CHS 1 Hike - Hardy Ridge

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Hardy Ridge

Columbia Gorge Hiking Weekend. CHS1 hike to Hardy Ridge in Beacon Rock State Park led at pace 1.5-2.0 mph.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.1 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,226 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Meet at 8 AM at the Equestrian Trailhead.

Trailhead: Equestrian Trailhead

This route will take us along Hardy Ridge. It consists of a nice forest hike which will open up to a ridge with a view of Table Mountain as well as some of the Gorge. If the weather is clear then we may even get a view of Mt. Hood.

We'll get to the ridge at around the halfway point of the hike. The ridge is also a relatively short section for the hike. It is full of rocks and roots so we'll go quite a bit slower around this section to minimize accidents. I also strongly encourage hiking poles for at least this section. 

After the hike we'll head back to Cascade Locks for a bite to eat.

Additional items (strongly encouraged):

  • Hiking poles

Hardy Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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