Cape Kiwanda Hike Oregon Coast Pacific City Beach Walk Cape Kiwanda Natural Area
Cape Kiwanda is the southernmost of the 3 Capes in the Tillamook area on the Oregon Coast. An Oregon State Parks Natural Area protects this short, dramatic point. The park is too small to have a visitor center or hiking trails, but is a scenic spot for a walk in the sand. This short trek is 1-mile round trip (or more), beginning from a large beach on the south side of Cape... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 25, 2016
Lava River Cave Bend Oregon Lava Tube Newberry National Volcanic Monument Oregon Deschutes National Forest
Lava River Cave is the longest lava tube in Oregon and is fascinating to explore. Put fresh batteries in your flashlights and head to Newberry National Volcanic Monument, which is in Deschutes National Forest just a dozen miles south of Bend. Walkin through Lava River Cave, you will see wild features left behind by volcanic eruptions 100,000 years ago. After a mile in the... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 19, 2016
Cape Lookout Trail Coastal Hike Cape Lookout State Park Oregon
Treat yourself to gargantuan ocean views from the edges of Cape Lookout, hiking 5 miles round trip to a viewpoint at the end of this tall promontory on the Oregon Coast. Cape Lookout Trail passes through a temperate rainforest packed with tall cedars. The forest is wild and beautiful and so is the surrounding coastline. Cape Lookout is probably the most impressive cape on... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 25, 2016
Marquam Nature Park Loop Hike West Hills Southwest Portland Oregon Marquam Trail
Marquam Nature Park is walking distance from downtown Portland, but is tucked away and remains less well known than other parks in the West Hills. Marquam Nature Park provides ample woodland solitude, despite its proximity to downtown. Explore this underused parcel of the West Hills near OHSU on a multi-trail loop hike. To see most of the park, combine Shelter Loop Trail,... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 13, 2016
Shevlin Loop Trail Bend Oregon Hike Shevlin Park Tumalo Creek
Shevlin Loop Trail explores pine forests along Tumalo Creek in Shevlin Park, which is just four miles west of downtown Bend. This pleasant woodland trail is mostly easy with a few rolling sections along the bluffs that border the creek. The loop is 4.75 miles long and explores much of Shevlin Park's 647 acres. The hike has 240 feet of elevation change and crosses lovely... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bend · Creeks · Free Trails · Shevlin Park · Tumalo Creek
Distance: 4.75 miles – Elevation change: 240 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 18, 2016
Archie Briggs Canyon Trail Bend Oregon Hike Deschutes River Trail Overlook
Archie Briggs Natural Area presents views over a dramatic stretch of the Deschutes River north of Bend. The river makes a sweeping curve beneath tall cliffs of volcanic rock and is backed by grand mountains like Black Butte and Mount Jefferson. Gaze down the canyon from atop cliffs on the south side of the curve in the river by an intersection of Deschutes River Trail and... Read more.
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Tagged with · Archie Briggs Natural Area · Awbrey Butte · Bend · Deschutes River · Free Trails
Distance: 1.25 miles – Elevation change: 325 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 18, 2016
Pilot Butte Trail Bend Oregon Hike Pilot Butte Nature Trail Pilot Butte State Park
Pilot Butte is the biggest landmark in the city of Bend. This extinct cinder volcano is visible from almost everywhere in the city and its summit surpasses expectations with knock-out views of over Bend toward high desert landscapes and snowcapped Cascade Mountains. An extraordinary collection of mountains that includes Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack,... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bend · Buttes · Free Trails · Pilot Butte State Park · Summits
Distance: 1.8 miles – Elevation change: 475 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 18, 2016
Head of the Metolius Springs Metolius River Headwaters Deschutes National Forest Central Oregon Hike
Gaze north from the observation site at the end of Head of the Metolius Trail and you'll have a beautiful (if traditional) view of a river flowing through a pine forest toward Mount Jefferson. Look in the other direction to see something surprising. The river springs to live all at once from a gushing source. The trail to Head of the Metolius in Deschutes National Forest... Read more.
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Tagged with · Camp Sherman · Deschutes National Forest · Free Trails · Sisters
Distance: 0.5 miles – Elevation change: 35 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 13, 2016
Scenic Drive Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas Nevada Scenic Loop Road Red Rock Canyon
Scenic Drive is a picturesque loop road through Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The road offers a memorable drive or bike ride with access to numerous trails and overlooks. Scenic Drive is 12.5 miles long if you drive straight through and about 13 miles long if you pull off at each of the various overlooks. A few things to know from the start: Scenic Drive is a... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 23, 2016
Calico Hills Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas Nevada Calico I and Calico II Hike Calico One to Calico Two
The whimsically concocted concentration of vibrant red-orange Aztec sandstone known as the Calico Hills is a must-see destination in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. After leaving the visitor center, the Scenic Drive heads straight to the Calico Hills, passing three overlooks and trailheads, Calico I, Calico II, and Sandstone Quarry (the start of Calico Tanks... Read more.
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Tagged with · Bureau of Land Management · Las Vegas
Distance: 2 miles – Elevation change: 190 - 345 feet feet
By: Published: Last updated: April 27, 2016