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    Top Spots in and near Government Camp

    • 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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    • Marion County, Oregon

      Gold Butte Fire Lookout

      4.3
      2.44 mi / 741 ft gain
      Gold Butte Fire Lookout is a real gem in the Willamette National Forest. At 4618 feet elevation, the nearby Cascade Mountain views are nothing short of spectacular! At the summit, sits a L-4 Ground Structure Type Fire Lookout that was built in1934 to be used as a Fire Lookout. Additionally, durin...
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    • Marion County, Oregon

      Explore Mt. Jefferson

      5.0
      I went for a quick overnighter. The end of August is great for weather, very little bugs, and perfect time to meet and chat with PCT through hikers.The weather was absolutely perfect for night photography and lounging around camp. It's also one of the best views in Oregon if you ask me.If you're ...
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    • Marion County, Oregon

      Hike Mt. Jefferson's Park Ridge

      5.0
      7.4 mi / 1500 ft gain
      From the Breightenbush Lake PCT trailhead (5,600ft Elevation) you hike through a thick forest until you reach an old burn area. This area was burned from a forest fire and has rebirthed lush green plants and bushes to help feed all the animals in the area. After a mile of climbing through the bur...
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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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    • Detroit, Oregon

      Battle Ax Mountain

      5.0
      5.09 mi / 1594 ft gain
      With no officially marked trailhead, this hike begins slightly west of Elk Lake in Marion County. Take Highway 22 to Detroit, OR. East of the bridge over Breitenbush River, turn onto (FR) Forest Road 46, with signs pointing to Breitenbush River. After 4.5 miles turn left at a sign for Elk Lake, a...
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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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    • Yacolt, Washington

      Hike Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista

      4.5
      6 mi / 2000 ft gain
      The Grouse Vista Trailhead is located through the town of Washougal off of highway 14 just past Camas. Once you leave the city, the road will turn to gravel and dirt though it is fairly well maintained until snow arrive and accessible by most cars so long as you're willing to get drive over loose...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Hike Powell Butte Nature Park

      Before officially becoming a nature park in 1987, Powell Butte was primarily known for being home to four 50-million gallon underground reservoirs. Today, the wide expanse of land is packed with miles of trails-- the perfect place for hikers, mountain bikers, and even horseback riders to get thei...
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    • Carson, Washington

      Panther Creek Falls

      4.6
      0.64 mi / 180 ft gain
      This hidden beauty is just north of Carson, Washington. Watch for Panther Creek campground signs and follow the twisting road about 7 miles to a rock quarry and park there. The trail begins just off the road about 50 yards back - keep an eye out for signs for the trailhead and listen for the fall...
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    • Gates, Oregon

      Opal Creek Pools Loop

      4.6
      6.6 mi / 663 ft gain
      Note: this trail is closed due to fire damage. For more updates, please visit the Forest Service website.  The Opal Creek pools are a wonderful place to visit year-round, but they’re a true oasis on a hot summer day. With a variety of rock outcroppings and ledges to jump off of, and plenty of ro...
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    • Lyons, Oregon

      Cedar Flat and Kopetski Trail Loop

      9.62 mi / 958 ft gain
      On Saturday, I slid into the backseat alongside weekend belongings crammed in the car trunk. Backpacks with patches and streaks of dust. Bags of food that could be cooked over the flames of a fire. We drove south on the 5, leaving Portland and crossing through Salem, as Lake Street Dive albums p...
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    • Lyle, Washington

      Rock Climb Horsethief Butte

      Located on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge heading east on highway 14 at milepost 85.  Pull into the parking lot on the right hand side of the road and the trailhead is located by the restrooms.   Be cautious on warm days because this is rattlesnake country.  There are signs poste...
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    • Yacolt, Washington

      Hike Silver Star Mountain

      4.6
      Silver Star is simply a must-do hike for adventure lovers here in the Northwest!From the parking area, take the main trail up to the first open meadow. Eds Trail splits off here, meeting back up just before the summit. Be warned, Eds Trail is much steeper in sections and is more difficult than th...
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    • Molalla, Oregon

      Huckleberry, Mark's and Looney's Gate Loop

      4.0
      3.72 mi / 702 ft gain
      Huckleberry, Mark's and Looney's Gate Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Molalla, Oregon.
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