FIELD NOTES

Trail of the Month: Harvey Creek Trail

Wine plus hiking equals … wiking!

03/25/2016 By Brian Barker

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Stunning Fall Color and Wildlife at Southwest Washington’s Conboy Lake

An animal watcher's paradise lies just two hours away, home to elk, coyotes, and over 200 varieties of birds.

10/19/2015 By Brian Barker

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Boulder Lake Makes an Ideal Summer Day Hike

With picture-perfect picnic tables, pine-dotted cliffs, and wildflowers, this 11-acre lake is calling.

06/22/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

FIELD NOTES

Trail of the Month: Mosier Plateau

Wildflowers, waterfalls, and panoramic views—what more could you ask for? Plus 3 springtime travel ideas not to miss!

04/02/2015 By Brian Barker

OREGON TRAILS

The Northwest's 8 Best Wildflower Hikes

Wildflower season is coming! Celebrate with some of our favorite floral displays in the region.

03/26/2015 By Portland Monthly Staff

HIKING

Trail of the Month: Indian Heaven Trail No. 33

Packed with glassy lakes, serene meadows, and alpine vistas, Southwest Washington’s Indian Heaven Wilderness is indeed divine.

09/26/2014 By Brian Barker

Slideshow

Slide Show: Mazama Trail to McNeil Point Shelter

Timberline Lodge isn’t the only handcrafted accommodation on the slopes of Mount Hood!

07/11/2014

FIELD NOTES

Trail of the Month: Hamilton Mountain

This challenging trail offers spring wildflowers, waterfalls, and wilderness—all just 45 minutes from Portland.

05/01/2014 By Brian Barker

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Summit Trail No. 691

A local secret revealed: this Sandy-area cross-country ski and snowshoe trail offers gentle, rolling terrain that's perfect for Nordic newbies.

02/03/2014 By Brian Barker

BEST OF 2013

Take a Hike! 2013's Top 12 Trails

Oregon is chock full of epic hiking destinations and scenic vistas to explore—and we’ve rounded up our favorites.

12/19/2013 By Brian Barker

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Inspiration Loop Trail

Venture through some of Oregon’s newest designated wilderness on Mount Hood’s remote northern flanks on cross-country skis or snowshoes.

12/02/2013 By Brian Barker

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Slide Show: Inspiration Loop Trail

Venture through some of Oregon's newest designated wilderness on Mount Hood's remote northern flanks—via snowshoe or skis.

11/14/2013

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Slide Show: Bloom Lake Trail

This Coast Range excursion offers lush forests of alders and maples, quiet green waters, and trout fishing a mere 45 minutes from Portland.

10/09/2013

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Eightmile Loop Trail #496

A Hood River-area mountain biking trail for experts and beginners alike

10/01/2013 By Brian Barker

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Slide Show: Eightmile Loop Trail #496

A favorite of Hood River locals in search of some of spring’s first snow-free spins, this rollicking singletrack circuit in the eastern fringes of the Mount Hood National Forest hits an encore sweet spot come fall.

09/12/2013

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Cool Creek Trail

Hike to a retired fire lookout atop Devils Peak and enjoy towering firs, leafy rhododendrons, and huckleberry patches along the way.

09/03/2013 By Brian Barker

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Slide Show: Cool Creek Trail

Hike to a retired fire lookout atop Devils Peak and enjoy towering firs, leafy rhododendrons, and huckleberry patches along the way.

08/16/2013

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway

Oregon's newest scenic bikeway offers 50 miles of horse pastures, pioneer cemeteries, and wetlands.

08/01/2013 By Brian Barker

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Slide Show: Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway

Our photos from a recent ride along 50 miles of Willamette Valley splendor.

07/25/2013

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Rock of Ages Ridge Trail

07/01/2013 By Brian Barker