Outdoor School


Cool and damp, like a Columbia River Gorge hike should be, with spots of sun to warm things up and illuminate the moss electric green.  With views of the river from rocky outcrops, the monolith of Beacon Rock, waterfalls, the deep green woods, and wildflowers galore leaping out of the mossy forest duff, the hike to Rodney Falls and Little Beacon Rock makes for a perfect March hike in the CRG.

Thru Hiking Presentation

Join Next Adventure and Whitney "AllGood" LaRuffa as he hosts a FREE presentation on thru hiking! He'll go through everything you need to know including gear, where to go, when to go, how to plan, and much much more. Whitney is an extremely experienced thru hiker and an excellent source to learn from. We hope you can join us as we prepare for the thru hiking season!

Trip Report: Table Rock Wilderness

There is a hidden gem of Wilderness less than 50 miles from Portland that most folk don't know about.  The Table Rock Wilderness has some of the best mountain views around, with snowy peaks visible from central Washington to southern Oregon.  Check out Greg's Valentine adventure there.

TRIP REPORT: Eagle Creek Trail Backpack

What to do when there's no snow on the mountain?  Take advantage of the warm weather, take a hike, and go camping in the Columbia River Gorge like Next Adventure Outdoor School guide Greg did.

Take a Winter Hike (Cascades Snow Report)

When you can't ski, then hike!  Next Adventure Outdoor School Lead Guide Greg writes about a winter hike he took and explores some alternative activities for those of you itching to get outdoors this season.

Portland Spring Hikes Clinic With Lisa Holmes

Portlanders have many options when it comes to hiking trails. Which trail to hike? Local author Lisa Holmes has written a book to make that decision easier. Join us and hear her talk about some of her favorite Springhiking destinations near Portland.

How To Hike The Pacific Crest Trail Class & Discussion

Join Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker and Only The Essential producer Colin Arisman as he shares lessons learned first hand from his 2668 mile, 5 month journey on the trail. Whether you are planning a day hike or a 2668 mile thru-hike, Arisman will introduce the basics necessary to have a safe and meaningful experience on the Pacific Crest Trail.

TRIP REPORT: Next Adventure Outdoor School Winter Trip

- Starting the Year Off on the Right Foot -

Next Adventure's Outdoor School had a spectacularly sunny and snowy day on Mt. Hood National Forest for the first Winter Trip of the season.


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