9 miles with 1,800 ft gain
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. There is a shorter route to the waterfall that begins near the Bridge of the Gods, but we were looking for a longer hike in the woods. We lucked out and it didn’t rain all day – and while it was cold, the forest protected us from the wind that we could hear howling above us.