What we’re about
Hi there! We'd like to invite you to join our backpacking and hiking community. We love to hike and backpack with a lot of the same people, trip after trip, where we get to know each other and make friends on and off the trail. The goal of this group is to create a community of friends that support and build up one another, primarily through outdoor adventures. For us, the destination is secondary to the relationships we develop while getting there! We believe in learning from each other. Most events will have more than one hike leader in attendance and they will encourage participation, teamwork, and leadership from everyone – especially those new to the group. This group enjoys adventuring with the same group of people and we hike/backpack/snowshoe four seasons all over the PNW
- Liability Waiver
- Events Refund Policy
- RSVP Courtesy
- Backpacking Trip Guidelines
- Day Hike Trip Guidelines
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Upcoming events (4+)See all
- New Year's at Nesika LodgeNeeds location
Come ring in the 2024 new year at Nesika Lodge! All are welcome to share the warmth and comfort during the holiday. The lodge will be open from the 28th to the 1st for day hikes, overnights, or staging for a weekend hike in the area.
Access: Those interested can hike in/out any time from December 28th to January 1st while the lodge is open (longer if trained to open/close the lodge). A group will meet opposite Multnomah Lodge on Route 30 at 9:00 am December 28th. DO NOT LEAVE VALUBLES IN THE CAR IF PARKING OVERNIGHT. The trail up to the lodge from Multnomah Falls is moderate-difficult, roughly 4 hours in good condition. Warm clothes and micro spikes are necessary, snow shoes are strongly recommended for the unpredictable conditions. If Larch Mountain Rd and Palmer Mill are free of snow, folks can drive in to the lodge. If so, arrangements must be made to unlock the gate on entry/exit, and a chainsaw is required for fallen trees on the forest road. Please contact the host if visiting the lodge for the first time and need directions.
Food: All meals are pot luck during the long weekend, unless someone volunteers to plan meals. Cooking facilities include electric, gas, microwave and wood-fired stoves. All cookware and silverware is available at the lodge.
Sleep: Cots are available in the wood stove-heated dorm, bring a sleeping bag. Floor space is available in the lodge. Dorm or lodge spaces are $18 for adult members, $30 for adult guests.
Other amenities: A generator provides electricity for the lodge. A DVD player and games are available for entertainment. Potable cooking and drinking water is available, though flush toilets and showers are not during the winter. Cell reception is possible with most carriers. There are no garbage facilities in the winter, please expect to pack it out if you pack it in.
- Christmas Ski/Snowshoe trip at LaPine State ParkNeeds location
LaPine State Park occupies a scenic spot along the trout-filled Upper Deschutes River in a high desert subalpine forest. LaPine is also centrally situated for exploring the iconic landmarks of central Oregon, including the Deschutes National Forest, Newberry Crater and Lava River Cave. In winter, we can enjoy miles of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the park, as well as the nearby Mt Bachelor and Sunriver. I've booked two cabins at LaPine State Park for 10 people, and will share detailed itinerary based on weather when the time gets closer. Activity may include:
- Skiing/snowboarding at Hoodoo Ski Resort or xc skiing/snowshoeing at Ray Benson Sno-park or Satiam Pass on Day 1
- Skiing/snowboarding at Mt Bachelor or xc-skiing/snowshoeing at Paulina Lake on Day 2.
- Soaking at McCredie Hot Springs or Cougar Hot Springs on Day 3.
To attend this trip, you must:
A: Have hiked or backpacked with us at least twice this year.
B: Be able to snowshoe 10 miles with 1500 feet of elevation gain with a lightweight day pack.
C: Be able to xc ski for 10 miles on gloomed or ungloomed trails with rolling terrain or have intermediate skills for downhill skiing or snowboarding.
How to RSVP for this event:
#1, sign the Liability Waiver. It only needs to be signed one time, but please sign it now because we can't move people to the going list until the waiver is signed (digital signature).
#2 - Join the wait list, and if we know you, we will add you to the going list (if we can), and if we are not yet friends with you, we will reach out via PM and introduce ourselves.
#3 - By RSVPing or joining the waitlist for this event, you certify you have read and agree with the Hike’rizons Backpacking Expectations.
We organize on Facebook/Facebook messenger, so you do not need to use Facebook, but you must be able to use Messenger. When you join a chat for an event, you will understand why.
YOU ARE NOT ACTUALLY ON THE "GOING" LIST UNTIL WE ADD YOU TO THE FACEBOOK CHAT!
We will help people arrange car pooling. Suggested gas donation is $0.10 per mile per passenger.
Please see our Attendance and Refund Policies.
HikeRizons chat members get advance notice of many of our most popular events. Sometimes events are not even publicized because chat members fill it up. Join our HikeRizons Member Chat and be in the know!
This meetup cares more about who we are going with, then where we are going. This means we won't take off and leave you, we are very fun and social, and we hope you will join our community based hiking hiking and backpacking group.
Community based hiking and backpacking group? Yes, we are not destination-of-the-week based with 12 strangers, and then next week a new hike with 12 strangers.
We are a friend community and we hope you will give us a try.
- Wildwood TrailEnd of Wildwood Trail on NW Newberry Road, Portland, OR
Let’s get an early start on our New Year’s resolution to get in shape.
The Wildwoodood Trail is a challenging 30 mile hike. You are not commited to the entire distance so can go as many miles as you want and arrange a pick up place to get back to your car.
This time, let’s put our approximate hike speed and pair up with others of a similar pace and desired distance. I will leave it up to you to arrange in comment section. Also, please arrange car pool for yourself if you would like.
We will all meet together on the North entrance and carpool to South end of Trail.
- Snowshoe and Winter CampingTImberline Mountain Lodge , Oregon , OR
There are options as follow
Friday - meet at white River West Snow Park at 11 am and snow shoe up to Timberline scenic route 6-10 miles depending on snow conditions and what group would like to do. Camp at PCT sight just above Timberline Lodge.
Saturday - meet at Timberline Lodge, 10 am join Friday group, set camp at PCT site.
Snowshoe around lodge are and Illumination Rock. Skiing Is an option too for thise Interested.
Happy Hour for those who would like and back to camp for the night.
Sunday return to day lodge or White River.
You can camp 1 night or both or neither. Please Indicate your Intentions.
We will check the weather a few days before and postpone a week if weather is not pleasant.