Portland Area Hiking

in and around Portland Area.

 
... Preview: Hike to the flat-topped summit plateau of Angels Rest and return or continue through the old-growth forest, passing the large Wahkeena Springs to the Wahkeena Falls Trailhead. Much of the forest that ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Troutdale, OR - Hiking - 4.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Although it has none of the spectacular mountain scenery found on some of the other trails in this book, this uncrowded hike up charming Badger Creek has plenty to recommend it. The trail is easy and ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 5.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Nestled in a deep, mostly forested bowl, Big Slide Lake is a wonderfully scenic destination in the generally overlooked Bull of the Woods Wilderness. The approach trail is attractive throughout, with ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 10.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: From the trailhead at the side of U.S. Highway 26, hike the gentle grades of longabandoned roadbeds, through lush second-growth forest, to a primitive picnic site on the shore of Bloom Lake. Then use ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Elsie, OR - Hiking - 3.5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: There are two approach trails to Boulder Lake, a scenic pool set beneath a line of impressive cliffs and talus slopes in a small roadless area southeast of Mt. Hood. Most hikers start from Bonney Mead ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: As one of only a handful of lakes in the heavily traveled Mount Hood Wilderness, it’s not surprising that Burnt Lake is popular. But even if there were hundreds of other lakes to choose from, this lov ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 5.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike from South Burnt Lake Trailhead over the top of Zigzag Mountain, with its spectacular view of the southwest side of Mount Hood. Then descend to Burnt Lake in a timbered pocket on the northern slo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - 9.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The steep eastern face of Mt. Washington is familiar to countless thousands of drivers who have admired this pointed mountain from the popular viewpoint on U.S. Highway 20 above Suttle Lake. Almost no ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 5.5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Mountain scenery doesn’t get much better than what you find on the north side of Mt. Hood. This hike, which traverses almost the entire length of this alpine wonderland, is bound to be spectacular. Wi ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 13.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Dramatically scenic Oswald West State Park honors one of the giants of the conservation movement in Oregon, a former governor who in the early 20th century had the foresight to set aside all of the st ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 11.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike the somewhat challenging Cape Horn Loop, close to the western end of the Columbia River Gorge, on the Washington (north) side of the river. Spectacular views of the gorge, including a close-up lo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Cape Horn, OR - - 7.8 miles    Best Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The narrow and rugged ridge of Cape Lookout stretches 1.8 miles into the Pacific Ocean. The top of the cape is mostly timbered but the sides are steep to vertical cliffs that drop hundreds of feet int ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - 4.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Descend the South Trail from Cape Lookout Trailhead to a somewhat secluded beach 800 feet below. This hike offers tremendous views of the steep and rugged south face of Cape Lookout. The entire hike i ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - 3.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A deep, sparkling jewel set beneath a particularly rugged and scenic stretch of the Cascade Mountains, Carl Lake is a fun destination for an overnight trip in the central Mount Jefferson Wilderness. A ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 15.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Huckleberries (delicious in late August and providing plenty of color in midOctober), beargrass (blooming profusely with tall white blossoms in midJuly), and views (especially of nearby Mt. Hood) are ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 10.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This short but exciting hike takes you into a small but very attractive parcel of roadless terrain not far from Packwood, Washington. Since most hikers prefer the more famous trails around the scenic ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 5.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Spectacular views of the eastern Columbia River Gorge await the hiker as he or she climbs this strenuous route, high above the Washington (north) side of the river. Much of the way you ascend along th ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Hood River, OR - - 5.7 miles    Best Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: If you like ridge walks through acres of wildflowers, past scenic rock formations, and to great viewpoints, then this is the trail for you. The Juniper Ridge Trail traces the entire length of its 13-m ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 15.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Climb along steep but scenic Cool Creek Trail to the top of Hunchback Mountain and the Devils Peak Lookout, where you can spend the night if you are so inclined and brought your sleeping bag. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - 8.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The vast majority of the trails in the Pacific Northwest travel through miles of dense coniferous forests before ending at some ridge, lake, or other destination where you break out of the trees and c ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 14.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The bulky mass of Tanner Butte, with its gouged-out eastern face, is a wellknown landmark in the central Columbia River Gorge. Given its prominence, it is not surprising that the summit features stupe ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 22.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Although it features some exceptionally nice views along the way, the Duckabush River Trail is primarily a forest hike that follows one of the largest and most important rivers fl owing out of the eas ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 13.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The forested terrain of the southern Mount Jefferson Wilderness is dominated by two outstanding features, the rugged crags of Three Fingered Jack and the tranquil beauty of dozens of mountain lakes. B ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 9.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The southern William O. Douglas Wilderness is a relatively gentle landscape of countless lakes, wonderful meadows, and attractive forests. ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 11.3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Eagle Creek Trail has been a favorite of local hikers since it was first built in 1915. The trail opened at the same time as the Old Columbia River Scenic Highway, providing a spectacular hiking d ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 16.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Elk Meadows is a generally flat, grassy expanse at the headwaters of Cold Springs Creek that boasts a picturepostcard view of the east face of Mt. Hood. In midsummer the wildflower display here is qui ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 1.7 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Climb the steep route to the summit of Elk Mountain. Then descend slightly over a very rough trail to join the abandoned road system that you will follow back, first along slopes, then close to rushin ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - 8.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Three sparkling lakes, surrounded by forest and with partial views of a glacier-clad volcano, are the destination of this easy and enjoyable trip. Although the lakes are fairly popular, they are not a ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 2.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Avalanche Valley is one of that handful of indescribably spectacular places that every Northwest backpacker should visit at least once in their hiking lives. The joyful springs, lovely ponds, acres of ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 24.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: With more than 5000 acres of gently forested hills separated by lush ravines, Portland’s Forest Park ranks as one of the largest natural areas within a major city, granting metro dwellers access to 70 ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
Burlington, OR - Hiking - 8.1 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Balch Creek slices through the Tualatin Mountains, Portland’s green backdrop also known as the West Hills, via a gorgeous ravine. While much of the 5000-plus-acre Forest Park consists of a fairly mono ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
Portland, OR - Hiking - 2.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Descend this newly reconstructed trail through vibrant, second-growth forest, from atop the Coast Range at the Wilson River Highway Summit to Gales Creek Campground. As you hike take note of the wide ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Tillamook, OR - - 2.7 miles    Best Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The tiny Glacier View Wilderness, which borders the west side of Mount Rainier National Park, includes similar scenery to the park, but avoids that more famous preserve’s traffic jams and crowds. Long ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 9 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: In the northern part of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, only a few miles but seemingly a world away from the crowds that gather near the volcano, this wonderful loop hike explores the ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 17.9 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Climb through mostly second-growth forest from deep in the Salmon River Canyon to the ridgeline of Hunchback Mountain. Along the way a couple of small open slopes bloom profusely with wildflowers in J ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - 7.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This relatively uncrowded trail samples all of the many charms of the Goat Rocks Wilderness. Starting in a lovely high-elevation forest, you ascend into flower-choked meadows along a ridge with amazin ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 13.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Herman Creek is one of the major streams of the Columbia River Gorge, and the trail up its long canyon leads to a number of interesting and worthwhile destinations. ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 19 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Make the 2-mile hike to the rhododendron-lined shore of Hidden Lake to camp and fish, or continue another 3 miles to a junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 2000 (PCT). This trail is ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - 10 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Aptly named High Camp sits at timberline on the northwest shoulder of Mt. Adams, and, like most such high-elevation locations, it offers views that are absolutely stupendous. Most impressive are those ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 10.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The once popular trail to Fish Creek Mountain and High Lake fell off the radar screens of most local hikers when the massive floods of February 1996 permanently closed the western access roads to this ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 6.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Although the Pacific Northwest has thousands of miles of trails leading to impressive and worthwhile locations, often the best and most beautiful spots are hidden just off the maintained paths. One su ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 20 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike up Horseshoe Ridge to the flower-covered crest of Zigzag Mountain and the junction with the Zigzag Mountain Trail. This route offers spectacular views of the volcanic peaks of the northern Oregon ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - 6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This route travels through the spectacular 185-acre tree museum of Hoyt Arboretum in Southwest Portland. The path winds through a variety of forested ecosystems, including oak woodland, redwoods, pond ... Related information:... From the guidebook Hiking Oregon (State Hiking Guides Series)
Portland, OR - Hiking - 1.8 miles   
... Preview: One of the classic beauty spots in Mount Rainier National Park, Indian Bar is a fairly small but spectacular basin of abundant wildflowers, streaking waterfalls, and outstanding mountain scenery. Ther ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 16 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Indian Henrys Hunting Ground is one of the most famous backcountry beauty spots in Mount Rainier National Park. This glorious meadow, with its bonanza of wildflowers, scenic ponds, and drop-dead-gorge ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 18 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: that Jefferson Park is Oregon’s most outstanding backcountry location. Certainly this alpine wonderland, with its wildflowers, tree islands, small lakes, and drop-dead-gorgeous views of nearby Mt. Jef ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 13 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike via a challenging trail, with an average grade of nearly 20 percent, to the very summit of Kings Mountain. From the openings near the mountaintop, you can admire the surrounding view, which reach ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - 5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Although relatively short, this is a steep and challenging hike that takes you to a wonderfully scenic little alpine lake high in the Olympic Mountains. In addition to being a great destination in its ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 7.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Filling the center of a colorful old volcanic crater, Lake Wapiki is one of the crown jewels in the string of watery gems that populate Washington’s Indian Heaven Wilderness. There are two ways into t ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 9.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Climb from near sea level at the Multnomah Falls Lodge to nearly 4,000 feet elevation atop Larch Mountain. In the first 2 miles, this route passes three major waterfalls. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Troutdale, OR - Hiking - 13.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Indian Heaven Wilderness is a gentle mountain landscape that covers a high volcanic plateau in the Washington Cascades southwest of Mt. Adams. Instead of featuring a towering, glacier-clad mountai ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 12.3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This trip gives you a choice. For an easier hike, follow the very popular trail to attractive Lena Lake, a lowerelevation destination that is open for most of the year. For more dramatic scenery, cont ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 14.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Draining off the snowfields of Mt. Adams, the clear-flowing Lewis River cascades along through some of the most impressive forests and wooded canyons of our region. A trail once followed this magnific ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 5.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Rising like a green wall east of Mt. Hood, Surveyors Ridge is the last major outpost in the Cascade Range before those mountains slope down to the arid grasslands of north-central Oregon. The highest ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 6.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This hike is an excellent, condensed introduction to the various types of trails that you can expect to find within Forest Park. It includes a steep fire lane and steep winding trails as well as a gen ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Beaverton, OR - Hiking - 4.1 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Although this is a loop hike, nearly 3.8 of its 4.7 total miles are along the gentle Wildwood Trail and through vibrant second-growth forest. This is an excellent hike on which to begin your explorati ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Burlington, OR - Hiking - 4.7 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Central Oregon’s Deschutes River is nationally famous among anglers who come to catch its salmon, steelhead, and record-setting rainbow trout. It is also well known to whitewater enthusiasts for its r ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 7.3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Why drive to one of Portland’s premier landmarks and viewpoints when you can hike there? a nice loop can be made from the Balch Creek canyon to the Pittock Mansion, from which you can relish the archi ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
Portland, OR - Hiking - 2.3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Climb the Top Spur Trail through old-growth forest to the junction with the Timberline Trail. Traverse through forest and meadows to the challenging McNeil Point Trail. Then make an even higher loop, ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - 8.3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Memaloose Lake is a shallow gem in a scenic, mostly forested bowl beneath a rockslide on the northeast slope of South Fork Mountain. Although the hike into the lake is all uphill, it is easy enough fo ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 2.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike to Mirror Lake and possibly camp overnight. Then you can follow the often rhododendron-lined route to the summit of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, and arguably the best view of the south side of Mo ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - 6.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Mount Margaret Backcountry is a very scenic area in the rugged peaks north of Spirit Lake, filled with attractive mountain lakes, rocky peaks, flower fields, and great viewpoints. The region has b ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 15.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Rising above busy Clackamas Town Center and congested i-205 is a little green island virtually unknown to many of the thousands of shoppers and commuters that pass by it every day. One of a string of ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
Gladstone, OR - Hiking - 0.8 mile    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Neahkahnie Mountain rises abruptly from the pounding Pacific surf. In fact, a section of U.S. Highway 101 was blasted from its cliffs about 400 feet above the ocean. The steep trail to the summit star ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Tillamook, OR - Hiking - 5.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike along gentle trails through the now regenerated Tillamook Burn. Nels Rogers, the man for whom Rogers Camp and the Nels Rogers Trail were named, was the Oregon state forester from 1940 to 1949. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Glenwood, OR - Hiking - 5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Although the access road is rough and challenging, this hike into a remote canyon in the rain forests of Oregon’s Coast Range is a real winner. The clear North Fork Salmonberry River is not only beaut ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 4.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: These three lovely but generally uncrowded mountain lakes are all accessible from the same trailhead off an isolated gravel road southwest of Hood River. They provide a range of difficulty options, fr ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 6.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Drive, bike, or take the bus to this 168-acre wildlife refuge located in the heart of the city. Once destined to become an industrial site, in 1988 Oaks Bottom became Portland’s first formally dedicat ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
Milwaukie, OR - Hiking - 2.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Born of glacial ice on Oregon’s highest summit, the Sandy River flows for more than 50 miles on its way to the Columbia. Captain Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame) attempted to wade it back in november o ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
Boring, OR - Hiking - 4.5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Olallie Lake Scenic Area is a gentle subalpine landscape full of lakes, meadows, and joyous campsites that is an ideal destination for families with children. Every lake is attractive, provides go ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 9.1 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Packwood Lake is a huge subalpine gem with a scenic island and terrific views up to the snowy crags of Johnson Peak. It is also accessible along an easy trail from a trailhead reached by a good paved ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 25.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Although there is a better view of Mt. Jefferson over Jefferson Park (Trip 58), the view from Shale Lake comes in a solid second place. That alone would make a visit here worthwhile, but this hike off ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 17.7 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Bull of the Woods Wilderness protects a lovely subalpine landscape of small lakes, rolling forests, and rugged peaks and ridges far from the more famous hiking areas around Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 13.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Situated just below timberline on the gently sloping southwest side of Mt. Hood, Paradise Park is famous for its wildflowers and mountain views. The truth is that both of these features, although exce ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 10.1 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike via the Paradise Park Trail from the Paradise Park Trailhead to one of the best flower gardens on Mount Hood in Paradise Park. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - 12.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This hike takes you to a beautifully restored fi re lookout in a little-known section of the western Cascades. The historic lookout, which is open to campers on a fi rst-come, fi rst-served basis, pro ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 7.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The Pioneer Bridle Trail generally follows a section of the historic Barlow Road. In places the historic route is marked with signs, but in others one can only guess at its exact route. The fact is th ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - 4.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Enjoy outstanding views of four snowcapped volcanoes, scads of emerald dormant lava domes, and pastoral rolling countryside, all from this extinct volcano right within the Portland city limits. Easily ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
Powellhurst, OR - Hiking - 2.1 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Pyramid Lake, which is tucked neatly in an isolated basin on the northern edge of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, has everything a hiker could want in a mountain lake. Although there is no view of the ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 4.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Quartz Creek is that most precious of rarities in our region, a significant lowerelevation watershed that has largely escaped the ravages of the chainsaw. ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 9.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Yocum Ridge, an alpine wonderland that extends west from the slopes of Mt. Hood, enjoys an unequaled position in the long list of scenic treasures around Oregon’s highest peak. The views are absolutel ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 18.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike the Sandy River Trail from the Ramona Falls Trailhead to the Ramona Falls Loop. Then follow the very scenic 4.5-mile loop to beautiful Ramona Falls and back. This trail is used as an access route ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - 7.3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike from the lush second-growth forest at the Saddle Mountain Trailhead and Campground to the rocky summit of Saddle Mountain. From the summit, take in the view, which stretches from the Pacific Ocea ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Elsie, OR - Hiking - 5.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: As the scenic highlight of the SalmonHuckleberry Wilderness, the Salmon River Canyon has been a popular hiking destination for decades. Starting in a magnifi cent old-growth forest, the trail eventual ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 14.3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike into the heart of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness along the forested slope of the Salmon River Canyon. Old-growth forest, flowers, and scattered viewpoints greet the hiker walking along this ge ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Mount Hood, OR - Hiking - 9.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Two casual strolls on the edge of the city offer a glimpse into the local world of wildlife—and back into the past. Both of them are easy to reach and easy to do, and there’s plenty of other stuff to ... Related information:... From the guidebook 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 7 miles   
... Preview: Oak island is actually a peninsula, not an island, but it is graced with plenty of stately Oregon white oaks. Nearly surrounded by the bird-bursting waters of Sturgeon Lake, this delightful loop is a ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
Scappoose, OR - Hiking - 2.9 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: A lovely little park protecting an expansive wetland known as Virginia Lake, the Wapato access greenway also protects shoreline along the Multnomah Channel. Cooperatively maintained by the audubon Soc ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
Burlington, OR - Hiking - 2.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Hike on Oregon’s largest island among stately cottonwoods and sandy beaches to one of its two noncoastal lighthouses. En route watch barges and tugs and all kinds of other watercraft ply the Columbia. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge
Ridgefield, WA - Hiking - 6.5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This outstandingly scenic hike has a little of everything. Among other things, the trail passes several very scenic lakes, a wildflower-covered mountain meadow, fine high-elevation forests, viewpoints ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 12 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: If your car can handle the rough road to the trailhead, the hike into Shining Lake is a relatively easy route that leads to that rarest of phenomena, a scenic mountain lake that is almost never crowde ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 8.8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The waterfalls, most of which are accessed only by trail, are the centerpiece of Oregon’s largest state park. Silver Falls State Park covers more than 9,000 acres in the foothills of the Cascade Range ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Salem, OR - Hiking - 7 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: As seen from Portland, Silver Star Mountain is that long, brownish ridge to the northeast that frustratingly blocks the view of Mt. Adams. But from atop this ridge there is nothing to obstruct the vie ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 13.5 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Silver Star has been a crown jewel in the Chinook Trail System—a trail system that links east and west sides of the Columbia River Gorge. The Silver Star Trail has captured the attention of many local ... Related information:... From the guidebook Day Hiking: South Cascades
Dole, WA - Hiking - 4 miles   
... Preview: Three of the trademark features of the Pacific Northwest—big trees, clear creeks, and lovely waterfalls—are all on spectacular display along Siouxon Creek. Flowing through an almost unlogged low-eleva ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 7.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The sloping, flower-covered meadows of Snowgrass Flat are one of the most popular hiking destinations in Washington, and with good reason, because this is without question one of the premier hikes in ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 14.3 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Take a short hike through the second-growth timber of the Clatsop State Forest, past an abandoned homestead, and on to a small lake, enjoying a wide variety of wildflowers as you go. ... Related information:... From the guidebook Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon
Elsie, OR - Hiking - 3.2 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: The recently completed trail to Soapstone Lake is a pleasant and easy backpacking outing that makes an excellent choice for families with children. The trail to the lake is short but surprisingly dive ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 2.4 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Although perhaps not as spectacularly scenic as some of the other lakes described in these pages, Soda Peaks Lake is still very attractive, with its clear, greenish waters backed by an encircling ridg ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 4.6 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Sunrise Camp, as the name suggests, is an excellent place to watch a sunrise, but there is much more to recommend this trip than just the fine early-morning show. Located high above timberline on the ... Related information:... From the guidebook One Night Wilderness: Portland
Portland, OR - Hiking - 8 miles    BestHiking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)

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