Virginia Lake─Sweet bird watching spot on Sauvie Island

Quick Facts: Location: Sauvie Island (Portland, Oregon) Land Agency: Oregon State Parks Roundtrip: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 50 feet Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Access: From downtown Portland, follow US 30 (NW St Helens Road) west for just shy of 11 miles turning right onto the Suavie Island Bridge. Then follow Sauvie Island Road for […]

Warrior Rock Lighthouse─A scenic and historic hike on Oregon’s largest island

Quick Facts: Location: Sauvie Island (Portland, Oregon) Land Agency: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 10 feet Access: From downtown Portland, follow US 30 west for just shy of 11 miles turning right onto the Sauvie Island Bridge. Follow Sauvie Island Road passing Cracker Barrel Grocery in .3 mile (where […]

Eagle Creek — Classic Hike overflows with stunning waterfalls

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Gorge near Cascades Locks, Oregon Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 12 miles High Point: 1,200 feet Elevation gain: 1,100 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Maps: Columbia Gorge West no. 428S Contact: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required; Dogs permitted (but not recommended) on leash; steep drop offs—keep children near. Access: From Portland […]

Tomlike Mountain–There’s much to like about this Columbia River Gorge peak

Quick Facts: Location: Mark Hatfield Wilderness, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Land Agency: Mount Hood National Forest Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,300 feet Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge -West No 428S Contact: Mount Hood National Forest, Hood River Ranger Station Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Inter-agency Pass Required Access: From Hood River, head south […]