trip reports

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.

December 22, 2019

Hardy Creek loop hike

Besides the well known paths that lead up Beacon Rock, Hamilton Mountain, and Hardy Ridge, Beacon Rock State Park contains additional trails that make creating hike loops of varying distances possible.

December 14, 2019

Trail of Ten Waterfalls

December is a great time to hike at Silver Falls State Park. The lodge and park entrance are all dressed up for the holidays, water levels are higher in the waterfalls, and there are far fewer crowds.

November 29, 2019

Cape Horn hike

Cape Horn is located on the Columbia River in Washington, near the town of Washougal. The full loop hike is open from July 16 to January 31 each year. The upper section is open all year, but the lower section is closed from February to July 15 for peregrine falcon habitat.

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 17, 2019

Boulder Ridge to Huckleberry Mountain hike

Wanting a good conditioning hike on a foggy and rainy day, we got a little more adventure than we anticipated when it got pitch dark for the last two miles of our hike.

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 27, 2019

Silver Star Mountain hike

For this loop hike, I was hoping to find an alternate route to Silver Star that was less steep and rocky than the Grouse Vista trail. I found out that the Tarbell trail is not less steep or rocky, but it was interesting.

October 12, 2019

Multnomah-Wahkeena loop hike

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

October 4, 2019

Salmon River Canyon backpack

Two nights of magical backpacking in a wet forest full of mushrooms and trees dripping with lichens.