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Lower Starvation Loop in the Columbia River Gorge: A Four-Waterfall Hike Starting at a Highway Rest Area

  • Paul Gerald
  • July 27, 2017
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Update: As of January 2018, this trail is closed because of the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. Check the National Forest website for the latest info. Heading east on Interstate 84 through the Columbia River Gorge, you have no doubt noticed the rest area called Starvation Creek. You may also know that it’s the trailhead for Mount Defiance,…

Peaceful Place: Rocky Butte

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 26, 2017
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Whenever I give folks my one-day tour of Portland, we always wind up at Rocky Butte. Whether we’ve been up to Timberline Lodge, wandering the Gorge, or walking the city’s neighborhoods, I always want to close the day with the view from the little park on top of the Butte. It’s the best overall view…

Old Mileage Markers on Oregon’s Eagle Creek Trail

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 20, 2017
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Update: As of January 2018, this trail is closed because of the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. Check the National Forest website for the latest info. Back in May, I led a hike for the Trailkeepers of Oregon along the Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge. That hike, which I wrote up for my blog, was…

Big Hills and Big Rewards in the Columbia Gorge: Hiking the Nick Eaton Way to Indian Point

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 20, 2017
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Update: As of January 2018, this trail is closed because of the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. Check the National Forest website for the latest info. If you’re looking to see what kind of shape you’re in, or start hiking yourself into better shape, go tackle the Nick Eaton Way in the Columbia River Gorge. It’s part of an 8-mile loop…

Triple Falls: A Great Hike for a Hot Day in the Columbia River Gorge

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 9, 2017
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Update: As of January 2018, this trail is closed because of the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. Check the National Forest website for the latest info. If you’re looking for a good Columbia Gorge hike to tackle on a hot day, or just a good get-away walk after a workday, the Triple Falls hike is one of the…

June “Breakfast Bulletin”: Hiking Wrap-Up and Soccer Introductions

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 6, 2017
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The June issue of my monthly(ish) newsletter, the Breakfast Bulletin, is out. This month, we have: a wrap-up of the many hikes I’ve been on lately, while updating my book 6o Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland an introduction to the three new clubs in the English Premier League my new web store, where you can buy…

Monster Hike in the Oregon Coast Range:
The Elk Mountain – Kings Mountain Loop

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 5, 2017
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    The Elk Mountain – Kings Mountain Loop

If you are looking for a real conditioning hike, something that offers more effort and challenge than classic scenery, you can’t do much better (or worse) than the Elk Mountain to Kings Mountain Loop in the Oregon Coast Range. Many people are familiar with the Kings Mountain hike, because it is a pretty straightforward deal:…