Abby Joffe

Portland, Asheville

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  1. Beacon Rock - Climbing

    Portland

    This eroded lava plug provides climbers with some really great, variable routes and hikers with one of the most interesting and exciting trails around.

  2. Dabney State Park - Disc Golf

    Portland

    One of the Portland area’s best courses offers the consummate Northwest disc golf experience - tree-lined holes, open meadows, elevation changes, and water hazards in the form of creeks and ponds. The area’s first fully dedicated disc golf course is as challenging as it is beautiful.

  3. Ramona Falls - Hiking

    Portland

    These falls are simply something else, and they must be seen in person. The 3.5-mile approach trail (one way) takes you over the source waters of Sandy River, through lush, old forests, and past vistas of iconic Mt. Hood.

  4. The Salmon River Trail - Backpacking/Camping

    Portland

    With an easily accessible trailhead and a beautiful riverside trail through lush old-growth forests, it's no wonder that the Salmon River Trail is a popular option for Portlanders.

  5. Ozone Wall - Climbing

    Portland

    This wall only 30 miles from downtown Portland offers about 70 different climbing routes of varying degrees of difficulty.

  6. White River - Snowshoeing

    Portland

    The White River Sno Park is a very popular amongst snowshoers and cross country skiers alike because of the breath-taking, sweeping views of White River Canyon and Mount Hood.

  7. Willamette Water Trail - Flat Water Paddling

    Portland

    Taking a multi-day paddling trip down Oregon's gorgeous Willamette River is the ultimate river experience that simply must be on a paddler's bucket list.

  8. Tom McCall Waterfront Park - Road Running

    Portland

    This 40-acre park on the banks of the Willamette River is one of the best urban spaces for Portlandians interested in walking, running, and cycling. It's relatively flat, the scenery is subtly beautiful with the river and colorful cherry trees, and there are plenty of options you can take to make your jaunt as long or short as you'd like.

  9. Barlow Pass - Backcountry Skiing

    Portland

    The Frog Lake Sno Park to Barlow Pass Sno Park cross country ski route is a trek through the classic rugged wilderness of Mount Hood with unique options for exploration around two beautiful, snowy lakes.

  10. Pier Park - Disc Golf

    Portland

    Pier Park may provide the best disc golf in the Portland area in terms of natural beauty. This 18 basket course is located on a peninsula between the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, and it really is an amazing place to go spend a few hours with your frisbee.

  11. Willamette Boulevard - Road Running

    Portland

    The four mile stretch of road that connects Arbor Lodge Park to Cathedral Park in North Portland is as flat and scenic as any in Portland. Views of Mt Hood, Forest Park, and the Willamette River are just some of the highlights along this customizable, tree-lined run.

  12. Barlow Pass - Snowshoeing

    Portland

    The Frog Lake Sno Park to Barlow Pass Sno Park snowshoe route is a trek through the classic rugged wilderness of Mount Hood with unique options for exploration around two beautiful, snowy lakes.

  13. Smith and Bybee Wetlands - Flat Water Paddling

    Portland

    The Smith and Bybee Lakes area is the nation’s largest urban freshwater wetland. Tucked into North Portland’s industrial area, this is perhaps the best place to spot wildlife, specifically birds, within the city.

  14. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge - Hiking

    Portland

    Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge is a 141-acre park located in a floodplain of the Willamette River very close to downtown Portland. It's an easily accessible place to enjoy a hike or run in a pristine wilderness area.

  15. Springwater Corridor - Cycling

    Portland

    This 21-mile paved, multi-purpose route is a very popular option for cycling commuters as well as post-work runners and walkers.

  16. Tryon Creek State Park - Hiking

    Portland

    Tryon Creek State Park is the only state park within Portland city limits. Though the trails are pretty short, it's very easy to connect them to one another and get in a solid workout.

  17. Angel's Rest Trail - Hiking

    Portland

    This five mile hike takes you through some interesting and variable landscapes until you reach a rock-strewn summit with stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge.

  18. Powell Butte Nature Park - Hiking

    Portland

    Powell Butte is a very easy place to enjoy a hike, run, or bike ride, and it's really beautiful. Views of Mt. Hood and Mount St. Helens accompany you the whole way.

  19. Opal Creek - Fat Biking

    Portland

    Opal Creek is a scenic old growth forest that allows cyclists to see what Oregon looked like before it was developed. Whether this area gets snow or not, fat biking is an easy and unique way to explore this route.

  20. Trillium Lake - Snowshoeing

    Portland

    The Trillium Lake Loop near Mount Hood offers incredible views of the mountain without too much elevation change.

  21. Clackamas River - White Water Paddling

    Portland

    The Clackamas River is the closest and most accessible whitewater that you can find near Portland. Experienced paddlers enjoy the Class III and IV rapids of the northern segment, and flat water floaters enjoy the less intense southern section.

  22. The White Salmon River - White Water Paddling

    Portland

    A look at some of the photos in the image gallery below gives you a glimpse into how wild and awesome the White Salmon River can be, but really you must get out there and experience if for yourself. It's a stunningly beautiful and powerful river that provides whitewater enthusiasts with a whole of fun.

  23. Forest Park Conservancy - Trail Running

    Portland

    This 5,000 acre park provides one of the best urban trail running experiences that you can find anywhere in the nation.

  24. Ross Island - Flat Water Paddling

    Portland

    Flatwater trips don’t get any closer to downtown than the river that cuts through the heart of it. The paddle around Ross Island is an urban favorite for a fist full of reasons; not the least of which are convenience, stunning city views, and a surprisingly vast array of wildlife.

  25. Mirror Lake - Fat Biking

    Portland

    Mirror Lake is beautiful all times of year, but is exceptionally gorgeous covered in snow. Fat biking this route will allow for a unique experience even if the adventurer has been there before.