Okay, you didn’t really think all that rain last week meant hiking season was over, did you? I mean, look at this forecast! Couldn’t be better weather for a hike. So let’s do this. It’s really about fall colors these days, and here are two suggestions for you. One is to check out the 2013 […]
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.
For the weekend of October 5-6, hikes near Portland are all about fall colors and fall weather, including some rock slides you should know about.
Paul Gerald, author of “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland,” offers his weekly roundup of hiking conditions — plus invitations to join him on the trail.
Cape Lookout State Park offers everything you’d want from an Oregon coast hike: old-growth forest, secluded beaches, cliff-top views, and wildlife on land, wing, and water. Why You Should Go Three options await at this free trailhead: there’s a 1.8-miler down to the beach, a 2.3-miler down to the picnic area and campground, and a […]
Greetings, hikers! Time for my (almost) weekly update of conditions and news related to hiking in the Portland area. I will miss next week’s post because I will be … hiking. This week’s hike of the week on my site is a favorite of mine: Read all about the Mount Saint Helens hike to Sheep […]
Hooray! One of my favorite Mount Saint Helens hikes is back. And I can’t wait to put it back into my book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland. Road and trail washouts have, for years, meant off-and-on access to the Sheep Canyon / South Fork Toutle River Hike, one of my favorites. There are still […]
The amazing view from the top of Chinidere Mountain is more than worth the two-hour drive, and Wahtum Lake is a fine destination as well. It’s one of the easiest and best hikes near Portland, if you’re looking for big view and little effort. Consider making this a car-camping trip or part of a longer […]
Don’t let this rainy weather make you skip hiking this weekend. Check out the Cascades Forest for this weekend, and tell me if that looks like good weather for doing your favorite Portland hikes! Feel like joining a group hike? Scroll down for a sampling of what local groups are offering this weekend. Conditions are […]
Okay, folks, looks like the weather will be fantastic for Portland hikes this Labor Day Weekend, so let’s get out there and do this thing! Basically, we are entering the magic time of year when you can do any hike you want. The flowers are still out on Mount Hood, the bugs have almost completely died […]