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    Top Spots in and near Multnomah County

    • Rhododendron, Oregon

      Burnt Lake and Zigzag Mountain

      5.0
      12.27 mi / 3225 ft gain
      After getting your back country permit from a park ranger, you can park your car and head up Zigzag Mountain. There's a tiny 'parking lot' (lot of dirt) where you park that's right by the trailhead. The hike up to the campsites is roughly 4 miles, and it is all uphill. Not only are you surrounde...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Tomlike Mountain

      4.5
      7.65 mi / 1198 ft gain
      Beginning at the Wahtum Lake trailhead, follow the Wahtum Lake Express trail down to the shore and head east (right) around the lake. At the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail, follow the Herman Creek Trail to the east (right, again). You'll begin your ascent out of the Wahtum Lake bowl and to...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Camp and Hike Chinidere Mountain

      4.8
      3.16 mi / 1150 ft gain
      The easy version of the Chinidere Mountain hike starts Wahtum Lake Trailhead. The road to the parking lot for Wahtum Lake is paved and thus very easy to access in summer and before snowfall in autumn! The mountain sits across the lake from the parking lot and there are several trails that will ta...
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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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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      McNeil Point via Top Spur Trailhead

      4.9
      7.17 mi / 2428 ft gain
      The hike to McNeil Point begins at Top Spur Trailhead, in the Mt. Hood National Wilderness. Follow signs for McNeil Point along the Pacific Crest and Timberline Trails heading north. Though there are numerous camping opportunities along the way (most of the route follows the PCT), an old stone s...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Hike to Sandy Glacier Caves

      4.5
      12.5 mi / 2800 ft gain
      The hike to the caves begins at Top Spur Trailhead. The hike to McNeil Point is 5.4 miles one way, and 2200 feet of elevation gain. The trail starts in the forest, but will eventually open up to views of Mt Hood, as well as St. Helens, Adams and Rainier on a clear day.There is a shortcut up to Mc...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Timberline Loop Trail via the Top Spur Trail

      4.0
      2.26 mi / 627 ft gain
      Starting at the parking area, cross the dirt road to start hiking up from the Top Spur Trailhead. In 0.4 miles you will reach the Pacific Crest Trail intersection, take a right onto the Pacific Crest Trail. In a couple hundred feet you will reach a larger intersection of a bunch of different trai...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      North Lake via Wyeth Trail

      1.0
      12.36 mi / 4505 ft gain
      Park at the Wyeth Trailhead parking lot and start hiking south along the old road bed. At the junction with the Gorge-Wyeth Trail, bear left and follow the Wyeth Trail as it goes beneath several power lines. Follow the trail as it goes back into the woods and crosses Harphan Creek. Continue on an...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Gorton Creek Falls

      4.7
      1.01 mi / 361 ft gain
      The Gorton Creek Falls hike provides an excellent challenge for those who are searching for a bit of adventure. The trailhead starts at the Wyeth Campground day use area, and continues straight at the intersection. The first 2/3rds of the trail are relatively easy to traverse (depsite being rough...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Hike to Emerald Falls

      2.0
      1 mi
      Start at the Wyreth Campground day use area. If it's closed, park on the side of the road and walk in from the road way. You'll see a intersection with a wooden bridge crossing the river. Take a few pictures and continue straight on the trail. You'll go about 1/2 mile on the trail until you reach...
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    • Carson, Washington

      Falls Creek Falls

      4.8
      5.82 mi / 1512 ft gain
      The trail to Falls Creek Falls is well maintained with a few short moderately steep areas. The trail hugs the creek for the first mile, and takes you through old growth trees for the second mile. Once the falls are in sight, make sure to stop and look up to see the top tier through the trees. It'...
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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Tom Dick and Harry Mountain

      5.0
      8.28 mi / 1726 ft gain
      Looking to score those iconic photos of Mt. Hood? Climb the well-graded trail to Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, one of the most accessible summit hikes to Portlanders, and see where they were all taken. Starting from the busy Mirror Lake Trailhead, climb roughly 900 feet and 1.5 miles to Mirror La...
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