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    Top Spots in and near Cascade Locks

    • Portland, Oregon

      Photograph the St. John's Bridge

      4.5
      To begin, park on North Pittsburg Ave and walk down to the river. Then, turn left and walk down the short less than a quarter mile until you see a spot where the beach is bigger than in other areas. This is an extremely good place to take photographs of the bridge, especially at night. Feel free ...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Explore Cathedral Park

      4.5
      Located right underneath the St Johns Bridge, Cathedral Park is hard to miss. It was given its name due to the Gothic looking arches that sit above the park.This is one of my personal favorite places to photograph especially if you enjoy photographing bridges. This park can be crowded or have eve...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Hiking the Ridge Trail in Forest Park

      4.2
      2.75 mi
      This is a great option for a quick hike when you don't have time to get out of the city but need to satisfy your craving to get outside and escape the noise of bustling Portland. Follow Firelane 7 from the Springville Trailhead up towards Leif Erickson Drive and the Ridge Trail. There are signs a...
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Camp at Takhlakh Lake

      5.0
      Takhlakh Lake is located 7 miles NW of Mt Adams with a 53 site campground on the west side of the lake as well as a day use picnic area.The campground features a boat ramp and a wheelchair-accessible 1.1 mile flat trail, which encircles the lake, and accesses the Meadows Trail that climbs up to t...
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    • Toutle, Washington

      Hike to the Summit of Coldwater Peak

      12.2 mi / 2000 ft gain
      While thousands of visitors come to witness the raw power and devastation left behind from Mount St Helens' famous 1980 eruption, few wander past the groomed paths surrounding the Johnston Ridge Observatory. It is beyond these paths where you come across the more commonly designed backcountry tra...
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    • Toutle, Washington

      Hike to Coldwater Peak via Boundary Trail

      5.0
      14.8 mi / 2700 ft gain
      The Boundary trail is amazing. It's 54 miles long and runs for the most part along a ridge in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. You can climb various peaks and viewpoints right off the trail, but this trip report is for climbing Coldwater Peak and hiking up to Harry's Ridge Viewpoint on the way. H...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      A Quick Escape to Sauvie Island

      3.5
      During those summer days when you’re desperately seeking some sand between your toes, open space to soak up the sun, and nature to play around in…Sauvie Island is calling your name. Located just 10 miles outside of downtown Portland, Sauvie Island offers a convenient rural escape that’s just begg...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Warrior Rock Lighthouse

      4.0
      6.04 mi / 148 ft gain
      This is a perfect easy hike close to Portland on Sauvie Island that offers more than just a walk through a forest. At the end of the 3 mile trail is a long secluded beach and the Warrior Rock Lighthouse. This has become one of my favorite go-to runs on a summer weeknight evening or for a quieter ...
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Hike to Norway Pass

      4.4 mi / 860 ft gain
      Just 96 miles south of Seattle, and 50 miles northeast of Portland, Mt. St. Helens and its wild, rugged beauty awaits you.Starting at the Norway Pass Trailhead parking lot, walk a dusty and sometimes ashy trail through recovering forest, low brush, wildflowers and blown down, sun bleached logs. T...
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    • Toutle, Washington

      Loowit Viewpoint

      5.0
      From roughly May to September, both star gazers and photographers alike travel to the darkest locations in order to capture something truly magnificent- the galactic core of the milky way. The Loowit Viewpoint is unlike any around due to the perfect combination of it's remote location, higher ele...
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    • 11020 Southwest Denney Road, Oregon

      Run the Fanno Creek trail

      4 mi
      The parking lot marked is at the North end of the Fanno Creek trail, you can get on the paved path here and put on just about as many miles as you want! With the help of google maps on your phone you can follow trail hop all the way down to Tualatin! But if you're looking for a shorter workout yo...
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Climb Mount Adams North Cleaver Route

      5.0
      17 mi / 7800 ft gain
      Mt Adams is the second tallest volcano in the Cascades and is one of the easiest to climb. There are two main nontechnical routes up Mt Adams, the well-known and crowded route on the south face, and the lesser traveled north cleaver route. The north cleaver offers solitude, views of Rainier, high...
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Hike to Adams Glacier Meadows

      7.5 mi / 1800 ft gain
      For the most of the hike, the mountain is hidden behind the firs that surround the hiker as they gain elevation. Because of the dense forest the trail is remains in for most of the hike, it is nicely shaded and pleasant to wander through. At about 2 miles in, the trail leads the hiker into variou...
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    • Toutle, Washington

      Mount Margaret's Ridge Camp via Coldwater Trailhead

      3.5
      7.12 mi / 1634 ft gain
      The hike is relatively easy. I'd say intermediate due to the incline at the beginning. Also intermediate due to it being an backpacking camp adventure. A friend of mine and I backpacked in to shoot the sunset and sunrise. We went a little early in the season so it was also to scout for future ad...
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    • Toutle, Washington

      Hike the Hummocks Trail

      2.4 mi / 0 ft gain
      The trail has a number of ups and downs as you pass the many ponds and ash/rock/mud hills (hummocks) on your way towards the North Fork Toutle River. There is abundant wildlife in the area including birds, beaver and elk.This is also a great place to park and extend your day of hiking on the Boun...
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    • Tualatin, Oregon

      Kayaking the Lower Tualatin River

      4.0
      The Tualatin River runs from Hagg Lake, near Forest Grove, then travels through many small towns before it empties into the Willamette River at Willamette Park.Start at the Tualatin Community Park in Tualatin and paddle down to Willamette Park in West Linn. This section offers a few miles of easy...
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