Program Details

Wahclella Falls & Carson Hot Springs Drala Hike

November 2 / 10:00 AM - November 2 / 4:00 PM

(Photo credit: Kelvin Kay (Creative Commons))

"By relaxing the mind, you can reconnect with that primordial, original ground, which is completely pure and simple.  Out of that, through the medium of your perceptions, you can discover magic, or drala."  

-Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


Wahclella is an easily accessible gorge trail offering scenic waterfalls and an easy loop. We may even see salmon spawning this time of year. Following the hike, we will cross the Bridge of the Gods and head to Carson Springs, WA for a healing soak in the mineral water baths of the 1892 resort. Mineral bath & wrap is $20 + tax.

Bring water, lunch, hiking clothes appropriate for November Gorge weather, including rain gear (just in case), gas money for the driver, and a kneeling pad or something else to sit on for occasional stops for sitting or meditation, and $20 + tax and tip for Carson Springs soak.


Hike difficulty: Easy with some steep banks. 2 miles round trip

Meeting time: 10:00 am 

Meeting location: Portland Shambhala Center 

Total drive time: 45 minutes to Wahclella Falls in the Gorge; additional 1/2 hour to Carson Hot Springs, WA; 

Return Time: About 4:00 pm

Hike leader: Liz Howell


Drala hikes are open to the public. No dogs, please - For questions about this or other things, please contact Liz Howell, Drala Hike Coordinator.  


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