HAPPY TRAILS

A Field Guide to the Best Hiking and Biking Trails in Oregon

34 amazing places to hike, bike, and explore from Hood to the coast—and beyond.

07/21/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

RIDE DESIGN

Will Your Next Road Bike Be Made of Wood?

Southeast Portland's Renovo bikes are road ready—and gorgeous.

07/07/2015 By Mary Stutzman

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

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

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

The Ultimate Mount Hood Hiking Route

Circumnavigate our favorite Cascade peak for an unforgettable forest adventure.

07/14/2014 By Christopher Van Tilburg

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 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

NEWS

Portland Crowned King of Bike Commuting

A new report by the US Census Bureau shows that more Portlanders bike to work than residents of any major US city.

05/29/2014 By Caleb Diehl

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

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

Slideshow

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

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

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

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Rock of Ages Ridge Trail

07/01/2013 By Brian Barker

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

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

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Cedar Butte Trail

05/01/2013 By Brian Barker