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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, and 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 spend time bouldering (a form of rock climbing) at Portland’s largest indoor bouldering gym.

Detailed Trip Description

Trip Details

Arrive by: 11:00am, Thurs., Aug. 20, 2020
Return: Tues. evening, Aug. 25, 2020

Cost: Need-based financial aid is applied for those who qualify. For those without financial aid, the full-price cost is $690*

Rigor: 3

Equipment & Packing List 

Check out photos from past trips on flickr: 2019 - 2018a - 2018b - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014



*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.