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  • Gaston, Oregon

    University Falls

    4.0
    0.61 mi / 138 ft gain
    The 0.3 mile hike to University Falls seems longer than it is because you'll be stopping to take pictures every step of the way. No, you're not in an enchanted forest, you're in the Tillamook National Forest. The waterfall you're about to find, however, certainly is enchanting. From Portland, he...
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  • McMinnville, Oregon

    Miller Woods

    5.0
    3.63 mi / 735 ft gain
    Miller Woods Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near McMinnville, Oregon.
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  • McMinnville, Oregon

    Hike the Red Trail in Miller Woods

    4.0
    4 mi / 400 ft gain
    Located three miles west of McMinnville and available for public hiking and activities, Miller Woods is owned and operated by Yamhill SWCD. You may choose different trails to take.From the parking lot the trails are marked by colors to go on the 4.0 mile loop go to the meadow and follow the red m...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Wilson River Trail

    3.0
    18.58 mi / 4879 ft gain
    This long trail provides hikers with great views of the corridor in the Coast Range. As the trail follows public land for the most part, there are a couple sections with steady elevation gains to avoid private land: near Lees Camp and Ryan Creek. Although the trail receives some of the most rain...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    King's Mountain

    4.5
    4.47 mi / 2461 ft gain
    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. The trail starts out at a marked trailhead just west of the Elk Mountain campground (stop there for water and more restrooms in summer &a...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Fly Fish the Wilson River in Oregon

    3.0
    Driving from Portland, Oregon west towards Tillamook, Oregon this is an easy bank access river to hit with big fish. Approximately 45 - 60 minutes drive from Portland to Highway 6 west towards Tillamook, the rivers runs next to the highway for several miles making it easy to pull-off and hit the ...
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  • Timber, Oregon

    Upper Salmonberry River Trail

    4.1
    12.52 mi / 1680 ft gain
    If you are craving adventure and exploration in a unique hiking setting, then you have come to the right place! This is a hike where every time you turn a corner your eyes light up with excitement and your imagination runs wild. Be forewarned though…if you fear cold, dark, and creepy abandoned tr...
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  • 7444-7498 Southwest 160th Avenue, Oregon

    Bike the Westside Regional Trail

    8 mi
    Technically this trail stretches from the Tualatin Hills Nature Park, down through the west Beaverton/ Sexton Mountain area and can comfortably get you to Barrow’s park near Big Al’s. The trail from end to end comes in at just over 8 miles, so a down and back by bike can make for a good workout a...
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  • Beaverton, Oregon

    Hike through Tualatin Hills Nature Park

    2 mi
    This is an awesome place to escape to for a workout, or just a walk through the forest! You can make it a short walk, or turn it in to 6+ miles of loops! The one main trail is paved, but it’s not hard to find some single dirt track trails branching off and wandering through the trees, it can make...
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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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  • Saint Paul, Oregon

    Hike the Champoeg SP Loop

    5.0
    3.4 mi / 120 ft gain
    Champoeg was the first town to be settled in the Willamette Valley and the site of the formation of the first government in the northwest. The park offers historical sites as well as plentiful camping and some short day hikes. I decided to do the Townsite loop with my family on black friday #opto...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Camping and Lodging in Gaston

Rocky Bend Group Campground
Beaver, Oregon

Rocky Bend Group Campground

Hebo Lake Campground
Beaver, Oregon

Hebo Lake Campground

Castle Rock Group Campground
Cloverdale, Oregon

Castle Rock Group Campground

Sandbeach
Cloverdale, Oregon

Sandbeach

Lincoln City KOA Holiday
Otis, Oregon

Lincoln City KOA Holiday

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The 10 Best Campsites near Portland, OR

The 10 Best Campsites near Portland, OR

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My Five Favorite Parks in Portland, OR

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The Best 7 Hikes Within 90 Minutes of Portland

The Best 7 Hikes Within 90 Minutes of Portland

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