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    Top Spots in and near Rhododendron

    • Portland, Oregon

      Rocky Butte

      4.2
      Joseph Wood Hill Park is another under-the-radar gem right in the heart of the city. It’s located on Rocky Butte, an extinct volcanic cylinder cone, and provides a sweeping panoramic view of Portland and beyond. Accessing the park is easy – you can drive directly there and parking is plentiful. ...
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    • National Forest Development Road 4220, Oregon

      Hike to Gifford Lake

      3 mi / 500 ft gain
      Set out at the Lower Lake trailhead along trail #717. After only half a mile the trail opens up to Lower Lake, with views of Olallie Butte. The trail winds around the north east side of the lake and you come to a junctions with trail #706. From here take the left onto #706 and continue about .6 o...
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    • National Forest Development Road 4220, Oregon

      Olallie Lake North Basin Loop

      12.05 mi / 2021 ft gain
      Begin at the Lower Lake Campground and take the Lower Lake trailhead. The best direction to hike is counter clockwise, however you can do either.  Continue along Trail #717 and very shortly you come out to Lower Lake featuring Mt. Jefferson as the backdrop. From here keep hiking and you reach yo...
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    • White Salmon, Washington

      Hike Coyote Wall

      3.5
      7.5 mi / 800 ft gain
      Coyote Wall is a relatively uncrowded trail system in the Columbia River Gorge that provides outstanding views of the Columbia River. The trail system is made up primarily of user-created mountain biking trails, allowing hikers a choose-your-own-adventure approach to exploring the area.Start out...
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    • West Linn, Oregon

      Run Old River Road to George Rogers Park

      5.0
      4.8 mi / 100 ft gain
      Portland and its surrounding suburbs are filled with trails and hidden treasures, including this stretch along the Willamette River. This road is a super popular pedestrian path and can be accessed from West Linn, the Mary's Woods and Marylhurst Development, or from Lake Oswego off of Highway 43....
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Mount Tabor Loop

      4.5
      1.88 mi / 325 ft gain
      Mount Tabor City Park is located in the heart of southeast Portland and is situated atop an extinct volcano. It’s comprised of more than 190 acres of beautiful Douglas Fir forest and features several relatively easy routes to the top: the easiest being the road you can drive (but what’s the fun i...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Mount Tabor Park

      4.3
      Sitting 400 feet above the city with views of Mt. Hood and Portland doesn't sound to bad right?? Mount Tabor is located in Southeast Portland and is a once active volcano. There are 196 acres of park for you to explore. In order to photograph the best pictures of Mt. Hood I highly suggest gettin...
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    • Marion County, Oregon

      Gold Butte Fire Lookout

      4.3
      2.44 mi / 741 ft gain
      Gold Butte Fire Lookout is a real gem in the Willamette National Forest. At 4618 feet elevation, the nearby Cascade Mountain views are nothing short of spectacular! At the summit, sits a L-4 Ground Structure Type Fire Lookout that was built in1934 to be used as a Fire Lookout. Additionally, durin...
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    • Detroit, Oregon

      Battle Ax Mountain

      5.0
      5.09 mi / 1594 ft gain
      With no officially marked trailhead, this hike begins slightly west of Elk Lake in Marion County. Take Highway 22 to Detroit, OR. East of the bridge over Breitenbush River, turn onto (FR) Forest Road 46, with signs pointing to Breitenbush River. After 4.5 miles turn left at a sign for Elk Lake, a...
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    • 498 Old Highway 8, Washington

      Hike the Labyrinth-Coyote Wall Loop

      Sadly because of the devastating Eagle Creek fire on the Oregon side of the Gorge, most of the trails are closed for restoration. As a result more hikers are heading to the Washington side and heading further east for Gorge day hikes. Heading east gets you some sunnier skies and prime wildflower ...
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    • Gates, Oregon

      Opal Creek Pools Loop

      4.6
      6.6 mi / 663 ft gain
      Note: this trail is closed due to fire damage. For more updates, please visit the Forest Service website.  The Opal Creek pools are a wonderful place to visit year-round, but they’re a true oasis on a hot summer day. With a variety of rock outcroppings and ledges to jump off of, and plenty of ro...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Run Springwater Corridor Trail

      4.0
      7 mi / 50 ft gain
      Springwater Corridor is a 40-mile paved trail that stretches from downtown Portland all the way to Boring. This trail is wide, virtually flat, and yes, paved - but there is a clear manmade path on the dirt shoulders that's friendlier to knees. Any given day, you'll see dozens of cyclists and pede...
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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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    • Carson, Washington

      Panther Creek Falls

      4.6
      0.64 mi / 180 ft gain
      This hidden beauty is just north of Carson, Washington. Watch for Panther Creek campground signs and follow the twisting road about 7 miles to a rock quarry and park there. The trail begins just off the road about 50 yards back - keep an eye out for signs for the trailhead and listen for the fall...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Paddle Around Ross Island

      5.0
      This is a great little adventure for those looking to get on the water, but who don’t have time to escape the city. Paddle the loop around Ross Island for a scenic workout and a relaxing picnic.To begin your loop, put-in at Sellwood Riverfront Park – it features easy parking and sandy beach at al...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Tryon Creek Triple Bridge Loop

      3.35 mi / 479 ft gain
      Tryon Creek Triple Bridge Loop is a scenic approximately 3.5-mile loop with bridge crossings near downtown Portland. This trail is a great way to get outside, stretch your legs, and feel like you're away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  This trail is dog-friendly on-leash. If you're look...
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