Activity Information


Columbia River Gorge East (WA) - Spring Wildflowers

03/15/14 (Sat) - 03/16/14 (Sun)

Seattle Naturalists

Linda Moore

Sat 8:00 AM

Bingen, WA

Spring wildflower photo hikes among the rolling plateaus, lichen-covered oak woodlands, and columnar basalt formations in eastern end of Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Hikes include Catherine Creek's Universal Trail, Catherine Creek's Arch Rock or Coyote Wall Labyrinth Trail, and Lyle Cherry Orchard. Tom McCall Point and plateau trails may be alternate hikes to Lyle Cherry Orchard, depending on trail/wildflower conditions and group interest. All hikes are E/M, except for Lyle Cherry Orchard (M/S) which has 1000' gain in 1.25 miles with some steep slopes and alternate Tom McCall Point (M/S) which has 1100' gain in 1.6 miles.

For more info on trails, see Leader Notes and following wildflower trail links:, and select locations for Catherine Creek, Lyle Cherry Orchard, and Tom McCall Nature Preserve.

TRIP RESCHEDULED TO EARLIER WEEKEND OF 3/15-16 from 3/22-23 due to dry sunny/cloudy forecast 60s-70F & without preceding rainy days (for better flower conditions).

* MEMBERS ONLY * BEFORE YOU REGISTER: Read descriptions, trail links, hike distances and gains. You should be comfortable hiking the daily trail expectations. Pace is leisurely to slow, with botany and photo stops. HIKES PLANNED FOR WEEKEND: will include trails in Catherine Creek, Lyle Cherry Orchard, & Tom McCall Pr... More

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Registration closed on Thu, Mar 13 at 6:00 PM

Trip Data
5-6+ mi/day


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