Trail of the Month

Kelley Point Park

This 104-acre park offers something to keep every make and model of tail wagging.

08/14/2012 By Randy Gragg

Trail of the Month

Tom McCall Preserve

Wildflower lovers take note: The three miles of trails winding through this 231-acre preserve seem to have been carved out with your point-and-click camera in mind.

08/14/2012 With Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Bird Creek Meadows Trail

Gaze in wonder at the wildflowers and waterfalls along Bird Creek Meadows Trail.

07/18/2012 By Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

L. L. “Stub” Stewart State Park

Mountain bike enthusiasts have a new singletrack trail to cycle through.

05/23/2012 By Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Tamanawas Falls

Day trippers will definitely fall for the visual stimuli on this captivating Mt. Hood National Forest hike.

04/27/2012 By Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Stacker Butte/Dalles Mountain Ranch

Fantastic flora and gorgeous views of the Three Sisters make Stacker Butte/Dalles Mountain Ranch a trail worth taking.

03/23/2012 By Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Fort to Sea Trail

The scenery changes quickly and there's a chance you'll spot some whales on this rugged ramble. Thar she blows!

02/24/2012 By Brian Barker Edited by Zach Dundas

Trail of the Month

EasyClimb Trail

The new bike trail at Cascade Locks is simple and scenic.

01/26/2012 By Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Buzzard Point Trail

Hike to the Pioneer Woman's Grave and then go for tacos—just east of Government Camp.

12/23/2011 By Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Crown Zellerbach Trail

An old logging road near Scappoose provide hikers and bikers with a scenic sojourn.

11/23/2011 By Brian Barker

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

Get Out

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