indian Point loop hike

A wet and foggy conditioning hike to Indian Point via Herman Creek, Nick Eaton Way and Gorton Creek Trails.