Cover page for Reflections Magazine

In addition to the cover page of the American magazine Reflections, featuring the photo of the Extreme Canyoning team member, more photos were published inside the magazine along with a great article, which also testifies to the popularity of this great sport discipline, which is still in expansion both in our country and worldwide. Reflections is a monthly magazine dedicated to members of the Bellevue Club one of the best American social and athletic clubs and also for the guests of Bellevue Hotel numerous international awards winner as a luxury boutique hotel.


True canyoneering (sometimes called canyoning) is the sport of traversing through a gorge and its waterfalls using multiple techniques including abseiling (rappelling) bouldering, cliff jumping, hiking and swimming. It’s still a burgeoning sport in the Pacific Northwest, and the equipment necessary is expensive and extensive, but those who are dedicated will find one the greatest canyoneering spots in the country locally at the Columbia River Gorge. The following are known to be good trails for figuring out whether this is the activity for you.

A good trail for dipping your toes in the sport of canyoneering is Oneonta Gorge, a well-traveled trail that navigates over logjams and includes a stretch of trail that requires wading through chest-high water. However, it’s one of the most popular hikes in the Columbia River Gorge, so if you want to play around plan on a weekday excursion.

This trail includes dozens of misting waterfalls so be prepared to get wet, even if you don’t plan on jumping in. A longer trail, about 12 miles, this trek covers a wide variety of terrain and will test your threshold for heights in a few ways. But beware, this trail has had some infrastructure problems in the past few years, so be sure to check trail reports before going.

After only about a one-mile ascent, canyoneers are greeted with a spectacular double waterfall that lends itself to climbing, rappelling and general marveling. The views of the gorge and Mt. Adams make it a short but sweet adventure. You can also extend your trip by returning to the trailhead and then heading up a neighboring trail to Elowah Falls.

The Columbia River Gorge is arguably the best spot for canyoneering, but there are dozens of other canyons in the Pacific Northwest that offer terrain perfect for adding some variety to your regular hikes.

Most noted for being the country’s deepest river gorge, this canyon is located on the border of Eastern Washington and Oregon and Western Idaho. Due to its large size, people flock to it for white water rafting, hiking and horseback riding. But, it makes for a great place to learn about canyon terrain and to test out your traversing skills.

A very different type of terrain, Ape Canyon was formed by lava flow on the south side of Mount St. Helens. It now offers adventurers an interesting landscape of tunnels and beautiful views. Follow the Ape Canyon trail for about 11 miles and explore all the unique features of this area.

Tekst: Lauren Hunsberger

Reflections Magazin

Reflections je mesečni magazin za članove kluba Bellevue, jednog od najboljih socijalnih i atletskih klubova u americi, kao i za goste hotela Bellevue koji je višestruko nagrađivani i međunarodno priznati luksuzni butik hotel.     Časopis se fokusira na zdravlje, fitnes i klubske aktivnosti i događaje. Objavljuje se mesečno i izdaje se prvog dana svakog meseca. Kompletan tiraž je namenjen za sve porodice članova kluba, korporacije, goste hotela Bellevue, oglašivače i potencijalne članove.

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