Abby Joffe

Portland, Asheville

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  1. Ape Canyon to the Plains of Abraham - Mountain Biking

    Portland

    Some of the best single-track within driving distance of Portland, the ride along the Ape Canyon Trail to the Plains of Abraham starts out in pristine forest but soon delivers you to the lunar landscape of the Mt St Helens blast zone.

  2. The Hood River to Mosier Trail - Cycling

    Portland

    This 9 mile out and back ride along a restored section of the Historic Columbia River Highway makes for a great weekend outing with the family. The views of the Gorge are almost constant and always breathtaking.

  3. North Portland Loop - Cycling

    Portland

    The Portland peninsula bills itself as the “Gateway to nature.” What many Portlanders consider to be one of the furthest, tumbleweed-laden, lawless outposts of the Rose City, is in reality a fine place to get a little fresh air via bicycle. From the bluffs of Willamette Boulevard to the serene Smith and Bybee lakes, there’s a lot to appreciate on this 19 mile bike ride around North Portland.

  4. Council Crest Washington Park Loop - Cycling

    Portland

    The Council Crest/Washington Park Loop combines the thrill of riding through the streets of "Bike Town USA" with the exercise and exhilaration of a thigh-burning climb to the highest point in Portland.

  5. Larch Mountain - Cycling

    Portland

    The classic 46 mile round trip ride from the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site in Troutdale to the summit of the Larch Mountain Crater is not a casual Sunday leg stretch. The ride is a showcase for the best the Northwest has to offer; but the penance for its many rewards is 3500 feet of climbing.

  6. Trillium Lake - Cross Country Skiing

    Portland

    The 5-mile Trillium Lake Loop near Mount Hood offers incredible views of the mountain without too much elevation change.

  7. Teacup Lake - Cross Country Skiing

    Portland

    Teacup Lake in the Mount Hood area offers 12 miles of groomed trails that accommodate cross-country skiers of all skill levels.

  8. White River Sno Park - Cross Country Skiing

    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.

  9. Crosstown Trail - Cross Country Skiing

    Portland

    The Crosstown Trail is a fairly easy, scenic cross country ski route that takes the skier from one side of Government Camp to the other.

  10. Hamilton Mountain - Hiking

    Asheville

    This 9.5-mile loop features quite a bit of climbing (2,000 feet), but the views of surrounding peaks and of the Columbia River Gorge make it well worth the effort.

  11. Opal Creek to Mount Beachie - Hiking

    Portland

    From Mount Beachie, you will experience incredible views of both Opal Creek and the Bull of the Woods Wilderness areas. On a clear day, you may also spot many of the high Cascade Mountains from Mount Adams to Diamond Peak.

  12. Elowah Falls - Hiking

    Portland

    Elowah Falls is an incredibly majestic and very large, 289-foot waterfall, which is impressive and not hard to get to. The falls originate from the McCord Creek and cascade in a curve over a distinct volcanic cliff.

  13. Neahkahnie Mountain - Hiking

    Portland

    Neahkahnie Mountain is a very accessible peak, for intermediate and experienced hikers alike. It leads to an incredible view of the coastline to the south, while highlighting the plant and terrain diversity of the area.

  14. Table Mountain - Hiking

    Portland

    Table Mountain may be one of the most difficult mountains to climb on the Washington side, but it is worth all of the work it takes to get to the top because of the outstanding 360 views from the summit.

  15. Bagby Hot Springs - Hiking

    Portland

    The Bagby Hot Springs are natural hot springs adjacent to a secluded tributary of the Clackamas River that is forty miles southeast of Estacada, Oregon. The warm water fills logs that were hewn by hand and natural wooden tubs.

  16. Paradise Park - Hiking

    Portland

    Paradise Park is an alpine meadow around Mount Hood that is appropriately named for its beauty year round. The park is particularly beautiful when it is littered with wildflowers in July and August.

  17. Dry Creek Falls - Hiking

    Portland

    The hike to Dry Creek Falls is short, easy and gorgeous, especially when the leaves are changing color in the fall. It is a beautiful single-stream cascade that flows down 75 feet in front of large slabs of columnar basalt.

  18. Cascade Head - Hiking

    Portland

    The view from the top of the Cascade Head hike is one of the most spectacular along the Oregon Coast. That, paired with the diversity of plant and animal life here, makes this hike an absolute must for Portland hikers.

  19. Loowit Trail - Backpacking/Camping

    Portland

    The Loowit Trail is the epic path that circles all the way around Mount Saint Helens, which gives the hiker a unique view of a geological rarity.

  20. Coyote Wall to the Labyrinth - Hiking

    Portland

    The view of the gorge as you trek through the unique landscape to the Labyrinth is incredible. This hike is filled with oaks, beautiful waterfalls, basalt outcroppings that contrast the view, and the area is filled with wildflowers in the spring.

  21. Syncline - Mountain Biking

    Portland

    With stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge, the Syncline is a great option for mountain bikers and trail runners who like uphills, but who love downhills.

  22. Ed's Trail to Silver Star Mountain - Hiking

    Portland

    This 5.5-mile trail takes hikers along a very scenic and unique stretch of ridge line between the twin summit peak of Silver Star Mountain.

  23. Off-the-Beaten-Path: The Weekender's Guide to Outdoor Adventure around Portland

    Portland

    From exploring the tallest waterfall in Oregon to paddling the Willamette River, here is Chaco's guide to a weekend in Portland.

  24. The Horsetail/Triple Falls Loop - Hiking

    Portland

    One of the more popular stops on the Oregon side of the Gorge, the Horsetail Falls parking lot fills up quickly during the warm summer months, with people coming to enjoy this really great 4.5 mile hiking trail.