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Hike & SUP the Columbia Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, where the mighty Columbia passes narrowly through the Cascade Mountains, is one of country’s great natural treasures. Explore the area’s extensive hiking trails, taking in sights of towering cliffs, soaring bald eagles, countless waterfalls. Enjoy the protected and beautiful inlets of the Columbia River while learning how to Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP).  We’ll spend our nights at the Menucha retreat and conference center in a comfortable lodge featuring showers, bunk beds, and the most spectacular view from any swimming pool in Oregon!  For those in the group who are interested, we’ll also head into Portland for an evening of bouldering at Portland’s largest bouldering gym.

Arrive by: 11:00am, Thurs., Aug. 24, 2017
Return: Tues. evening, Aug. 29, 2017

Cost: $690*

Detailed Trip Description

Equipment & Packing List 

Check out past trips on flickr - 2016 Photos - 2015 Photos - 2014 Photos


  • The required forms linked below are due Friday, June 23rd

    Acknowledgment & Assumption of Risk Form (please print, sign, and return by mail, fax or scanned email attachment)

    Online Equipment Request Form (you’ll need to have your Lewis & Clark email set up to access this) Fill this out after you have received your trip placement.

    Online Travel Form (you’ll need to have your Lewis & Clark email set up to access this)


*This price reflects the full cost of the trip before financial aid. If you submitted a FAFSA, the cost to you will be calculated on a need-based sliding scale. Simply check the box regarding financial aid on the New Student Trip Reservation Form. Your financial award will be included in the email with your trip placement.

Plan to add $5/day for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge), medical dietary restrictions exempt.