Located on the banks of the Willamette River, surrounded by scenic forested hills, and presided over by spectacular Mount Hood, Portland boasts an abundance of hiking opportunities through a variety of natural landscapes.
This guide offers concise descriptions and detailed maps for 28 of the best short, easy-to-follow trails within a ninety-minute drive of the city. View Portland’s skyline while strolling along the banks of the Willamette, enjoy shimmering waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, or climb to Sherrard Point to see five prominent volcanoes, including Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, this guidebook is for everyone, including families.
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