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

DAY TRIPPER

Bagby Hot Springs

It's always the right season for a pilgrimage to Oregon's rustic natural spa, tucked in the woods of the Cascade Range.

02/26/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

DEAL

Stevenson Offers Discount to Gorge Hikers

From Oct 18–20, Stevenson, WA is offering hikers a 10% discount at local businesses

10/04/2013 By Ally Bordas

HAPPENINGS

Historic Gorge Trail Opening with a Bang

Sept 13–15, spend a weekend in Cascade Locks for the Historic Highway Trail opening, with hikes, bike rides, and other festivities

08/30/2013 By Emily Gravlin

OREGON CAMPING

Oregon's Best State Parks for Day Trippers

Five lightning-fast outdoor getaways for afternoon escapes, from disc golf to waterfall trail hikes.

08/01/2013 By Ketzel Levine

INSIDE THE MAGAZINE

Travel Talk in the July Issue

Travel tips and outdoor adventures from Portland Monthly's July issue in one handy place, including Mt Hood hikes and our Oregon Golf Guide

07/03/2013 By Allison Jones

FEATURE

Circumnavigate Mount Hood by Foot or by Bike!

We've mapped out the possibilities for your Mount Hood summer adventure.

07/01/2013 By Christopher Van Tilburg

HAPPENINGS

Scenic Crater Lake Road Open Only for Hikers and Cyclists

On June 22 and 23, head south to bike or hike one of Oregon's most beautiful roads—without cars!

06/20/2013 Photography by Marty Patail

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Hood River Mountain Trail

Views of the craggy mountain, rustic barns, and fields of wildflowers may have you singing "the hills are alive..."

06/03/2013 By Brian Barker

TRAVEL NEWS

New Outdoors Website Declares War on Guidebooks

The Portland-based Outdoor Project sets out to be the one-stop online resource for hikers and adventurers

05/17/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Alameda Ridge Trail

11/20/2012 By Brian Barker

THINGS TO DO

Portland's Top Five Fall Foliage Walks

Where to see autumn color at its best right now

11/11/2012 By Kate Bryant