Many of the waterfall hikes on the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge are currently closed in the aftermath of the Eagle Creek fires of 2017 :-( Please check for Forest Service alerts before heading out there :-(
It's more peaceful up north.
A strenuous trail to a hidden gem.
Even more ridiculously beautiful Oregon scenery.
Human and natural history combine at this great little museum.
Miles of beautiful trails in an easy to reach, easy to explore package. .
Beautiful, popular and dangerous, it's the Gorge's equivalent of whoever you fancied in High School.
Another Sauvie Island gem, this trail takes you along beaches and through woodland to a popular landmark. Out of season.
As assortment of lovely trails for little legs.
Recreation and history in a tranquil setting.
A giant waterfall! A cave! A canyon! Water to splash in!
About as close to Heaven as I'm likely to get. Out of season.
Nature trails and a trout hatchery. Difference is beautiful. And different.
Yet another lovely riverfront park...
Stunning little trails, minutes from the city.
Another natural haven in the city!
An iconic hike offering stunning views of the gorge.
A petite wetlands area not far from the airport.
Colorful trails and a fun visitor center.
Two waterfalls and varied scenery accompany the climb.
An "interactive adventure" around downtown's hotspots.
A maze of looping trails, just up the hill from the city.
Doesn't quite live up to its name.
More soigné and bijou than Sauvie Island. Naturellement.
Two waterfalls in one easy hike.
A pretty lakeside trail, plus other amenities.
Two of the more spectacular and lesser known falls.
A nature trail within shouting distance of civilization (well, Westmoreland).
Open trails and woodland with a fantastic backdrop.
A great introduction to the great outdoors.
Portland's most scenic overlook?
A sublime showcase of Northwestern habitats.
A fairly dull hike in fairly dull suburbs - with a nice playground.
Quiet, forested paths just a whisker from the mall...
Shhhhh... it's a secret!
A great day in the gorge for intermediate little hikers.
Three reservoirs, two playgrounds and a volcano.
Beautiful forested and riverside trails over on the wrong side of Gresham.
Who knew there was a mountain in Beaverton?
Enjoy train, trail, tram and trolley in an afternoon.
Easy access to the natural beauty of Forest Park.
Small but perfectly formed.
Wildlife on your doorstep. Pack DEET.
Sand, trails, driftwood and container ships. .
England, only cheaper and without the sarcasm. Out of season.
An easy going wetland hike and nature trail.
A pretty spot for hiking and other pastimes, if a little out of the way.
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