Guler Ice Cave hike Washington Gifford Pinchot National Forest
The Cascade Range is home to many caves including volcanic lava tubes and glacier ice caves. The Guler Ice Cave south of Mount Adams offers a sample of both. Through the early summer this cave contains impressive ice features like frozen stalactites and stalagmites. You will see the most ice if you visit in April and May. As the season warms the cave loses its ice, but... Read more.
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Tagged with · Caves · Gifford Pinchot National Forest · Lava Tubes
Distance: 0.25 miles – Elevation change: 25 feet
By: Published: Last updated: September 7, 2016
Terwilliger Hot Springs Willamette National Forest Oregon Hike Cougar Hot Springs Terwilliger Falls
Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) is a five-tiered pool accessible with 0.9 miles of easy hiking. The hot springs is located in Willamette National Forest, halfway between Eugene and Bend, Oregon. Potential visitors should know that clothing is optional at the hot springs. Those who are uncomfortable with nudity may wish to seek warm waters... Read more.
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Tagged with · Hot Springs · Waterfalls · Willamette National Forest
Distance: 0.9 miles – Elevation change: 85 feet
By: Published: Last updated: July 10, 2016
Mosier Twin Tunnels Hike Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Columbia River Gorge Oregon
With its grand river and towering cliffs, the Columbia River Gorge is a tough place to build a roadway. See one of the engineering feats used to build a road through the gorge by moseying over to the Mosier Twin Tunnels. This picturesque pair of tunnels can be crossed on Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, which follows the route of the century old road that... Read more.
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Tagged with · Hood River · Mosier · Oregon State Parks
Distance: 4.8 miles – Elevation change: 320 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 27, 2016
Ecola State Park Hike Ecola Point to Indian Beach Oregon Coast Trail Cannon Beach Oregon
The Oregon coast is a rugged and wild with evergreen topped sea cliffs. Jagged shorelines hide tucked away beaches and dramatic rocks islands. One great place to witness this beautiful scenery is Ecola State Park, preserving 1,024-acres on Tillamook Head, which is just north of Cannon Beach and about 80 miles northwest of Portland. An 8-mile section of Oregon Coast Trail... Read more.
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Tagged with · Beaches · Cannon Beach · Ecola State Park · Ocean Views · Oregon State Parks
Distance: 2.65 miles – Elevation change: 350 feet
By: Published: Last updated: August 23, 2016
Cape Meares Hike Cape Meares Lighthouse Trail Octopus Tree Trail Oregon Coast Oceanside Cape Meares State Park Walk
There's a two-for-one special going on at Cape Meares State Park. Here's the deal – two short hikes for the price of one (which is free). Take one trail to a well preserved more-than-a-century-old lighthouse on the Oregon coast, followed immediately by another short trail to a sprawling spruce worthy of its name, the Octopus Tree. Combine Cape Meares Lighthouse Trail and... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 22, 2016
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: June 22, 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.
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Tagged with · Bend · Caves · Deschutes National Forest · Lava Tubes · Newberry National Volcanic Monument · Sunriver
Distance: 2.2 miles – Elevation change: 150 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 21, 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: June 22, 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.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Marquam Nature Park · Southwest Portland · Tualatin Mountains · West Hills of Portland
Distance: 4.25 miles – Elevation change: 500 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 22, 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: June 22, 2016