Medicinal Plant Hikes

COVID-19 precautions

For safety related to the COVID-19 pandemic,
outdoor classes are being held only for very small groups of students.
Masks must be worn and six feet of social distancing must be maintained.

Students of all levels are invited to join us for informative and fun medicinal plant hikes around Portland, the Willamette valley, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Cascade mountains. Choose a hike below to learn more about some of the plants that are covered and the hiking difficulty level.

Each hike includes instruction in plant identification, ecology, and historical and modern medicinal uses. Spend time getting to know the plants in the places where they like to live, learning from an instructor with 25+ years of experience in herbalism. Safely enjoy each others' company in the outdoors, at sites with good trails and places for us to stop and talk and be with the living plants.

We update this page all the time with new plant walks and hikes, so check back here often! 

Full Day Hikes

Full-day excursions include harvesting training, medicine making instruction and tincture tastings. These hikes usually bring us to more remote locations to visit special plants, with important driving and rendezvous instructions, and sometimes more strenuous hiking.