Welcome to Columbia Group Outings!
The Sierra Club Columbia Group includes all of northwest Oregon from Astoria to The Dalles and south to McMinnville and Tillamook. Outings are offered in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.
The Portland/Vancouver Sierra Club Outings Group on Meetup.com
The Portland/Vancouver Outings Meetup Group is formed to offer and organize outings lead by the Sierra Club’s of the Portland and Vancouver areas. Sierra Club members and non-members alike are welcome to participate in our hikes.
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Portland/Vancouver Sierra Club Upcoming Outings
General Outings Information
All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver.
If you would like to read the liability waiver before you choose to participate on an outing, refer to: Outings Form or contact the Outings department at (415) 977-5630 for a printed version.
You don't have to be a member to participate!
Arrive with adequate food, water and clothing. If in doubt about your ability to complete a hike, please consult with the leader before the trip.
Field guides, snacks to share and humor are welcome.
Please leave your pet at home unless otherwise specified or with prior approval from the leader. Entertainment devices are discouraged. Firearms are prohibited.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Most day trips require no advance reservations unless "reservations required" or "group size limited" is indicated.
Participants are encouraged to contribute a small donation for the outing. These optional donations help the Group Outings Program to offer professional leaders' training courses, carbon offset contributions, and other outings activities to strengthen and diversify Columbia Group outings.
Carpooling is encouraged. Riders traditionally share expenses with drivers depending on vehicle and number of riders.
See TriMet's website to find out how to get to the carpool location via mass transit.
Additional Outings Opportunities
Join the local Audubon Society for "wild in the city" and explore Portland’s green spaces by kayak, bike, and foot. These outings are a great way to learn about Portland wildlife.
Bark is a non-profit grassroots forest protection group working to preserve the forests, waters, and wildlife of Mt. Hood. On the second Sunday of every month Bark leads hikes to visit threatened areas of Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding lands. Carpools leave from the Hollywood Trader Joe’s at (4121 NE Halsey) at 9:00 am sharp.
One of the best hiking groups around. Learn about Gorge trails, geography and wildflowers. There are hikes from March 17 to June 17
Hiking and biking trips the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month. The trial follows the old rail corridor that starts in Lyle, Washington, and continues 31 miles north into Swale Canyon.
Mazamas sponsors hundreds of hikes each year in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. These include moderate hikes, strenuous conditioning hikes, trail tending (work trips), backpacks, snow bivouacs, beach hikes, snowshoe clinics, street rambles and short family oriented walks around Portland. The Mazamas tend to hike at a faster pace than other hiking groups.
The Native Plant Society offers free wildflower hikes. Nonmembers and beginners welcome. Learn plant ID, plant lore, and great places to see flowers.
The OMS promotes the safe study, identification, collection and preparation of local fungi.
The Portland Chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club is dedicated to promoting greater participation in and understanding of the value of outdoor recreation with an emphasis on Nordic skiing.
Hiking and biking group of Oregon. Non members are welcome.