Elk Meadows – Meadows, OR

Elk Meadows – Meadows, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 49 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From Portland take I-84 East to the Wood Village, exit (16A). Head south and turn left onto NE Burnside Rd. Heading East, Burnside will merge...

Grassy Knoll, WA

Grassy Knoll, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 75 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Directions: To the PCT: Take I-84 east from Portland for about 40 miles and take exit #44 for Cascade Locks. Take the first right turn, just after...

Loowit Trail, WA

Loowit Trail, WA

Vicinity Location: About 49 miles north of Portland, OR in the Mt. St. Helens National Monument. Directions: From Seattle - take I-5 south about 150 miles and take exit 21 at Woodland, WA. Drive about a .5 mile on the frontage road and turn left at the traffic light...

Tumalo Falls, OR

Tumalo Falls, OR

Vicinity Location: About 117 miles southeast of Portland, OR in the Deschutes National Forest. Directions: This is not Tumalo State Park nor is it Tumalo, OR. From Portland, drive towards Bend, Oregon on the route of your choosing, passing through either Sisters or...

Dalles Riverfront Trail, OR

Dalles Riverfront Trail, OR

Note: The road is gated and the trail closed the seasonally from Riverfront Park east to the Dalles Dam.  The seasonal closure runs from November 1 to Memorial Day Weekend. Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 80 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the...

Johnston Ridge – Coldwater Peak, WA

Johnston Ridge – Coldwater Peak, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 57 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. St. Helens National Monument. Directions: From Portland take I-5 North to exit 49 for Castle Rock. Turn right towards Mt. St. Helens and drive about 52 miles on Highway 504 to...

Hummocks – Boundary Trail, WA

Hummocks – Boundary Trail, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 42 miles north of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. St. Helens National Monument. Directions: From Portland take I-5 North to exit 49 for Castle Rock. Turn right towards Mt. St. Helens and drive about 47 miles on Highway 504. Turn...

White River Ridge, OR

White River Ridge, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 50 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From Portland take I-84 East to the Wood Village, exit (16A). Head south and turn left onto NE Burnside Rd. Heading East, Burnside will merge...

Maxwell Butte, OR

Maxwell Butte, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 80 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Willamette National Forest. Directions: From Portland, take I-5 south for about 46 miles, driving through Salem. Take exit 253 for OR-22 E toward Detroit Lake/Bend and drive 0.3...

Frog Lake Buttes, OR

Frog Lake Buttes, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 53 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From Portland take I-84 East to the Wood Village, exit (16A). Head south and turn left onto NE Burnside Rd. Heading East, Burnside will merge...

Pocket Creek, OR

Pocket Creek, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 48 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From Portland take I-84 East to the Wood Village, exit (16A). Head south and turn left onto NE Burnside Rd. Heading East, Burnside will merge...

Siouxon Peak, WA

Siouxon Peak, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 38 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Directions: From Battle Ground, WA, take Hwy 503 North to Chelatchie Prairie. Turn East (right) at the Chelatchie Prairie General Store and gas...

Trillium – Yellowjacket, OR

Trillium – Yellowjacket, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 48 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From Portland take I-84 East to the Wood Village, exit (16A). Head south and turn left onto NE Burnside Rd. Heading East, Burnside will merge...

Barrett Spur, OR

Barrett Spur, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 46 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From Portland drive east on I-84 to Hood River for about 60 miles and take Exit 62. Turn right at the stop sign onto Hwy 30 East, Cascade Ave for...

Lost Lake, OR

Lost Lake, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 42 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From Portland drive east on I-84 to Hood River for about 60 miles and take Exit 62. Tturn right at the stop sign onto Hwy 30 East, Cascade Ave for...

Oneonta – Franklin Ridge Loop, OR

Oneonta – Franklin Ridge Loop, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 30 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Directions: From Portland take I-84 east for about 30 miles. Follow the signs for Multnomah Falls and take exit 31, which is a left exit,...

Larch Mountain Crater, OR

Larch Mountain Crater, OR

Notice: 9/25/2017 - The Larch Mountain Road has been closed by Multnomah County above the snow gate around MP 10 up to the Larch Mountain day use area and trailhead at MP 14.5. It will reopen about May, 2018. Directions: Drive east on I-84 from Portland and take...

Escure Ranch, WA

Escure Ranch, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is 210 miles southeast of Seattle, WA and northeast of Portland, OR Directions: Note that cell phone reception can be poor to non-existent all around this area. From Sprague, exit 245. Turn onto Highway 23, traveling south for 12.2...

Towell Falls, WA

Towell Falls, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is 210 miles southeast of Seattle, WA and 245 northeast of Portland, OR Directions: Note that cell phone reception can be poor to non-existent all around this area. From Sprague, exit 245. Turn onto Highway 23, traveling south for 12.2...

Garfield Peak, OR

Garfield Peak, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is 96 miles southeast of Eugene, OR in Crater Lake National Park. Directions: Drive on East Rim Road to the main parking area on the rim of Crater Lake and walk a short distance to Crater Lake Lodge. A National Park entry permit is...

Frenchman Coulee, WA

Frenchman Coulee, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 160 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon and 112 miles southeast of Seattle near Vantage, WA. Directions: From Ellensburg, drive east on I-90 to exit 143, Silica Road and The Gorge Amphitheater. At the bottom of the ramp, turn...

Broken Top Loop, OR

Broken Top Loop, OR

Note: The road doesn't open until late May or early June. You have to call Deschutes National Forest in Bend at (541) 383-5300 for the road status. Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 105 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Deschutes...

Timberline Trail, OR

Timberline Trail, OR

Notice: For the latest fire information, please contact the Mt. Hood National Forest Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm Closed 11:30 - 12:30. Telephone: (503) 668-1700 The Timberline Trail has been closed at Eliot Creek due to a large storm in the fall of 2006. The reroute...

Alpine Lakes – Central Loop, WA

Alpine Lakes – Central Loop, WA

Vicinity Location: About 155 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon and 55 miles east of Seattle in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Directions: From Portland drive north for about 235 miles to Cle Elum. From Seattle drive east about 80 miles to Cle Elum. From Cle...

Phelps Creek, WA

Phelps Creek, WA

Vicinity Location: Central Washington Location: The trailhead is 64 miles east of Everett and 150 miles northeast of Portland. Directions from Portland: Avoid all the Seattle area traffic and take I-84 E for about 100 miles then take exit 104 to Hwy 97 N at Biggs...

Ancient Lakes, WA

Ancient Lakes, WA

Vicinity Location: Central Washington Location: The trailhead is 115 miles southeast of Seattle and 170 miles northeast of Portland. Directions: From Ellensburg, WA, follow I-90 E for about 40 miles to exit 149 for WA-281 N. Turn left onto WA-281 N and drive for 5.6...

Spray Park Loop, WA

Spray Park Loop, WA

Vicinity Location: Mt. Rainier National Park Location: The trailhead is 52 miles southeast of Seattle and 104 miles northeast of Portland. Directions: Drive I-5 N for about 130 miles, passing through Olympia. About 20 miles past Olympia, take Exit 127 and merge onto...

Chinook Trail, WA

Chinook Trail, WA

Vicinity Location: About 20 miles northeast of Vancouver, WA in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Directions: Drive North on I-5 from Vancouver and take exit 11 then turn right and take highway 502 5.8 miles to Battle Ground. You can also take I-205 to exit 30B and...

Timberline Trail – Paradise, OR

Timberline Trail – Paradise, OR

Notice: 8/1/2017 - Paradise Park Trail #778 Tree Damage in multiple places with complex log piles and deep snow remaining in some spots. These blow down events can be too large to go around without utilizing a backcountry map and compass navigational skills. Vicinity...

Middle Salmon River Trail, OR

Middle Salmon River Trail, OR

Vicinity Location: About 40 miles southeast of Portland, OR in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From Portland, drive Highway 26 East about 42 miles through the community of Sandy to Welches, OR. Pass the stoplight at Welches and drive about .9 mile. Turn...

Tamanawas Falls, OR

Tamanawas Falls, OR

Vicinity Location: About 54 miles east of Portland, OR in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From the town of Hood River, drive south on Highway 35 towards Mt. Hood. After about 30 miles, look for the sign for the trailhead for Tamanawas Falls. This is the...

Emmons Moraine Trail, WA

Emmons Moraine Trail, WA

Vicinity Location: About 60 miles southeast of Seattle, WA in Mt. Rainier National Park. Directions: From Seattle: Follow I-5 South for 25 miles and take exit 142A to merge onto WA Highway 18 East toward North Bend/Auburn. Drive 4.4 miles and take the Auburn Way/WA...

Yocum Ridge, OR

Yocum Ridge, OR

Notice: 7/3/16 - A severe thunderstorm swelled streams on Mt. Hood and washed out the bridge over the Sandy River. One person on the bridge was swept away and died according to local news sources. This trail is not suitable for inexperienced hikers at this time....

East Zigzag Mountain, OR

East Zigzag Mountain, OR

Vicinity Location: 44 miles east of Portland in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From Portland take I-84 East to the Wood Village, exit (16A). Head south and turn left onto NE Burnside Rd. Heading East, Burnside will merge into Highway 26. Follow Hwy 26 for...

John Muir Trail

John Muir Trail

Notice: 5/23/2016 - Check for trail closures. See http://www.pcta.org/planning/during_trip/trail-closures.php for PCT updates. See https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm for Yosemite NPS updates. Maps of our route - link Here is the journal for our 17...

Table Mountain, WA (From the north)

Table Mountain, WA (From the north)

Vicinity Location:The trailhead is 33 miles northeast of Portland, OR in the Columbia River Gorge. Directions: Download Garmin .gpx file for gps route from Beacon Rock State Park and Highway 14. Text directions are sketchy. From Portland take I-205 North; drive past...

Sisters Loop – Pole Creek Trailhead

Sisters Loop – Pole Creek Trailhead

Notice: 8/22/2017 - The Willamette National Forest will close all trails south of Highway 242 into the Three Sisters Wilderness on the Willamette National Forest, with the exception of Proxy Falls, which remains open.  Also closed is the Obsidian Trailhead...

Ozette Triangle, WA

Ozette Triangle, WA

Unseasonably nice weather allowed this off-season trip to the Olympic Peninsula. The maxims for this trip are time and tide wait for no man and watch where you step. This is one of the best coastal backpacking trips in North America. Vicinity Location: About 205 miles...

Alsea Falls, OR

Alsea Falls, OR

Vicinity Location: Bureau of Land Management Alsea Falls Recreation Area Location: The trailhead is 20 miles southwest of Corvallis, OR near the community Alsea. Directions: From Corvallis, drive west on OR-34 W, Alsea Hwy for about 23 miles to Alsea. From the town of...

Marys Peak Trail, OR

Marys Peak Trail, OR

Vicinity Location: Siuslaw National Forest Location: The trailhead is 24 miles west of Corvallis, OR near the community Philomath. Directions: Take a pleasant drive west from Corvallis on Highway 20 for about 6 miles and turn left onto Highway 34 and drive southwest....

Kamiak Butte Pine Ridge Trail, WA

Kamiak Butte Pine Ridge Trail, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 250 miles east of Seattle and about 280 miles northeast of Portland, OR. Directions: From Portland or Seattle drive to Colfax, WA. From Colfax, drive partway through Palouse and take a left onto State Highway 272 (Palouse...

Sun Notch Trail, OR

Sun Notch Trail, OR

Vicinity Location: Crater Lake National Park Location: The trailhead is 95 miles southeast of Eugene, OR in Crater Lake National Park. Directions: Drive from Park Headquarters generally east on East Rim Drive for 4.4 miles. The trailhead is at a small parking area on...

Wind Mountain, WA

Wind Mountain, WA

This is a good low-elevation hike for the winter months. Inexperienced hikers need to be aware of steep slopes.

Triple Falls, OR

Hike past 3 large waterfalls and a few small waterfalls. Triple Falls is the third one.

Wauna Viewpoint, OR

From here you have nice views of the Columbia River Gorge, Bonneville Dam, and the locks.

Starway, WA

This trail has one of the steepest trail sections around and nice views of mountains and ridges.

Sag Ponds, OR

A quiet hike through the forest and over streams near Portland, OR.

Sweet Creek Falls Trail, OR

This is a wonderful trail for young experienced hikers who know to stay
away from sharp drop-offs. Several small, lovely waterfalls.

Rampart Ridge, WA

Hike a low elevation trail in Mt. Rainier National Park. Nice views along the way.

Opal Creek Trail, OR

This is a great hike for a cloudy, misty day or hike the trail on a hot day if you plan to take a dip in the ice-cold water.

Mt. Hood, OR

Vicinity Location:The trailhead is about 49 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions:From Portland take I-84 East to the Wood Village, exit (16A). Head south and turn left onto NE Burnside Rd. Heading East, Burnside will...

Naches Peak Loop, WA

This trail is a “must do” hike in July for the outstanding wildflowers and great view of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams.

Hamilton Mountain, WA

Hamilton Mountain, WA

Be aware there are tall cliffs just off the trail. Great views of the Gorge from the upper portions of the trail.

Herman Creek, OR

Most of this trail is in the forest with only limited views of the Gorge and surrounding mountains.

Leif Erikson Trail, OR

Directions: In Portland, OR, Take I-5 to I-405. Exit towards St. Helens onto highway US-30 W. Go about 1/3 mile, looking for the NW Vaughn Street exit. Bear Right on NW Vaughn St. Turn Left on NW 24TH AVE - go 0.1 mile. Turn Right on NW Thurman St. and go about 1.5...

Devil’s Backbone, OR

This trail is for advanced hikers because of the cliffs, stream crossings, rough trails, and poison oak.