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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.


Check out last year’s photos!

Hike & SUP the Columbia Gorge    
Arrive by: 11 a.m., Thursday, August 18, 2016
Return: Tuesday evening, August 23, 2016

Cost: $690*

Detailed Trip Description

Equipment & Packing List

Pre-Trip Information

Post-trip Information

Hotel Listings                                                                                                                 

The Required Forms Listed Below are Due Friday, June 24th

- 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)

- 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. If you submitted a FAFSA, you may be eligible for discounts on the price listed. 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.