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    Top Spots in and near Multnomah County

    • Stevenson, Washington

      Dog Mountain via Dog Mountain Trail

      4.5
      6.53 mi / 2858 ft gain
      The Dog Mountain trailhead is located halfway between Stevenson and Bingen. Look for the big signed parking area just after milepost 53 (Eastbound). The parking lot fills up quickly, especially during peak wildflower season, so if you can go on a weekday that would be better. There are 3 trails ...
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    • Stevenson, Washington

      Dog Mountain: The Steeper Route

      4.5
      5.55 mi / 2858 ft gain
      If you know the Columbia Gorge, you know Dog Mountain. It's the ever-rewarding, incredibly challenging, insanely popular, calf-burning 6.5-mile hike that attracts hundreds of people every weekend, especially during May and June when the wildflowers are in full bloom.  If you're like me and you h...
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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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    • Government Camp, Oregon

      Trillium Lake

      4.9
      1.89 mi / 108 ft gain
      Trillium Lake is a popular camp spot at the base of Mount Hood. It's known for it's scenery, abundant recreational activities, and is family friendly. Boating, swimming and fishing are quite popular on the 63 acre lake. There is a small boat ramp within the campground and a larger ramp available ...
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    • Silverton, Oregon

      South Silver Falls

      5.0
      2.14 mi / 361 ft gain
      South Silver Falls is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Silverton, Oregon.
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    • Cougar, Washington

      Explore the Ape Caves

      4.0
      As if erupting volcanoes weren't awesome enough, ancient lava flows also left behind these giant, hollow tubes as they cooled. Spend all day exploring deep underground in this 2.5 mile cave.To get there, head to the SOUTH side of Mount Saint Helens. You must pass through the town of Cougar to get...
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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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    • Tillamook, Oregon

      King's Mountain

      4.5
      4.47 mi / 2461 ft gain
      King's Mountain may be one of the most consistent hikes in the greater Portland area gaining 2,500 vertical-feet over 2.5 miles almost evenly the entire time. The trail starts out at a marked trailhead just west of the Elk Mountain campground (stop there for water and more restrooms in summer &a...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Climb to the Top of Mount Defiance, OR

      3.7
      12 mi / 4870 ft gain
      This hike starts at the Starvation Creek Rest Area. After parking, head west back along the shoulder of the freeway, where you’ll see a wooden sign stating “Mt. Defiance Trail.” Continue heading west along the abandoned Columbia River Highway. Keep going west as you pass the junction with the Sta...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Lower Starvation Ridge Loop

      3.7
      2.69 mi / 1001 ft gain
      Starvation Creek Falls is an impressive 190 ft. waterfall just a few feet from the parking lot. If you don't know it's there, you'll miss it. Keep walking past the restrooms, away from the trail head to see this beautiful two-tiered waterfall. There are a couple of picnic tables near the creek to...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Starvation Creek Falls

      3.5
      The Starvation Creek Falls drops 141ft down into a naturally formed bowl, cascading past a wooded picnic area and onto the Columbia River. The falls are one of the easiest falls to access in the Columbia River Gorge along with Multnomah Falls, but are far less Crowded. The short 300ft walk from t...
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    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Hike to Warren and Lancaster Falls

      4.5
      The hike along Mt. Defiance Trail to Warren and Lancaster Falls is a great hike if you want to get away from some of the more crowded destinations in the gorge, or just want to catch some shade during the summer. The trail is fairly easy going, though the last 1/4th of a mile to Lancaster Falls i...
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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Cooper Spur

      5.0
      6.87 mi / 3097 ft gain
      Cooper Spur is located on the north east side of Mount Hood. This is the hike to do if you want to get up close and personal with the mountain. To get there you have to drive around 10 miles up a bumpy dirt road, once off the main road. Low-clearance vehicles can make it but high clearance vehic...
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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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    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Snowshoe to Umbrella Falls

      0.5 mi / 100 ft gain
      Just 66 miles east of Portland, and 35 miles south of Hood River the infamous Mt Hood breaks through the clouds for all to see. The highest peak of Oregon is the ultimate explorer's paradise offering something for every season... and in this case we mean snow shoeing and hiking!!Our trek begins ...
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