The Best Camping in Portland

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

Top camping spots in and near Portland

  • Saint Paul, Oregon

    Champoeg State Heritage Area Loop

    9 mi / 515 ft gain
    Champoeg State Heritage Area Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Donald, Oregon.
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  • Yacolt, Washington

    Hike Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista

    4.4
    6 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The Grouse Vista Trailhead is located through the town of Washougal off of highway 14 just past Camas. Once you leave the city, the road will turn to gravel and dirt though it is fairly well maintained until snow arrive and accessible by most cars so long as you're willing to get drive over loose...
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  • Washougal, Washington

    Camp at 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 b...
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  • Gales Creek, Oregon

    Gales Creek Trail

    11.42 mi / 2162 ft gain
    Gales Creek Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Gales Creek, Oregon.
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  • Stevenson, Washington

    Climb Three Corner Rock

    4.0
    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, another older sign invites Pacific Cre...
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  • Mount Hood Village, Oregon

    Huckleberry Mountain Trail

    11.02 mi / 3159 ft gain
    Huckleberry Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Carson, Washington

    Zig Zag Lake Trail

    0.84 mi / 525 ft gain
    Zig Zag Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Stevenson, Washington.
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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

    Backpack Ruckel Ridge

    5.0
    9 mi / 3700 ft gain
    This ridge is one of the lesser known paths from the Eagle Creek Trailhead. Instead of taking Ruckel Creek Trail, find the trail leading up Ruckel Ridge. It is a far more difficult hike of about 7 miles leading up to Benson Plateau. Along the way there are beautiful lookout points for Mount Hood,...
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Hunchback Trail #793

    18.18 mi / 5358 ft gain
    Hunchback Trail #793 is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Rhododendron, Oregon.
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  • Amboy, Washington

    Backpack the Siouxon Trail

    5.0
    12 mi / 500 ft gain
    When you park at the top of the trail, all you see is layers and layers of emerald trees and ground clear of any underbrush.Once on the trail, you start on a rapid decline that brings you to the first of the many streams along this hike. Cross the bridge made out of logs and head towards the main...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Climb Squaw Mountain

    4.5
    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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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Hike the Wilson River Trail

    3.0
    22.6 mi / 3950 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 rainfa...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Old Salmon River Trail

    2.69 mi / 203 ft gain
    Old Salmon River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Salmon Trail via Kinzel

    14.85 mi / 4170 ft gain
    Salmon Trail via Kinzel is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Salmon River Trail

    25.98 mi / 4245 ft gain
    Salmon River Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Welches, Oregon.
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