The best way to experience Portland is by hiking it!
Local author and hiking expert Paul Gerald helps you locate and access the best hikes within a 60-mile radius of the city. These selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, mountain retreats, and magical forests that renew your spirit and recharge your body. Hike around Mount Hood on the Timberline Trail. See migrating fish in the Salmon River. Enjoy the wildflowers at Tom McCall Preserve in the Columbia River Gorge. Explore the wildlife sanctuary at Oaks Bottom, right in the heart of the city. Stroll behind waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park. Whale-watch from high up on Cape Lookout.