HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in Mt Hood Territory

Picture-perfect meadows, ripe huckleberries, alpine lakes, and the country’s longest network of mountain-bike-specific trails on federal land await your muddy boots.

07/20/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

HAPPY TRAILS

An Oregonian's Guide to Hiking and Biking in Washington

Don't let a state border keep you from tackling some of the best trails around.

07/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in the Willamette Valley

Wine isn't the only reason to head to the valley, where you'll also find old-growth firs, misty swimming holes, and volcanic switchbacks with killer views.

07/20/2015 By Molly Woodstock

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in Central Oregon

Ancient lava tubes, bright wildflowers, and crystal-blue rivers are just a few hours away.

07/20/2015 By Eden Dawn

OUTDOORS

Beer and Hiking...A Match Made in Heaven!

This summer, beer lovers and brewers will draw inspiration from Oregon nature.

05/21/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

BODY TALK

Hiking Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds—and Finding Self-Love Along the Way

We chat with the author of the inspiring new memoir Gorge about Africa's tallest peak, writing with Cheryl Strayed, and a battle-won relationship with her body.

04/07/2015 By Larisa Owechko

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

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Take a Hike in the Gorge and Reap the Rewards

For one weekend in October, hikers in the Columbia River Gorge can scoop up sweet discounts in Stevenson, Washington.

10/01/2014 By Sara Rangel

GET OUT

35 Reasons to Explore the Gorge this Fall

The Friends of the Columbia Gorge present 35 guided treks for everyone—families, couples and friends, and lone-adventurers.

09/08/2014 By Eric Earle

GEAR UP

Hiking App Uncovers Over 400 Hidden Viewpoints

Acclaimed Oregon photographer Rodney Lough, Jr. shares 18 years worth of outdoor discoveries with a new phone app.

08/21/2014 By Sarah Richards

SEIZE THE SUMMER

The Northwest's Best Hidden Waterfalls

Cool off with a sojourn to one of these five falling favorites.

08/01/2014 By Adam Sawyer

SEIZE THE SUMMER

10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, and Caleb Diehl Edited by Rachel Ritchie

GEAR UP

Hiking Book Combines Research with Great Design

With full-color maps, photographs, and easy directions, Lisa Holmes’s guide has everything you need to plan a summer excursion.

07/24/2014 By Caleb Diehl

GET OUT

Your Game Plan For Summitting St. Helens, Hood, and Adams

A trio of nearby peaks beckon—here’s how beginners can start their ascent.

07/21/2014 By Devan Schwartz

GET OUT

8 Great Afternoon Hikes and Rides

Five trails and three bike routes that celebrate Northwest splendor—without the long haul.

07/21/2014

GET OUT

Backpacking the Emigrant Wilderness

A look at Yosemite’s wild sister to the north

07/16/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Brewers Find Inspiration in Forest Park

A walking program invites local brewers to explore the great Northwest to inspire new beers.

07/10/2014 By Andrea Harvey

FIELD STUDIES

16 Perfect Trails for Exploring Mount St. Helens

Whether you're scouting for a family-friendly stroll or a three-day backpacking challenge, we've rounded up the best hiking opportunities on the volcano's west, east, and south sides.

06/02/2014 By Rachel Ritchie With Aaron Scott and Maya Seaman

COVER STORY

The Essential Guide to Mount St. Helens

We explore the mountain's top trails and campgrounds, history and lore, and take in in-depth look inside the historic eruption.

06/02/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

GET OUT

Adventures on Kauai

PoMo’s intrepid staff members travelled to Hawaii’s “Garden Isle,” in search of tropical wilderness for both budget and big-ticket travelers.

03/25/2014 By Aaron Scott and Benjamin Tepler