Camas, Washington

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  • Camas, Washington

    Run the Round Lake Loop at Lacamas Park

    4.2
    6.3 mi / 710 ft gain
    This trail is a great option for people who want to escape the city, without actually leaving. Lacamas Park is located right downtown Camas, Washington and offers over six miles of dirt trails popular for cyclists, pedestrians, and runners.Park off of 3rd avenue at the Lacamas Creek Trailhead to ...
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  • Camas, Washington

    Explore Camas Pothole Falls

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    This is on the Round Lake Loop trail and there’s a free parking area. It’s a relatively in and out hike that is family friendly but does have some downhill scrambles. Be careful when jumping as there has been fatalities in the past but as long as you’re practicing safe swimming you’ll be okay. 
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  • Camas, Washington

    Kayak Lacamas Lake

    5.0
    Lacamas Lake is popular for all types of water activities with easy access because of it’s dock and free public parking. This area is family and dog friendly and has picnic tables for a place to sit down and have a nice lunch after swimming. Rope swings can be found along the beach if you’re the ...
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  • Camas, Washington

    Hike Lacamas Heritage Trail

    5.0
    3.5 mi / 139 ft gain
    Used often for cross country practice, the Lacamas Heritage Trail is a popular gem in Camas, Washington for all citizens. It is family and dog friendly and comes with endless scenic views of the beautiful Lacamas Lake. Parking is free and there are bathrooms at the entrance.
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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Climb Rooster Rock

    5.0
    Head to Rooster Rock State Park off exit 25 on I-84 E in the Columbia River Gorge. Park at the west end of the park.There are multiple paths at the west end of the park heading south to I-84. If you go too far west, you will hit water. Pick one of these paths which lead to the edge of the freeway...
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Powell Butte Nature Park Loop

    6.22 mi / 1004 ft gain
    Before officially becoming a nature park in 1987, Powell Butte was primarily known for being home to four 50-million gallon underground reservoirs. Today, the wide expanse of land is packed with miles of trails-- the perfect place for hikers, mountain bikers, and even horseback riders to get thei...
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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Night Sky Shooting at Vista House

    3.0
    The Vista House located in the Columbia River Gorge offers those looking to photograph the night sky without traveling long distance from Portland the opportunity to do so. Vista House is just far enough away from Portland's light pollution to allow you to capture enough stars on a clear night.T...
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  • 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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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Latourell Falls Loop

    4.7
    2.02 mi / 820 ft gain
    Heads up! There's construction going on at the eastern part of the trail and the main parking lot is closed. But don't worry, you can still get to the trail from the west entrance turning this hike into an out-and-back. For the latest updates, check out the Oregon State Parks website: https://sta...
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  • Washougal, Washington

    Cape Horn Trail

    4.3
    6.76 mi / 1795 ft gain
    The Cape Horn Trail is great for those who are short on time, but still want to get outside for something close by with great views. Located just 35 min east of Portland, the Cape Horn Trail offers a few different possibilities for you to hike. The whole loop (lower section is closed from Feb 1s...
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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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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Bridal Veil Falls

    4.1
    0.54 mi / 144 ft gain
    The trailhead for this short hike is right off of the Columbia River Highway just west of Multnomah Falls. You can't miss the parking lot for it; there is a sign for Bridal Veil and the parking lot is visible from the road. The hike is only 0.6 miles and has hardly any elevation gain (70 feet). ...
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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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  • Bridal Veil, Oregon

    Angel's Rest

    4.3
    4.45 mi / 1568 ft gain
    The Columbia River Gorge is absolutely full of incredible hikes - that said, this is one of the best and requires less time and energy than some of the others. Starting at a paved parking lot right off the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway (note: it's a very popular trail so arrive early or ...
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  • Bridal Veil, Oregon

    Devil's Rest-Wahkeena Falls Loop

    4.0
    9.82 mi / 2779 ft gain
    This loop takes advantage of the western Columbia River Gorge's vast network of trails - hidden behind the roadside waterfalls - to allow you to visit several popular attractions without fighting traffic along the historic highway. All told, the loop hits 3 named waterfalls (Coopey Falls, Fairy F...
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  • Yacolt, Washington

    Hike Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista

    4.5
    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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Camping and Lodging in Camas

Sunset Camp
Yacolt, Washington

Sunset Camp

Eagle Creek Overlook Grp Site
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Eagle Creek Overlook Grp Site

Wildwood Recreation Site
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Wildwood Recreation Site

Cascade Locks / Portland East KOA Holiday
Cascade Locks, Oregon

Cascade Locks / Portland East KOA Holiday

Govt Mineral Springs Guard Sta
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Govt Mineral Springs Guard Sta

Beaver Campground
Carson, Washington

Beaver Campground

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