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I’m the author of two books on Portland hikes: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland and Day and Section Hikes on the Oregon PCT. I try to get out there as much as I can, and I try to keep up with all the latest news and developments out on the trail. Check here for news, stories, and photographs from the great outdoors. And you can also follow me as the 60 Hikes guy on Facebook or Twitter.

New 60 Hikes: Portland Portland Hikes Spreadsheet

  • Paul Gerald
  • July 10, 2018
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In the latest edition of my book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland, there’s a handy list of hikes near Portland; it tells which characteristics like length, difficulty, waterfalls, best time to go, etc., for each one. That list also exists on a spreadsheet, which you can use to search for hikes with your own…

Memaloose Hills: A Semi-Secret Wildflower Hike in the Columbia River Gorge

  • Paul Gerald
  • May 3, 2018
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There is this magical thing that happens in the Columbia River Gorge every spring. The hillsides green up, the skies clear, the temperatures rise, and wildflowers explode in beautiful abundance. For hikers, this means escaping the city and, in normal years, the rain. (This year, of course, it’s pretty much sunny everywhere.) And if you…

Great Oregon Coast Hike: Cape Falcon and Neahkhanie Mountain

  • Paul Gerald
  • December 16, 2017
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Here is a great hike on the Oregon Coast that should be good all year round — assuming you don’t mind a little mud. And if you can add a second car, the 9-mile hike to Cape Falcon and then over Neahkhanie Mountain includes many things that make hiking on the Oregon Coast terrific. All…