PE 177 Hiking in the Columbia Gorge

Portland as a city is privileged to have in close proximity the Columbia Gorge. Within 30-45 minutes it offers numerous hiking trails (long & short) of all levels for enjoyment and exercise in the outdoors. This course will introduce light hiking day excursions between 3 to 5 miles in length which will provide walking fitness, but also focus on waterfalls, geology, Oregon history, animal habitats, flora and fauna.