Spring Hikes with Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Let Friends guide you to special places in the Columbia Gorge. Each year Friends leads 80+ hikes on classic trails, hidden gems and our land trust properties not open for public use. Our hikes educate you about Gorge protection, ecology, history, geology and more, all while being inspired in one our nations' natural treasures.
Dates of the hikes to be posted soon.
Click here to register for a hike. You will be emailed specific details about the hike (time, meeting place,etc) once you register.
About Friends of the Columbia River Gorge
Friends of the Columbia Gorge is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1980 to push for federal protection of the Columbia River Gorge. In 1986, Friends helped secure the passage of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act to create comprehensive Gorge protection consistent across six counties and two states.
Since passage of the National Scenic Area Act, Friends has helped work to ensure over 38,000 acres of private land has been brought into public ownership; commented on 300+ development applications in the Gorge per year; and educated the public about the Gorge with over 60 free hikes annually. In 2005, Friends created Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust, a 509(a)(3) support organization to acquire critical lands in the Columbia Gorge. Since then, the land trust has acquired through purchase and donation over 650 acres of land.
Today, Friends of the Columbia Gorge is the only non-profit dedicated entirely to protecting the Columbia River Gorge. With a staff of 12, offices in Portland and Hood River, and nearly 5,000 members from Oregon and Washington, Friends of the Columbia Gorge is uniquely suited to ensuring that the wild and beautiful Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come.
Visit their website at: http://www.gorgefriends.org