Trails Club of Oregon is a Portland, Oregon based outdoor club with a rich tradition and history. Trails Club members have enjoyed outdoor activities on Mt Hood, in the Columbia Gorge and many other Northwest areas since 1915! Some third generation hikers and campers are enjoying the efforts of our founders that built a hiking lodge, “Nesika” with a view of the Columbia River. Volunteer members joined together years later to build a ski lodge, “Tyee“, on Mt. Hood. We now have many gatherings to enjoy winter sports and incredible gourmet meals with a view of the peak of Mt Hood. We ski and snowshoe out the door to trails from Government Camp to Timberline on Mt. Hood. There is a great sledding hill next to our lodge, this also can be used for a snowboarding. Lodge users are charged a nominal lodge fee.

Trails Club of Oregon is for the hearty. Nesika can be reached by hiking four miles up from Multnomah Falls. Generous skilled volunteer members greet hikers with homemade cookies and meals cooked on a wood stove. Our rustic lodge is very cozy when the fireplace and kitchen stove get fired up. Dorms can sleep many members and guests for overnights at Halloween parties, star gazing, 4th of July Bar-B-Queue and work weekends. It is a great place to take off on hikes and backpack trips in the Columbia River Gorge. Our lodges are not for rent, guests are welcome to come to activities, to spend the night non-members must be with a member.

Outdoor activities include snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, biking, backpacking, and kayaking. Trips include Alpine outings, Senior Outings, trips to Bend to ski, resorts, European hiking trips and whatever our members volunteer to lead.

Social activities include Travel and Adventure Nights (slides and speakers), picnics in Portland Parks in the summer, Hike and Dine events(usually at Tyee), Wednesday lunch after the Wed. morning hike in Forest Park, Halloween Parties, New Years Eve and work trips at the lodges.

Scheduled events are published here on the Events Calendar and in our monthly newsletter, The Trail Blazer. Come hike with us and let us get to know you. Click on membership for more on membership requirements, benefits and an application form.


Non-members are invited to take part in Trails Club activities, however for overnight lodge visits must be accompanied by a member. The Trail Blazer (monthly newsletter) is sent upon request or after attendance on a scheduled trip. Please read the information below on Dues, Requirements and Club Principles. Further information and membership application forms are available by sending emailing to