Washington’s Columbia Hills Historical State Park

April 15-21, 2019 Columbia Hills Historical State Park along the shores of the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State offers something for everyone including rock climbing, fishing, water sports, picnicking, hiking trails, exceptional spring wildflowers and fascinating history that includes some of the oldest pictographs in the Northwest (click here for park brochure). The park …

Washington’s Columbia River Gorge: Coyote Wall, April 2018

Follow the top of a massive basalt cliff to exploding wildflowers and fantastic views of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge Distance: variable depending on the route you take (plan on at least 6 miles, we hiked 9) Type: variable, depending on the route you take (see below for my recommended route) Difficulty: moderately …

Washington’s Columbia River Gorge: The Labyrinth, April 2018

Expansive area with a multitude of hiking opportunities on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge Distance: 6.3 miles roundtrip Type: loop with several different options available Difficulty: moderate with approximately 1,100′ elevation gain Best season: accessible most of the year, but best in spring for wildflowers Warning: watch for poison oak Happy Easter …