Hello, Friends! Please join us on Cycle Wild’s next overnight bicycle camping excursion to Panther Creek campground in Gifford Pinchot National Forest (Skamania County, WA) on Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11!
We will meet at 7:00 at a location on NE Sandy Blvd near 82nd Ave on Saturday August 10 and return to Portland sometime in the late afternoon/early evening of Sunday August 11th. The approximate distance of this trip is 60 miles (100 km) one-way. Due to the length of trip, we consider it a challenging trip. Riders should have previous experience with distance riding and bike camping.
Campsites have been reserved in advance by the fabulous Matt Picio, we’re expecting it to work out to about $10 per person, please either bring a check made out to Matt Picio or cash.
Our route will head up the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge and then cross the river at Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks.
Every rider should also bring a copy of the Columbia Gorge Bike Map, available online from this link. Cue sheets will be given from Bridge of the Gods. You may also find a copy of the Bike There! map useful for navigating portland if you aren’t familiar with the routes to Troutdale. We will be taking Marine Drive.
Panther Creek campground is a lovely destination in itself, with stunning views on the way there. Just 12 miles from Walking Man Brew Pub, I mean Stevenson, and 8 miles north of Carson. The campground is heavily wooded, offering lots of privacy. There is a great network of hiking trails throughout the campground, so it’s worth bringing your sneakers on this tour. And, just up the road 5 miles is a hidden, dramatically beautiful waterfall.
More information here.