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Wachlella Falls in the Columbia River Gorge is a great hike for kids and families
May 22, 2014

Family-Friendly Columbia Gorge Hikes: Wachlella Falls

If you’re looking for a kid- and family-friendly hike in the Columbia River Gorge, look no farther than Wachlella Falls. It isn’t just that the falls itself is beautiful; the trail is also easy to reach, easy to hike, and potentially not too crowded — if you can get an early start. I snuck out […]

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Digging in for future generations.
May 14, 2014

Trailkeepers of Oregon: Working For, and On, Oregon’s Trails

I have been a longtime reader and poster at PortlandHikers.org, and I have admired the work being done by Trailkeepers of Oregon, which kind of grew out of the website. In fact, I have always dedicated my hiking guides to the people who build and maintain trails. And I much appreciate the work and dedication […]

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dog mountain columbia gorge wildflower hikes
May 09, 2014

Gorge Wildflower and Snow Levels Update: May 9, 2014

Inquiring hikers want to know: Which Gorge hikes are sporting wildflowers? Where is the snow level in the hills? Well, I haven’t been out for hardly any hikes this year, which is more than a little embarrassing and frustrating, but hey — I’ve been producing books. But plenty of people have been out hiking, and […]

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beacon rock state park hardy falls
Mar 25, 2014

Best Spring Waterfall Hikes Near Portland

Everybody is rightly excited about Spring and what it means for hiking near Portland: sunshine, wildflowers, and rising snow lines. But there is still rain, and when it combines with that melting snow, the waterfalls near Portland go berserk. So here are some suggestions for the best waterfall hikes near Portland. All of these are […]

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Sunset from Angel's Rest
Mar 07, 2014

Portland Hiking News, Conditions and Outings for March 8-9

Welcome to the 2014 Hiking Season! …. and my (more or less) weekly updates on news, conditions, and hiking suggestions. Sure, some of you may have been hiking all winter, but for me, it starts in March, with the first reports of wildflowers blooming in the Columbia River Gorge and the possibility, however unpredictable, that […]

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Probably a lot of trails looking like this right about now.
Jan 10, 2014

Portland-Area Hiking News and Conditions for Jan. 11-12, 2013

Usually, in this space, I would give you some news related to Portland hikes, and conditions relevant to possible hikes near Portland this weekend. Instead, I think I’ll just say what must be obvious: If you’re thinking of hiking this weekend, good luck! The Portland forecast shows rain all weekend with a wind advisory talking about gusts up to […]

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The Wilson River is one of the best winter hikes near Portland.
Jan 09, 2014

Great Winter Hikes Near Portland: Wilson River Trail

I realize that hiking near Portland in the winter probably means hiking in the rain — but that doesn’t mean we don’t get out there, right? And there are some good winter hikes around here, including this week’s selection, the Wilson River Trail. Why You Should Go One way of looking at winter hikes is, […]

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Silver Falls State Park is one of some 30 Oregon state parks offering a First Day Hike on January 1.
Dec 31, 2013

Looking for New Years Day Hikes? State Parks Have You Covered

Both Oregon and Washington state parks are hosting New Years Day 2014 guided hikes and snowshoes this year. It’s all part of First Day Hikes, a cooperative effort of America’s State Parks and the American Hiking Society. Oregon has 30 hikes to choose from, and this article from Terry Richard in The Oregonian lists them all. […]

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