Morgan Metcalfe

Hike to Cataract Falls

Augusta, Montana

Located in the Lewis and Clark National Forest on the Rocky Mountain Front, this hike will give the best bang for your buck -- it's about as easy as they come but still boasts outstanding views.

176 Saves

Hike the Neahkahnie Mountain Trail

Nehalem, Oregon

This hike can be done as either a loop or an out-and-back beginning from either the North or the South trailhead, both located off Route 101.

355 Saves

Hike to Jennie Lake

Boise County, Idaho

Perhaps one of the best beginner-esque lake hikes closest to Boise, making your way to Jennie Lake can either be packed-in overnight or and out-and-back day hike.

359 Saves

Explore the Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Newport, Oregon

The Yaquina Head Natural Area is home to the historic 93 ft tall Yaquina Head lighthouse, built in 1872.

361 Saves

Explore Youngs River Falls

Astoria, Oregon

Youngs River Falls is a scenic 50-foot waterfall on Youngs River, about 15 minutes outside of Astoria.

239 Saves

Walk the Valley of the Giants

Polk County, Oregon

From the parking area, the Valley of the Giants trail crosses the Siletz River and passes a tranquil picnic spot before beginning a 1.

500 Saves

Hike to Drift Creek Falls

Otis, Oregon

This hike down to Drift Creek Falls is more of an easy stroll. But before you reach the trail head, if coming from the north, make sure to stop at Oregon's oldest covered bridge off Bear Creek Rd.

565 Saves

Hike Oregon's Saddle Mountain

Seaside, Oregon

Saddle Mountain is a pretty stellar spot if you are looking for a beginner/intermediate hike with incredible views close to Portland. The trail is a 5.

851 Saves

Photograph Fern Rock Creek Falls

Tillamook, Oregon

This photogenic waterfall is right off of the Wilson River Highway. There is no sign for the falls, there is just a large gravel pullout for vehicles leading right to the waterfall.

192 Saves

Hike to Pheasant Creek Falls

Beaver, Oregon

Hike: The hike to Pheasant Creek Falls is just short continuation of nearby Niagara Falls.

189 Saves

Hike to the Summit of King's Mountain, Oregon

Tillamook, Oregon

King's Mountain may be one of the most consistent hikes in the greater Portland area gaining 2,500 vertical-feet over 2.5 miles almost evenly the entire time.

238 Saves

Hike to Niagara Falls, OR

Beaver, Oregon

Getting There Get onto Highway 101. Between Tillamook and Lincoln City at the town of Beaver, turn east near mile marker 80 onto a paved road toward upper Nestucca River. Follow this scenic road 6.

287 Saves

Short Hike to Munson Creek Falls

Tillamook, Oregon

Located just outside of Tillamook, Oregon, Munson Creek Falls is a must do if you're in the area.

112 Saves

Explore the South Fork of the Boise River

Elmore County, Idaho

In just over an hour, you can leave downtown Boise and arrive above Arrowrock Reservoir in a location so unique that you won't believe you're still in Idaho.

378 Saves

Camp at Blue Lake

Cascade, Idaho

Blue Lake is a great spot to spend a night next to the lake but is also the perfect escape if you're looking to get away for just the day.

414 Saves

Hike the Bruneau Sand Dunes

Bruneau, Idaho

Set off from the Bruneau Lake parking lot and circumnavigate the lake in a clockwise direction. The hike traverses small rolling dunes before beginning it's ascent of the big dune.

398 Saves

Backpack to Sawtooth Lake

Lowman, Idaho

Sawtooth Lake is "must-see" for Idaho hikers or any outdoor enthusiasts visiting the Sawtooth National Forest.

1386 Saves

Backpack to Marten and Kelly Lakes

Lowman, Idaho

The Sawtooth mountain range consists of hundreds, maybe thousands, of small, crystal clear lakes.

351 Saves

Hike the Rim of Bruneau Canyon

Bruneau, Idaho

From the small town of Bruneau turn east on Hot Springs Road (set odometer) and continue for 15.6 miles on a well maintained dirt road.

209 Saves

Camp at Rocky Canyon Hot Springs

Garden Valley, Idaho

Idaho is known for its pristine rivers and countless geothermal pools. The Rocky Canyon Hot Springs epitomizes both of these and will leave you begging to stay.

1496 Saves

Backpack the Painted Canyon Loop, Honeycombs Wilderness

Jordan Valley, Oregon

The Honeycombs Wilderness Area is one of those top secret spots that backpackers don't like to talk about in fear of it being revealed. The thing that makes this trip special is just that: isolation.

299 Saves