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If you’ve been searching for motivation for your next hike—something more than the allure of lush pine forests, dramatic autumn foliage, and the generally stunning beauty of the Columbia River Gorge—how about 10 percent off at selected businesses in Stevenson, Washington? A mere 45 miles from Portland, Stevenson is encouraging hikers to get out during the weekend of October 16–18 with its third annual “Fall Hike the Gorge Weekend.”

To take advantage of the weekend discounts, all you need to do it provide visual confirmation that you took a hike in the Gorge—a cell phone selfie will do just fine!

Here are the spots you can hit this year and revel in the discounts:

  • Walking Man Brewery
  • Big River Grill
  • El Rio Texicantina
  • Subway
  • A & J Select Market
  • Andrew’s Pizza
  • Columbia Hardware
  • Skunk Brothers Spirits
  • Kanvas Paint Socials
  • Bigfoot Coffee Roasters and Coffee Market

For those weekend warriors aiming to take part in the fun, here's a list of recommended hikes to get you started. (Of course, any and all Gorge hikes will score you the discount.)

  1. Beacon Rock: Get your exercise with a side of history. Beacon Rock has a long legacy beginning with Lewis and Clark. Be sure to read up on it before exploring this Gorge icon. (1.8 miles; easy)
  2. Dog Mountain: This loop, although easily accessible and relatively short, features a steep trail and requires some physical prowess. If you choose to embark upon the trek you will be treated to stunning views of the Gorge. (7 miles; difficult)
  3. Cape Horn Loop: Get your autumn foliage on with a hike that guarantees to stun even on a cloudy day. Make your way through the forest and emerge to far-reaching views. (7.8 miles; moderate)
  4. Table Mountain: Pass Gillette Lake, peak down into the Gorge, spot Mount St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainer all before summiting this aptly named mountain to views of open meadows and Mt. Hood. (15 miles; difficult)

For more awesome Gorge hikes, check out our Guide to Hiking and Biking in the Columbia River Gorge. Happy trails!

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