Hike & Stand Up Paddleboard Camping Trip

  • Image shows six people grouped together in PFDs sitting on stand-up paddleboards on a lake. There is a green mountain and blue sky behind them.
  • Picture shows a man wearing a white shirt standing in front of a waterfall posing with his head tilted back and mouth open so it looks like the waterfall is pouring into his mouth.
  • Picture shows close up of yellow, red, and purple wildflowers on a hillside. In the background large hills and a lake can be seen in the distance.
  • Picture shows a line of people in the distance hiking down a hill away from the camera, towards the Columbia River. The background shows the Columbia River and Mount Hood can be seen peeking out on top of one of the hills in the upper right corner.
  • Picture shows a person with a black shirt and red backpack in the center of the image posing with two "thumbs up" and smiling in front of a waterfall surrounded by trees.

Towards the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area you can experience the best of both Northwest ecosystems: arid deserts and lush forests with waterfalls! We’ll stay at a campground at Horsethief Lake (Columbia Hills Historical State Park, near Dallesport, WA), and spend time stand up paddleboarding (SUPing) and hiking nearby trails. You’ll see towering columnar basalt cliffs, striking waterfalls, and colorful wildflowers in full bloom! We’ll sleep in tents (solo or shared, depending on whether you’re in a pod) and cook meals outdoors. Read the detailed trip description to learn more.


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Trip Specifics

Dates: Saturday, May 8 - Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Cost: $295. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those who qualify. 

Rigor: low-moderate

Equipment & Packing List

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Trip Pictures

This is a brand new trip for us, but you can check you pictures from other times we’ve been to this area!