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Tamanawas Falls Hike

Explore a diverse old-growth forest along the crystal clear Cold Spring Creek leading up to the spectacular Tamanawas Falls. *This special hike is for 2014 Oregon Wilderness Conference attendees. If you'd like to register for the conference click here!*

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 4.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Leader: Bridget Callahan
Location: Mount Hood National Forest

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Opal Creek Ancient Forest Hike

Join us for a walk back in time to an ancient Oregon forest in one of the state’s signature Wilderness areas. *This special hike is for 2014 Oregon Wilderness Conference attendees. If you'd like to register for the conference click here!*

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5-7 miles
Elevation Gain: minimal
Leader: Jonathan Jelen
Location: Opal Creek Wilderness, Willamette National Forest

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Natural History Walk in the Badlands with ONDA

Celebrate Wilderness Week with our friends at the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) and discover some natural history in the Badlands Wilderness.

Located just 15 miles east of Bend, off Highway 20, the Badlands is a 30,000 acre Wilderness Area containing fascinating lava flows and ancient junipers. This area was named for its harsh terrain and fantastic rock formations. Within this landscape, one can find incredible displays of desert wildflowers, dry river canyons, castle-like rock formations, and Native American pictographs.

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Tamanawas Falls Family Hike

Great Old Broads for Wilderness and Oregon Wild are partnering up to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Join us for a family-oriented, educational hike on the proposed Wilderness area on the east side of Mt. Hood.

Level: Moderate
Distance: 3-5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Location: Tamanawas Falls
Leader: Shirley Stageberg

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Devil's Staircase Wilderness area, Dark Grove Hike

Not for the faint of heart or weak of legs – this hike is a rugged, off-trail experience, though it will NOT go to the Devil’s Staircase waterfall itself.

Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 4 miles (but feels more like 6) 
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet, down to Carbon and Wassen Creeks and then back up, all through steep rugged terrain
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Central Oregon Coast Range, near Reedsport

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Eagle Creek Wildflower & Plant ID Hike (Columbia River Gorge)

Join Wendell Wood, Oregon Wild's Wildlands Interpreter, for this slow-paced hike to Punchbowl Falls in the dramatic Eagle Creek canyon, sandwiched within the surrounding Columbia River Gorge Wilderness. 

Level: Moderate
Distance: 4.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Leader: Wendell Wood
Location: Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood National Forest

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Wahclella Falls/Tanner Creek Wildflower & Plant ID Hike

Join Oregon Wild Wildlands Interpreter Wendell Wood for this extremely slow-paced hike to a classic waterfall in what may be the most diverse and scenic single mile of trail in the western Columbia River Gorge. 

Level: (Relatively) Easy
Distance: 2 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: gradual 200 feet
Leader: Wendell Wood
Location: Tanner Creek, Columbia River Gorge Wilderness, Mount Hood National Forest

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Horsetail & Triple Falls (Oneonta Gorge) Wildflower ID Hike

Join Oregon Wild's Wildlands Interpreter Wendell Wood for this slow-paced hike in the Columbia Gorge Wilderness, taking in Horsetail (and Ponytail) Falls, the Oneonta Gorge and Triple Falls. 

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 3.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 780 feet
Leader: Wendell Wood
Location: Oneonta Creek, Columbia Gorge Wilderness, Mount Hood National Forest

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Marilyn Lakes Snowshoe Hike

Once free of the busy Gold Lake Sno-Park, an adventure into the wild areas near Willamette Pass offers wintertime beauty and solitude. This snowshoe trek into the Maiden Peak Roadless Area includes hiking through a lovely forest, skirting frozen lakes, and (if clear!) a view of Diamond Peak.

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