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    Top Spots in and near Cascade Locks

    • Camas, Washington

      Run the Round Lake Loop at Lacamas Park

      4.2
      6.3 mi / 710 ft gain
      This trail is a great option for people who want to escape the city, without actually leaving. Lacamas Park is located right downtown Camas, Washington and offers over six miles of dirt trails popular for cyclists, pedestrians, and runners.Park off of 3rd avenue at the Lacamas Creek Trailhead to ...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Climb the Mt. Hood Summit

      4.8
      7 mi / 5239 ft gain
      Starting at 6,000 ft of elevation at Timberline Lodge, start your climb up the south side of Mt. Hood. If you head out at noon, in 6 hours you can make it about an hour past the last ski lift, called Palmer, where you can set up camp for the night. You may need to dig out a flat spot for your ten...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Hike Paradise Park

      5.0
      12 mi / 2300 ft gain
      The hike begins at Timberline Lodge, which sits on Mount Hood at 6,000 feet of elevation. Find the Timberline trail behind the lodge by following any of the maze of trails heading east and you will be on your way! After 1.2 miles, you reach Little Zigzag Canyon where you will descend approximatel...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Climb to Mt. Hood's Illumination Rock

      5.0
      6 mi / 3600 ft gain
      The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of beautiful, technical and fun Alpine ascents.  For those looking to feel the rush of mountaineering but not wanting to push for a summit attempt, Illumination Rock on the southwest ridge of Mt Hood, offers a beautiful way to spend an afternoon or potential...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Snowshoe to the top of Mount Hood's Palmer Ski Lift

      4 mi / 2560 ft gain
      Ending just a few thousand feet shy of the mountain top, Palmer Lift doesn't start operating until most ski resorts are nearing their close. This leaves most of the mountain nearly uninhabited and ideal for exploring with close up views of the complex summit above and well into Oregon down below....
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Photograph the Wildflowers at Timberline Lodge

      4.0
      From the mount hood scenic byway in Government Camp, Oregon turn on the road that heads up to the Timberline Lodge. Follow that road to the end and park in the lot all the way at the top. In the ski season you need a pass to park there, but if you go in June, July, Or August (aka when the wildflo...
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    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Hike to Little Zig Zag Falls

      5.0
      0.66 mi / 131 ft gain
      The hike along Little Zig Zag River is definitely one of Oregon's hidden gems. Although the waterfall isn't as highly rated in comparison to other impressive falls like Multnomah Falls, Abiqua Falls, or Bridal Viel Falls, it is still quite the sight to see, and most definitely worth the visit. T...
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    • Camas, Washington

      Explore Camas Pothole Falls

      4.0
      0.5 mi / 0 ft gain
      This is on the Round Lake Loop trail and there’s a free parking area. It’s a relatively in and out hike that is family friendly but does have some downhill scrambles. Be careful when jumping as there has been fatalities in the past but as long as you’re practicing safe swimming you’ll be okay. 
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    • Camas, Washington

      Kayak Lacamas Lake

      5.0
      Lacamas Lake is popular for all types of water activities with easy access because of it’s dock and free public parking. This area is family and dog friendly and has picnic tables for a place to sit down and have a nice lunch after swimming. Rope swings can be found along the beach if you’re the ...
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    • Camas, Washington

      Hike Lacamas Heritage Trail

      5.0
      3.5 mi / 139 ft gain
      Used often for cross country practice, the Lacamas Heritage Trail is a popular gem in Camas, Washington for all citizens. It is family and dog friendly and comes with endless scenic views of the beautiful Lacamas Lake. Parking is free and there are bathrooms at the entrance.
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      McClellan Falls

      1.0
      0.7 mi / 200 ft gain
      The trail begins at the parking for McClellan Overlook. Head out of the parking area and cross over the highway before heading onto a faint, unmarked trail. You may have to do a little routefinding, so it's best to download this map before heading out so you can make sure you stay on path.  This...
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    • Sandy, Oregon

      Photograph Jonsrud Viewpoint

      4.5
      The view from this spot is definitely worth the drive, if you're visiting Portland or the Columbia River Gorge area I highly recommend taking the time to stop here. Not a lot of people know about this spot and its likely you'll be the only person/people there!If you get the chance, definitely com...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Snowshoe to Umbrella Falls

      0.5 mi / 100 ft gain
      Just 66 miles east of Portland, and 35 miles south of Hood River the infamous Mt Hood breaks through the clouds for all to see. The highest peak of Oregon is the ultimate explorer's paradise offering something for every season... and in this case we mean snow shoeing and hiking!!Our trek begins ...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Mirror Lake Trail

      4.5
      4.09 mi / 810 ft gain
      I was out doing the Ramona Falls hike, and I decided that I needed to find a lake that provided me with a great view of Mt Hood. My first stop was Trillium Lake, but with that being a “drive up” lake, there were tons of people. Tons of people only means one thing…turbulent waters! As I was dr...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Tom Dick and Harry Mountain

      5.0
      8.28 mi / 1726 ft gain
      Looking to score those iconic photos of Mt. Hood? Climb the well-graded trail to Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, one of the most accessible summit hikes to Portlanders, and see where they were all taken. Starting from the busy Mirror Lake Trailhead, climb roughly 900 feet and 1.5 miles to Mirror La...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Snowshoe Tom, Dick, and Harry

      5.0
      8 mi / 1710 ft gain
      Your day of adventure will start at the Skibowl West parking lot. Unfortunately, due to snowplowing, the roadside parking to the Mirror Lake trailhead is covered in snow. If you are doing this hike in the summer, be sure to check out this adventure: Climb Tock, Dick, and Harry Mountain!After you ...
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