Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge– Portland’s Premier Wildlife Refuge

Quick Facts: Location: Sellwood neighborhood, Portland, Oregon Land Agency: Portland Parks and Recreation Roundtrip: 2.8 miles Elevation gain: 60 feet Contact: Portland Parks and Recreation Notes: dogs must be leashed Access: From Ross Island Bridge follow US 26 east (Powell Boulevard) immediately turning right onto SR 99E (SE McLoughlin Boulevard). In just over one mile exit […]

Catherine Creek Rock Arch–A touch of Utah in the Northwest!

Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Roundtrip: 2.3 miles Elevation gain: 370 feet Difficulty: Easy Contact: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Be aware or ticks and poison oak. Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S Good to Know: kid-friendly, dog-friendly […]

Silver Star Mountain via Ed’s Trail–Stellar wildflowers and explosive volcanic views

  Quick Facts: Location: Silver Star Scenic Area Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles High Point: 4,390 feet Elevation gain: 1,440 feet Difficulty: moderately difficult Green Trails Map: Lookout Mtn No. 396, Bridal Veil No. 428 Contact: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mount Adams Ranger District, Note: FR 4109 is rough and recommended for […]

Tom McCall Point─Legendary Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Display

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Oregon Nature Conservancy and Mayer State Roundtrip: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Notes: Dogs prohibited; Trail closed from Nov 1 through Apr 30 to limit tread damage. Practice Leave No Trace Principles Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S Contact: Oregon […]