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    Top Spots in and near Government Camp

    • Idanha, Oregon

      Hike Grizzly Peak

      4.5
      10 mi
      After leaving your car at the Pamelia Lake trailhead, hike 2.3 miles along the trail following Pamelia Creek. The Grizzly Peak trailhead will be on the right just before the lake, which you should check out before or after your hike up to Grizzly Peak—there are several campsites around the lake t...
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    • Idanha, Oregon

      Hike up the South Slopes of Mount Jefferson

      15 mi / 7400 ft gain
      Set out from Pamelia Lake Trailhead through dense old growth forest. You'll see giant cedars, mixed firs and stunning mountain streams carving their way thru very green forest. After a couple miles, you'll reach Pamelia Lake. This is a great place to grab a snack, water, take photos and camp if y...
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    • Idanha, Oregon

      Hunt's Cove via Pamelia Lake Trail

      14.74 mi / 3150 ft gain
      This loop through the Pamelia Lake Limited Entry Area is one of the premier backpacking trips in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. The trail offers sustained up-close views of Mount Jefferson and several lookout points provide panoramic views of the western Oregon Cascades. The several large back...
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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Camp Forlorn Lakes & Explore Guler Ice Cave

      Camp at scenic and easily-accessible Forlorn Lakes, where the 25 campsites ($10/night) are both isolated and roomy. Sites have a picnic table and fire ring and provide access to the series of lakes, as well as the East Crater Trailhead which leads into the Indian Heaven Wilderness.Nearby, explore...
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    • Scotts Mills, Oregon

      Short Hike to Upper Butte Creek Falls

      4.0
      0.6 mi / 100 ft gain
      From Scott Mills Follow Crooked Finger RD NE for 13.3 Miles to the Upper Butte Creek Trailhead. The last 2-3 miles or so is gravel road with some potholes but most cars shouldn't have a problem.The path down to the falls starts near the bathrooms. A short .3 mile walk on a few switchbacks and y...
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    • 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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    • Madras, Oregon

      White Water Raft Down the Deschutes River

      4.5
      For first time rafters and those just looking to get back into some fun white water, the Deschutes is a great run and an easily accessible one at that. Guiding companies operate trips spring through late summer starting out of the quiet town of Maupin, Oregon with both half day (just river raftin...
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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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    • Portland, Oregon

      Night Photography at the OMSI Dock

      4.5
      Starting at OMSI, walk towards the Hawthorne bridge, and away from the Tillicum bridge. After about a tenth of a mile, you will see a dock and the Hawthorne bridge. Walk down on the dock, or take pictures from above. For added adventure, walk under the Hawthorne bridge and take pictures from the ...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Run Along Waterfront Park

      4.5
      Looking for a quick run along the water in the heart of Portland? Look no further. This relatively flat 2.6 mile loop runs right along the Willamette and features great views of the city’s bridges, river, the downtown skyline, and all of the fun people enjoying this urban park. From the Salmon St...
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    • Wasco, Oregon

      Mountain Biking the Deschutes River Trail

      4.0
      The Deschutes River Trail—an old smooth road really, with a mix of dirt, sand and gravel—is a great mountain bike ride or hike for beginners and experts alike. While the trail is very easy, the scenery all along the route is breathtaking.Park at the well-marked trailhead just to the left as you e...
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    • Silverton, Oregon

      Short Hike to Abiqua Falls

      4.9
      1 mi / 180 ft gain
      This trail is unmarked and a little rough and rugged. The land is privately owned by Mount Angel Abbey, but they don't appear to have problems with courteous hikers. Walking out of the parking area back up the road in the direction you came from, you’ll pass one dirt trail right at the ending of ...
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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

      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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    • Skamania County, Washington

      Indian Heaven to Blue Lake

      4.5
      6.71 mi / 997 ft gain
      Crowds and mosquitoes were nonexistent as we went a bit early in the season. The trails were all covered in snow, but we were able to do some way finding with a GPS and topo map. 3.5 miles in we found a dry spot next to Blue Lake and set up shop. After dropping off our gear we climbed up Gifford...
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