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    Top Spots in and near Polk County

    • Tillamook, Oregon

      Relax at Oceanside Beach

      4.0
      Oceanside Beach is often passed over for Tunnel Beach just north. Both are great, but you're missing out if you don't head down to Oceanside and fly a kite.  There's a parking lot right next to the marked location. Park there, then head down to the beach—don't forget your kite! 
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    • Tillamook, Oregon

      Hike along Short Beach, Oregon

      5.0
      0.25 mi / 200 ft gain
      Hike: The trail is basically a handmade wooden staircase that takes you all the way down to the beach, so once you locate it, just keep following the stairs all the way down until you've reached the beach.Directions: Drive North along Cape Meares Loop Rd just past Oceanside until you reach the po...
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    • Tillamook, Oregon

      Big Spruce Trail

      5.0
      0.29 mi / 3 ft gain
      Big Spruce Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tillamook, Oregon.
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    • Scotts Mills, Oregon

      Abiqua Falls

      4.9
      0.69 mi / 115 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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    • Tillamook, Oregon

      Octopus Tree Trail

      0.31 mi / 121 ft gain
      Octopus Tree Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tillamook, Oregon.
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    • Tillamook, Oregon

      Cape Meares Lighthouse

      4.3
      This historic site served as a major lighthouse for years and was turned into a scenic viewpoint offering some rad views of the Oregon Coast. The park is located only about 10 miles west of Tillamook. The parking lot has limited space so get there as early as you can. The Cape Meares lighthous...
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    • Tillamook, Oregon

      Fly Fish the Wilson River in Oregon

      3.0
      Driving from Portland, Oregon west towards Tillamook, Oregon this is an easy bank access river to hit with big fish. Approximately 45 - 60 minutes drive from Portland to Highway 6 west towards Tillamook, the rivers runs next to the highway for several miles making it easy to pull-off and hit the ...
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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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    • Tillamook, Oregon

      Explore Bayocean Peninsula Park

      5.0
      8 mi / 100 ft gain
      Located just west of Tillamook on the way to Cape Meares is an expansive forested park that juts out into Tillamook Bay. The main "trail" is an old unpaved narrow road called Bayocean Dike Road that stretches 4 miles down to the point. It's perfect for a long run, leisurely hike or mountain bikin...
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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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    • Tillamook, Oregon

      Wilson River Trail

      3.0
      18.58 mi / 4879 ft gain
      This long trail provides hikers with great views of the corridor in the Coast Range. As the trail follows public land for the most part, there are a couple sections with steady elevation gains to avoid private land: near Lees Camp and Ryan Creek. Although the trail receives some of the most rain...
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    • Tualatin, Oregon

      Kayaking the Lower Tualatin River

      4.0
      The Tualatin River runs from Hagg Lake, near Forest Grove, then travels through many small towns before it empties into the Willamette River at Willamette Park.Start at the Tualatin Community Park in Tualatin and paddle down to Willamette Park in West Linn. This section offers a few miles of easy...
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    • Scotts Mills, Oregon

      Upper Butte Creek Falls

      4.0
      0.73 mi / 308 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...
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    • Yachats, Oregon

      Camp at Tillicum Beach

      5.0
      The major draw of this campground however is the beach. Many of the campsites overlook the water, but if you don’t have a view from your site it takes less than a minute to be in the sand. We made our trip from the University of Oregon in Eugene. It was a gorgeous 2 hour drive, and after driving ...
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    • 7444-7498 Southwest 160th Avenue, Oregon

      Bike the Westside Regional Trail

      8 mi
      Technically this trail stretches from the Tualatin Hills Nature Park, down through the west Beaverton/ Sexton Mountain area and can comfortably get you to Barrow’s park near Big Al’s. The trail from end to end comes in at just over 8 miles, so a down and back by bike can make for a good workout a...
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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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