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    Top Spots in and near Cascade Locks

    • Portland, Oregon

      Paddle Around Ross Island

      5.0
      This is a great little adventure for those looking to get on the water, but who don’t have time to escape the city. Paddle the loop around Ross Island for a scenic workout and a relaxing picnic.To begin your loop, put-in at Sellwood Riverfront Park – it features easy parking and sandy beach at al...
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    • Gladstone, Oregon

      Run the Clackamette Park Loop

      1.2 mi / 10 ft gain
      Clackamette Park is known for its prime destination right off of the freeway and across from Oregon City's most popular shopping area, but it's frequented for its public boat dock, RV facilities, and handicap-accessible picnic benches. While the rest of Portland's parks freeze over or flood, Clac...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Explore the International Rose Test Garden

      4.6
      The International Rose Garden located in Washington Park near downtown Portland is a must stop on your visit to the Rose City. The City of Roses, as Portland as known, won't let you down. Portland is host to the largest Rose Test Garden in the U.S. The 5 acre park, with over 7,000 rose bushes, an...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Hike Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion

      3.0
      5.3 mi / 950 ft gain
      Lower Macleay Park is one of most easily accessible trailheads in the city, especially during one of Portland’s rare snow years where even driving up to 500 feet of elevation can challenge your car. You can park within the park entrance cul-de-sac, around the intersection of Upshur St. & NW 2...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Explore the Portland Japanese Garden

      4.0
      2 mi / 50 ft gain
      While the Portland Japanese Garden is a popular place for tourists, it's also a favorite for Portland residents as it's located right in Washington Park close to trails and across from the Rose Garden. The Japanese Garden also just unveiled its Cultural Crossing expansion in April 2017, which inc...
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    • Vancouver, Washington

      Kayak Vancouver Lake

      This is a lovely shallow lake for kayaking with spectacular views of Mt Hood and Mt St. Helens on clear days. It’s an ideal spot for beginners to learn water sports including, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and swimming. There is a beach and park available for those afternoon picnics and nap...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Tryon Creek Triple Bridge Loop

      3.35 mi / 479 ft gain
      Tryon Creek Triple Bridge Loop is a scenic approximately 3.5-mile loop with bridge crossings near downtown Portland. This trail is a great way to get outside, stretch your legs, and feel like you're away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  This trail is dog-friendly on-leash. If you're look...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Tryon Creek Outer Loop

      4.5
      5.12 mi / 554 ft gain
      Tryon Creek State Park has a fantastic, well-maintained trail system that’s a great alternative to Portland’s downtown Washington Park and Forest Park. It’s a super family-friendly area with a Nature Center that hosts kid’s events year-round. This entire area is relatively small and therefore eas...
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    • West Linn, Oregon

      Run Old River Road to George Rogers Park

      5.0
      4.8 mi / 100 ft gain
      Portland and its surrounding suburbs are filled with trails and hidden treasures, including this stretch along the Willamette River. This road is a super popular pedestrian path and can be accessed from West Linn, the Mary's Woods and Marylhurst Development, or from Lake Oswego off of Highway 43....
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Photograph Downtown Portland From Pittock Mansion

      4.7
      Pittock Mansion offers a one of kind view of downtown Portland. This is a historic site that allows public access throughout the day and night. Parking is available at Pittock until 9pm but if you wish to visit the grounds after hours you can park at the bottom of the driveway, walk around the ga...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Hoyt Arboretum

      1.4 mi / 148 ft gain
      Founded in 1928 to conserve endangered species and educate visitors, Hoyt Arboretum is a 190-acre park in the forest above Portland's NW area. It's only 15 minutes from downtown! There are 12+ miles of trails to explore, my favorite is the Redwood Trail that takes you through towering redwoods a...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Run Leif Erikson Drive

      4.7
      12.1 mi / 20 ft gain
      Leif Erikson Drive is a wide dirt road running through the heart of Forest Park that is closed to motorized vehicles…making it a magnet for those looking to add some relatively easy and scenic distance to their workouts.The road itself is nicely graded and well maintained. It has relatively good ...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Hike the Wildwood Trail

      5.0
      10 mi / 450 ft gain
      Take the train to Washington Park and hike through the arboretum. This will bypass a few miles of Wildwood Trail, but you won't miss much.In the arboretum, the trail twists and turns through the trees, will smaller trails jutting off to the sides, through other groups of trees (each trail is aptl...
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    • Oregon City, Oregon

      Walk the Canemah Bluff Loop

      4.5
      1.6 mi / 200 ft gain
      You'll never stumble upon Canemah Park unless you're really looking for it. Tucked away in the hills of Oregon City above the Locks, this residential park has a miniature-sized set of everything you'd expect in a children's park: Playground, picnic benches, bathrooms, and wide, forested trails. D...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Run the Saltzman Road Trail

      4.5
      6 mi / 700 ft gain
      This trail is an easy out and back from either the west or east side of Forest Park. The east trailhead is off NW Skyline Blvd, on Saltzman Road, which is a dirt/gravel road like the trail. You'll park near the gates where there aren't No Parking signs up (the land around the trail at this point ...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Run the Maple Trail Loop

      5.0
      6.2 mi
      The Maple Trail loop lies in the heart of Portland’s Forest Park, at 5,100 wooded acres, it’s the largest forested natural area within city limits in the United States. It’s packed with tons of natural variety as it winds through the park’s most heavily forested canyons. You’ll be amazed at how s...
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