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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

  • 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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  • Gaston, Oregon

    Short Hike to University Falls

    4.0
    0.6 mi / 180 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, head...
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Hike Devil's Peak Lookout

    3.0
    3 mi / 660 ft gain
    The Trail:This hike is one of the 2 routes that lead to the lookout, and the shorter of the two. It requires more driving to get to the trailhead than the other, but less walking, so if that sounds appealing to you, you have come to the right place!First, you'll be greeted by a dense forest which...
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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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  • 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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  • Stevenson, Washington

    Hike Wind Mountain

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 1171 ft gain
    Once you reach the parking lot, walk down the hill and find the trail head, which is easily seen as it is marked. Begin your trek up the trail. The way up is pretty much all uphill, and is a great workout for the legs.You will walk through forests and over many rocks on the way up. As soon as you...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Bagby Hot Springs

    4.3
    2.91 mi / 397 ft gain
    Bagby Hot Springs is actually a set of amazing bathhouses nestled in the forest outside of Estacada. They are one of Oregon’s most poplar hot springs, and for good reason. The hike into the hot springs is easy and quite scenic. You’ll cross a bridge over Nohorn Creek and follow the Hot Springs Fo...
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  • Silverton, Oregon

    Camp in Silver Falls State Park

    4.6
    8.7 mi / 1300 ft gain
    If you're thinking of hiking the Trail of Ten Falls Loop and staying overnight, there are 42 tent campsites (available from April – Oct) as well as 14 rustic cabins. With multiple beds, heat, electricity, a covered porch, and a small fridge, they provide the perfect respite after a long day of ex...
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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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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Camp at Trillium Lake

    4.5
    The reflection of Mt. Hood on the lake makes this trip definitely worth the visit.Try to arrive during the day so you can watch the sunset. For photographers, the south side of the lake is an amazing spot to take photos, especially on a windless day. For those looking to kayak or fish, there is a...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski to Trillium Lake

    5.0
    3.6 mi
    Starting at the parking lot for Trillium Lake located right off of Highway 26, go past the locked gate and begin walking downhill. After about a mile, you will see a fork in the road. Either way will eventually take you to the lake, but going left will be much quicker and take you to the best spo...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Kayak Laurance Lake

    5.0
    This lake is found about 25 miles south of Hood River, Or. $5 for day use and now other passes are accepted, just keep that in mind. There are camping sites all over the lake as well, so if you are thinking of making a weekend out of it.  It wasn't very crowded on a weekend during the summer so y...
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  • Hood River, Oregon

    Hike and Swim at Punchbowl Falls

    4.5
    0.5 mi
    It's a super quick hike to a fun cliff jumping swimming hole and waterfall. Be careful hiking the steep trail to the falls. Make use of the rope. Be VERY careful approaching the edge of the cliff higher up and no your limits when it comes to jumping. Always walk down and swim where you plan to ju...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Bike the Timothy Lake Trail

    4.5
    15 mi
    Located about 2 hours outside of Portland, Timothy lake is a great home base to adventure from. It has many campgrounds, lots of lake access and great loop around the lake that is open to both hiking and Mt biking. While the hiking loop is 13 miles, the Mt. bike loop is 15 since you need to make ...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Camp at Timothy Lake

    4.5
    Timothy Lake is one very large, man-made lake in the heart of Mt. Hood National Forest, and can be considered one of the best summer camping spots in the area. With more than ten campgrounds to choose from, this area can accommodate almost every type of camping possible - everything from cabin re...
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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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