Columbia River Gorge Blog
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Welcome to the Skamania Lodge Blog. We wanted to give you a place to share your favorite Columbia River Gorge hotel memory or experience. Read, post, and share.
Terry Richard wrote a recent article for The Oregonian/Oregonlive.com listing the top ten hikes to view wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge that we just had to share. With Portland and Vancouver’s close proximity, the Gorge makes for a fabulous day trip or weekend getaway destination during the spring season.
Wildflowers bloom from early March into July, then continue through summer into fall. Richard’s top ten include…
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Spring is right around the corner (March 20th) so today is the perfect day to begin planning your spring break vacation in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge!
These stunning photos are of the State of Washington's Beacon Rock as seen from Strawberry Island. Strawberry Island is a wonderful, family friendly hiking area in North Bonneville and it sits along the Columbia River. Great views of the river, the Bonneville Dam, Beacon Rock and surrounding mountains. Strawberry Island is less than 10 minutes from Skamania Lodge.
There is such incredible beauty in the Pacific Northwest. Only a short 45 minute drive from Portland, Oregon - Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge are a delighful destination for nature lovers!
Skamania Lodge has an extensive selection of both on-property and near-by recreational activities to consider when planning your vacation to the State of Washington.
Fall is a favorite time for hikers to hit the trails to discover the fabulous fall colors of the Columbia River Gorge, near Portland, Oregon. The City of Stevenson, Washington recently published an awesome article about the wonderful Fall colors that hikers can experience from The Cape Horn Trail, in the Columbia River Gorge, that we wanted to share with you.
The Cape Horn Trail is one of the newest hiking trails in Skamania County, featuring gorgeous views, rocky crags, streams, two waterfalls and fabulous fall colors. The entire loop is made up of two segments separated by Highway 14. The upper trail climbs from the trailhead, reaching a 1,300-foot high point along Pioneer Ridge and at the Nancy Russell Viewpoint. Both offer outstanding views of trees changing color all the way down the gorge.
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