Every year about this time, I start thinking about hiking my butt back into shape. I get out of shape every winter because I basically dislike (A) hiking in the rain, (B) driving on snow, and (C) the gym. So I eat and relax all winter, then hit the trails in the spring. But which […]
What are the best Portland hikes in the rain? Here’s one option in town, one in the Gorge, and one at the coast.
Looking for the best fall colors hikes near Portland, Oregon? Here are some favorites from Paul Gerald, author of “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland.”
Less than an hour from Portland, Cape Horn Loop has plenty of variety in a loop of less than 7 miles. And it’s one of the best fall colors hikes around.
In winter, Columbia Gorge hikes like Memaloose State Park can offer Portland hikers a chance to “get out there” without dealing with snow.
I made my annual wildflower/conditioning hike up Dog Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge this last week. For us Portland hikers, this is one of our highlight hikes — so much so, I don’t go anywhere near it on a weekend this time of year. The weekend before Memorial Day, the trailhead parking lot was […]
In keeping with my New Year’s Resolution to “go outside and play one day every week,” Friday I blew off almost everything and went hiking at spectacular Eagle Creek. Well, first I went to Bumblekiss for a yummy breakfast (photos here) and then I went hiking.
Here’s a trip report with photos from the hike.