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Gorge Day Hike

Gorge Day Hike

Yes, another Gorge hiking question.

Will be in Salem this coming weekend. Hope is to leave early in the morning (Saturday, 10/20) and take a relatively strenuous day hike (beyond easy or beginner level at least) in the Gorge area during the day, Would prefer to park once, hike and then leave as opposed to multiple car in and outs. Then, Portland (or somewhere else?) for dinner and back to Salem by 9pm or so.

Suggested itinerary for any and all would be appreciated. Weather looks like it will be spectacular as of this writing though I'm aware it could change.

Thank you!


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1. Re: Gorge Day Hike

Dog or Hamilton Mountain. Both are fantastic hikes with great views and will

Give you a good workout.

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2. Re: Gorge Day Hike

Yeah, Dog Mountain will be the pick, if the weather is dry-ish. If it's been raining, it can be pretty muddy.

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