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    Top Spots in and near Rhododendron

    • Portland, Oregon

      Tryon Creek Outer Loop

      4.5
      5.12 mi / 554 ft gain
      Tryon Creek State Park has a fantastic, well-maintained trail system that’s a great alternative to Portland’s downtown Washington Park and Forest Park. It’s a super family-friendly area with a Nature Center that hosts kid’s events year-round. This entire area is relatively small and therefore eas...
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    • Mosier, Oregon

      Hiking McCall Point

      4.0
      The trail begins at the Rowena Overlook on the Old Columbia River Highway between Hood River and the Dalles. Park at the Rowena Overlook, and you find the trail on the south side of the area. Follow the trail to the top of McCall Point. The trail is fairly level at first, but then climbs steeper ...
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    • Mosier, Oregon

      Drive to the Rowena Crest Viewpoint

      4.8
      If you're looking for a minimal effort pit stop on the drive through the Columbia River Gorge with huge bang for your buck, this is the spot. Rowena Crest is an iconic viewpoint that creates a horseshoe curve along the road. This unique shape is one of the most photographed roads in Oregon. It's ...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Night Photography at the OMSI Dock

      4.5
      Starting at OMSI, walk towards the Hawthorne bridge, and away from the Tillicum bridge. After about a tenth of a mile, you will see a dock and the Hawthorne bridge. Walk down on the dock, or take pictures from above. For added adventure, walk under the Hawthorne bridge and take pictures from the ...
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    • Lyons, Oregon

      Henline Falls Trail

      5.0
      1.71 mi / 312 ft gain
      The trail is a washed out, old mining road making its way through a lush forest with a mix of ferns, moss covered trees, and towering Douglas Firs with trees blown over from wind storms lining both sides of the trail. I call those Big Foot traps. The trail comes to a fork, stay to the left you ar...
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    • Lyons, Oregon

      Swim at Three Pools

      5.0
      To get there from Salem, Follow Hwy. 22 east to Mehama. Turn on Little North Santiam Road (FS 2209) and proceed for 12 miles to Three Pools Day Use Area. Three Pools is by far one of the most popular swimming holes in the Northwest. With multiple swimming holes within just feet from one another i...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Run Along Waterfront Park

      4.5
      Looking for a quick run along the water in the heart of Portland? Look no further. This relatively flat 2.6 mile loop runs right along the Willamette and features great views of the city’s bridges, river, the downtown skyline, and all of the fun people enjoying this urban park. From the Salmon St...
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    • Marion County, Oregon

      Explore Mt. Jefferson

      5.0
      I went for a quick overnighter. The end of August is great for weather, very little bugs, and perfect time to meet and chat with PCT through hikers.The weather was absolutely perfect for night photography and lounging around camp. It's also one of the best views in Oregon if you ask me.If you're ...
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    • Marion County, Oregon

      Hike Mt. Jefferson's Park Ridge

      5.0
      7.4 mi / 1500 ft gain
      From the Breightenbush Lake PCT trailhead (5,600ft Elevation) you hike through a thick forest until you reach an old burn area. This area was burned from a forest fire and has rebirthed lush green plants and bushes to help feed all the animals in the area. After a mile of climbing through the bur...
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    • Lyle, Washington

      Hike Lyle Cherry Orchard

      5.0
      5 mi / 1100 ft gain
      This hike is actually on a nature preserve owned by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge, on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. It's fairly unknown and you can enjoy amazing views of the Gorge, wildflowers during the springtime, and a trek through an old oak forest. The hike begins at an unm...
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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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    • Maupin, Oregon

      White River Falls

      4.4
      0.78 mi / 177 ft gain
      White River Falls is perfect for those looking for an easy hike with great rewards. From the parking lot, it is a brisk walk to a view point, where you can immediately take in the gorgeous falls! To get down to the bottom of the falls, turn left and begin walking down the trail. You will cross a...
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    • Maupin, Oregon

      Explore White River Falls State Park

      White River Falls is located 35 miles south of The Dalles and 4.5 miles east of Tygh Valley. With only a short walk from the parking area to the viewing area and trails leading down to the water.White River Falls, which is the furthest upstream, drops about 75 feet with multiple channels, and at ...
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    • Portland, Oregon

      Explore the International Rose Test Garden

      4.6
      The International Rose Garden located in Washington Park near downtown Portland is a must stop on your visit to the Rose City. The City of Roses, as Portland as known, won't let you down. Portland is host to the largest Rose Test Garden in the U.S. The 5 acre park, with over 7,000 rose bushes, an...
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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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    • Portland, Oregon

      Explore the Portland Japanese Garden

      4.0
      2 mi / 50 ft gain
      While the Portland Japanese Garden is a popular place for tourists, it's also a favorite for Portland residents as it's located right in Washington Park close to trails and across from the Rose Garden. The Japanese Garden also just unveiled its Cultural Crossing expansion in April 2017, which inc...
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