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Ambassadog Training Hike

August 25 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The first gathering of the Ambassadogs!

Hike Leader: Natalie F.

Max Size of Group: 6

Hike Distance: 4.4 miles total

Elevation Gain: 725 ft

Hike Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Hike Overview:

(From Creek Falls plunges 74 feet over a basalt wall in a secluded amphitheater near Cascade Locks. It is easily reached via the Pacific Crest Trail and is a popular destination for those interested in a short, woodsy hike with plenty of Gorge ambience.

Hiking information:

This is hike is mostly easy walking, but we will be going several miles. We will be traveling at a pace that is comfortable for the whole group, taking time to get to know one another and our pups. We will be periodically stopping to engage in some Ambassadog training activities.

What to expect:

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. The hike leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.

You should expect to participate in this hike for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

All participating dogs must be up to date on all vaccines required by the state of Oregon.

What to bring:

  • Plenty of water – including water and a water dish for your pup
  • Snacks
  • A headlamp – we are planning to be back to the cars before dark, but please bring a light source just in case.
  • A pack to carry your water, lunch, snacks and other items in.
  • A leash for your pup
  • Dont forget the dog poop bags!

What to wear:

  • Comfortable shoes – Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp rocks and give good traction on steep trails such as a hiking boot or tennis shoes. No open toed shoes!
  • Layered clothing that can be removed or put on to meet rapidly changing weather conditions.
  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather


Click here for Google Map directions to the trailhead.

COVID-19 Procedures **Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community. **

In accordance with civil authority restrictions and land manager requirements for safety considerations, the following policies are currently in place:

• All volunteers must administer a health self-evaluation prior to attending in-person volunteer events (

• All volunteers will read and sign the TKO Volunteer Waiver updated for COVID-19 for release and indemnity of TKO and the land manager partner. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• No carpools will be arranged by TKO for the time being.

For a complete list of Covid specific safety measures, see our safety manual, available here.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times throughout history. We are privileged to be here today & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete the post-event survey.


August 25
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Dry Creek Falls via the PCT
Pacific Crest Trail - Cascade Locks Trailhead
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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