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Multnomah County, Oregon

Looking for the best chillin in Multnomah County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Multnomah County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Chillin Spots in and near Multnomah County

  • 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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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Hike to Upper Bridal Veil Falls

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    At the parking lot for Angel's Rest, turn left uphill on to Palmer Mill Road. Drive for about a mile, and park right past a tributary stream/small waterfall (pictured above) on your left that flows through a small pipe under the road. You will see a small space to park on the right. Park here and...
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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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  • Washougal, Washington

    Dougan Falls

    3.5
    Does camping right next to an epic swimming hole sound like a pretty good way to spend a hot summer weekend? If so, you need to add Dougan Creek Campground to your list of weekend getaways. The Dougan Falls area of the Washougal River is packed with at least a dozen deep swimming holes, but the ...
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  • Washougal, Washington

    Naked Falls

    5.0
    The family friendly Naked Falls is just 20 minutes outside of Camas, Washington. It is a great introduction to kids of the great Pacific Northwest. It is also a great reminder for cliff jumpers that there are still great spots that aren’t too far from home. A $12 fee per car is required for parki...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Hike to Upper McCord Creek Falls

    4.7
    2.2 mi / 400 ft gain
    Starting at the John B Yeon Trailhead parking lot, begin to walk into the forest. After a little more than a quarter mile, you will see a fork in the road, with one way leading to Elowah Falls, and the other way leading to Upper McCord Creek Falls. Take the trail leading to Upper McCord Creek. Th...
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  • Woodland, Washington

    Explore the Cedar Grist Mill

    3.6
    After parking in the lot near the mill, walk across the bridge. This is the first good viewpoint for photography. Next, I recommend walking under the bridge, this is my favorite spot for taking photos. The whole area is free to walk around, you can even walk in the mill and then walk up stream do...
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  • Stevenson, Washington

    Three Corner Rock

    4.0
    3.86 mi / 1093 ft gain
    From the Rock Creek Pass Trailhead, begin the short hike to Three Corner Rock by heading south on the Pacific Crest Trail from its crossing of Road CG 2090. After a steady 1.5-mile climb of roughly 600 feet, look for a large fallen sign marking the junction to Three Corner Rock. Shortly after, an...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Backpack the Mark. O Hatfield Wilderness Via Eagle Creek

    1.0
    26 mi / 2300 ft gain
    This is a somewhat incomplete report because we did not venture too far into the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness. The sky had been threatening us with rain for the duration of our hike along Eagle Creek and we did not want to push our luck too far since we were hoping for an early start on our drive ...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Ruckel Creek Falls

    4.0
    1.21 mi / 194 ft gain
    Park at the Eagle Creek Trailhead, and backtrack out towards the highway. Take the path to the right and walk alongside the highway for nearly a half mile. Stop when you are on the bridge and see the Ruckel Creek Trail to your right. If you look left, you will notice a waterfall dropping below yo...
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  • Carson, Washington

    Steep Creek Falls

    5.0
    Steep Creek Falls is located about 5 miles from the small town of Stevenson. Take Highway 14 one mile west of Stevenson to Rock Creek Drive and turn north, passing the Skamania Lodge and Resort. Turn left onto Ryan Allen Road and follow it for about a mile, then turn left onto Red Bluff Road. Fo...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Climb Squaw Mountain

    4.7
    On a clear day, this short, secluded hike offers breath-taking views of Mt. St. Helens, Rainier, Adams, Hood, and Jefferson, as well as of downtown Portland, Coast Range, and the Roaring River Wilderness.Begin the hike from the Twin Springs Trailhead and immediately take your first left at the T....
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Frustration Falls

    3.0
    8.26 mi / 1854 ft gain
    The hike and possible rappel to Frustration Falls begins at the Salmon River trailhead right outside of Welches, Oregon. From the trailhead you follow the trail for about 4 miles at which point you reach Canyon View (Shown in pictures 5-6 above). From the main trail this is the only view of Frust...
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  • Estacada, Oregon

    Raft the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River

    5.0
    The Wild and Scenic Clackamas River above the North Fork Reservoir is a great destination for paddlers and only about an hour drive from downtown Portland. This popular 13.5 mile section of river lies within the Mt. Hood National Forest and offers continuous class II-III boating with a little cla...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Hike to Indian Point

    5.0
    7.8 mi / 2800 ft gain
    Park at the Herman Creek Trailhead in Cascade Locks 2 miles from the exit. Remember to bring your Northwest Forest pass or a $5 payment to park. Start ascending on the Herman Creek trail a little over a mile until you hit a three way junction for Gorton Creek Trail #408, Trail #400 and Herman Cre...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Explore Government Cove

    4.7
    From downtown Portland follow I-84 East for about 50 miles until you reach mile marker 51. Get back on the highway but Westbound until you reach mile marker 47 pull off and take a right over the train tracks and you're there.Beautiful scenery all around and if you get there early enough, you can...
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