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Patjens Lakes Hike - Mount Washington Wilderness

Permanently protected as part of the original Wilderness Act in 1964, Mount Washington is the ultimate "rocks and ice" wilderness as lava flows cover a large part of this area. Hike around Patjens Lakes and take in several views of Mount Washington along the way. 

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain:  500 feet
Leader: Erik Fernandez
Location: Mount Washington Wilderness

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Rooster Rock - Table Rock Wilderness

Journey to the headwaters of the Molalla River and explore the unique basalt formations of the Table Rock Wilderness.

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Leader: Jonathan Jelen
Location: Table Rock Wilderness, Salem BLM

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Horsetail & Triple Falls (Oneonta Gorge)

It’s fallsapalooza on this Columbia River Gorge hike to three signature cascading cataracts.

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 4.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 780 feet
Leader: Bridget Callahan
Location: Mount Hood National Forest, Columbia River Gorge

On a list of things the Columbia River Gorge is known for, waterfalls certainly rank high. While Multnomah Falls grabs the lion’s share of attention, hiking enthusiasts know you can find a lot more when you venture beyond I-84.

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Vista Ridge Hike

The Vista Ridge hike is arguably the most scenic alpine trail on Mount Hood in mid-summer when the wildflowers bloom. We'll enjoy amazing vistas of Mount Hood and wildflowers and learn about Oregon Wild efforts to prevent logging along this trail.

Difficulty: Strenuous
Distance: 8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Leader: Erik Fernandez
Location: Mount Hood National Forest

Join Oregon Wild on a hike to perhaps the most scenic trail on Mount Hood.

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Herman Creek Hike - Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness

Enjoying newly expanded protections as part of the 2009 Mount Hood Wilderness, Herman Creek offers one of the best views in the Columbia River Gorge. But you've gotta work for it!

Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 8 miles (round trip)
Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet
Leader: Jonathan Jelen
Location: Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness, Columbia River Gorge

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Rooster Rock - Menagerie Wilderness

Experience some serious geology on this climb to Rooster Rock in the Menagerie Wilderness.

Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 6.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Willamette National Forest, east of Albany and Sweet Home

The Menagerie Wilderness, conveniently located east of Sweet Home along Highway 20, may not be well known, but it is certainly worth exploring!

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Eagle Creek Hike (Columbia River Gorge)

Hike along Eagle Creek through a vertical rock canyon and between old growth forested benches, on the way to lower canyon waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge. 

Level: Moderate
Distance: 4.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Leader: Bridget Callahan
Location: Columbia River Gorge

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Lookout Mountain - Badger Creek Wilderness Hike

This hike features offers a gradual climb along a ridge through an old-growth Pacific silver fir forest to an isolated, rocky pinnacle that offers one of the best views in the entire Cascades. 

Difficulty: Moderate +
Distance: 4-5 miles
Elevation Gain: 700 feet
Leader: Jonathan Jelen
Location: Badger Creek Wilderness, Mount Hood National Forest

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Pine Bench (Boulder Creek Wilderness) Hike (CANCELED)

Explore an old-growth Ponderosa pine forest perched above the North Umpqua River in an area recovering beautifully from a 1996 fire. 

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain:  800 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Umpqua National Forest, along the North Umpqua River

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Mount June and Sawtooth Ridge Hike

Take in the views and spectacular wildflowers from forested Mount June and ridgetop meadows as you explore Eugene’s backyard wilderness. 

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Willamette National Forest, SE of Eugene

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