Trail of the Month

Cape Horn

Get a gorgeous view of the Gorge from Cape Horn.

10/14/2011 By Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Ghost Lake

Ghost Lake: Where else would you hike in October?

09/21/2011 By Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Little Huckleberry Mountain

Come for the berries and stay for the dramatic views on your hike up Little Huckleberry Mountain.

08/19/2011 By Brian Barker


Forest Park Guide: The Best Hikes

There's no shortage of hiking trails in Forest Park. The trick is picking a favorite.

06/29/2011 Edited by Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Mount Defiance

Visit the highest point in the Columbia River Gorge for a stunning variety of views.

05/20/2011 By Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Trout Lake Ice Cave

The Trout Lake Ice Cave in Washington state, is a lava tube glaciere, which boasts otherworldly icy pillars, columns and crystallized stalagmites.

04/22/2011 With Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

The Ridgefield wildlife complex includes more than 5,200 acres of marshes, ponds, sloughs, and lakes; a welcome sight to a staggering array of migratory birds.

12/22/2010 With Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Oxbow Regional Park

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oxbow Regional Park remains a surprisingly untamed destination. Red foxes, blacktail deer, bald eagles, blue herons—even black bears and cougars—roam among the 1,200-acre expanse. But it’s the wa

09/13/2010 With Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

This month, head over to the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge to glimpse local fauna.

04/30/2010 By Brian Barker

Get Out

Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

05/20/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker By Kaitlin Johnson, Ariel Bleicher, Victoria Nguyen, and Bart Blasengame

Trail of the Month

Cherry Orchard Trail

A windswept meadow leads to an abandoned cherry orchard

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Hoyt Arboretum

A morning spent exploring the rolling hills of this 185-acre wilderness museum will introduce visitors to nearly 9,000 tree and plant specimens from around t...

05/19/2009 By Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Frog Lake Buttes

It’s worth the strenuous three-mile climb for a stunning 360-degree panorama of winter backcountry splendor.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker