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  1. 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.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    73.6 miles
    Duration
    2-4 hours
  2. Multnomah Falls is considered the tallest waterfall in Oregon with its two separate plunges combined, and it's truly a sight to behold. Just up the road is another very impressive set of falls in Wahkeena. Use the 5-mile loop trail connector and witness both of these stunning falls.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    25.9 miles
    Duration
    2-4 hours
  3. Dog Mountain, in spring, is one of the most stellar destinations in the Pacific Northwest. It's simply exploding with color.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    46.8 miles
    Duration
    2.5 - 4 hours
  4. The 2-mile family friendly trail to Wahclella Falls takes you to one of the less frequented set of falls in the area. This is a great option if you're wanting to witness a great set of Columbia River Gorge falls without having to deal with the crowds.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    34.3 miles
    Duration
  5. 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.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    37.5 miles
    Duration
    1.5-3 hours
  6. 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.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    46.6 miles
    Duration
    1 hour roundtrip for the hike, then add soaking time!
  7. 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.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    23.2 miles
    Duration
    1.5 to 2 hours
  8. 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.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    41.0 miles
    Duration
    3-5 hours
  9. In a deep, forested canyon that gets seemingly better with every step, Fairy Falls makes for a perfect rest stop on your ascent. However, the delicate beauty of this 20-foot cascade regularly renders visitors breathless.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    25.5 miles
    Duration
    45 mins- 1 hour
  10. 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.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    65.0 miles
    Duration
    2-3 hours
  11. 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.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    61.3 miles
    Duration
    2-5 hours
  12. Oneonta Gorge is one of the most stunning gorges in the country, featuring canyon walls covered in lush green moss and clear, cold water plunging from picturesque falls.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    28.1 miles
    Duration
    1-2 hours
  13. 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.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    31.7 miles
    Duration
  14. 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.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    55.4 miles
    Duration
    2-4 hours
  15. 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.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6.8 miles
    Duration
    1-2 hours
  16. 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.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    28.4 miles
    Duration
    1 - 3 hours.
  17. 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.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    33.5 miles
    Duration
    4-6 hours
  18. 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.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    47.7 miles
    Duration
    6-9 hours
  19. 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.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.9 miles
    Duration
  20. The Opal Creek Wilderness is truly stunning. The ancient forests and pristine pools make this a true Northwest wonder. Enjoy a 7-mile roundtrip hike to Opal Pool, and have an unforgettable swim.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    50.4 miles
    Duration
    2-4 hours
  21. 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.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    8.0 miles
    Duration
  22. Oxbow Regional Park is a very family friendly park located within the old-growth forests of Sandy River Gorge.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.8 miles
    Duration
    Varies, depending on how long you want to spend here.
  23. The Latourell Falls have the distinction of being the closest major Gorge falls to the city of Portland. The 2.4 mile, family friendly trail that leads to these very photogenic falls is one of the most accessible and worthwhile hikes in the Columbia River Gorge area.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    20.9 miles
    Duration
  24. The Wildwood Trail, in Forest Park, is a very popular 30-mile stretch of trail that sometimes gets pretty populated in its southern portion. When this time comes, head to the northern section for a tranquil and family friendly day of hiking.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    9.6 miles
    Duration
    1-2 hours
  25. When hiking in Jefferson Park, you are surrounded by wildflowers and colorful shrubbery with the beautiful and daunting Mount Jefferson looking down on you from above.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    68.7 miles
    Duration
    5 - 7 hours
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