White River Trail #538, OR

White River Trail #538, 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...

Lake Ann Trail, WA

Lake Ann Trail, WA

Vicinity Location:About 240 miles north of Portland, OR and about 135 miles northeast of Seattle in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Directions: From Portland: Drive about 300 miles and 5.5 to 6.5 hours through Seattle.From Seattle: Drive on I-5 for about 240...

Chain of Lakes Trail, WA

Chain of Lakes Trail, WA

Vicinity Location:About 240 miles north of Portland, OR and about 135 miles northeast of Seattle in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Directions: From Portland: Drive about 300 miles and 5.5 to 6.5 hours through Seattle.From Seattle: Drive on I-5 for about 240...

Yellow Aster Butte Trail, WA

Yellow Aster Butte Trail, WA

Vicinity Location:About 240 miles north of Portland, OR and about 135 miles northeast of Seattle in the Mt. Baker Wilderness. Directions:From Portland: Drive about 300 miles and 5.5 to 6.5 hours through Seattle.From Seattle: Drive on I-5 for about 240 miles and take...

Marmot Pass Loop, WA

Marmot Pass Loop, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 165 miles north of Portland, Oregon in the Olympic National Forest. Directions:From Portland drive north on I-5 about 100 miles and take exit 104 to Hwy 101 North for 85.7 miles and make a sharp left on Penny Creek Rd which is...

Trout Creek – Deschutes River, OR

Trout Creek – Deschutes River, OR

Vicinity Location:About 90 miles southeast of Portland, OR in the Deschutes National Forest.Directions:From Portland drive east on Highway 26. Pass by Government Camp and in about 2 miles stay left at the junction with Highway 35 and continue on Highway 26 towards...

North Head Trail, WA

North Head Trail, WA

Vicinity Location:About 100 miles northwest of Portland, OR in Cape Disappointment State Park. Directions:From Portland: drive I-5 north for about 43 miles and take exit 36 toward WA-432 W. Drive 4 miles and turn left onto Oregon Way/Hwy 433 and head towards Oregon...

Dune Forest Loop Trail, WA

Dune Forest Loop Trail, WA

Vicinity Location:About 85 miles northwest of Portland, OR in Leadbetter Point State Park Park. Directions:From Portland: drive I-5 north for about 43 miles and take exit 36 toward WA-432 W. Drive 4 miles and turn left onto Oregon Way/Hwy 433 and head towards Oregon...

Elkhorn Crest Trail, OR

Elkhorn Crest Trail, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 220 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and North Fork John Day Wilderness. Directions:From Portland Follow I-84 E to for about 280 miles and take exit 285 from I-84 E in North Powder. Take...

Pacific Crest Trail Section J – WA

Pacific Crest Trail Section J – WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 207 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Directions:Set up a car shuttle between the Stevens Pass and Snoqualmie Pass trailheads. Parking at the...

Appaloosa Trail, WA

Appaloosa Trail, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 26 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in Clark County. Directions:From Portland: The drive takes about 90 minutes from downtown Portland. Take I-205 North into Washington and drive about 4 miles and take Exit 30. The...

Sword Fern Way, WA

Sword Fern Way, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 26 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in Clark County. Directions:From Portland, OR drive towards Battle Ground to NE Berry Rd. to the intersection of NE Berry Rd. and NE Kaskillah Drive. Just before you get to that...

Ice Lake – Matterhorn, OR

Ice Lake – Matterhorn, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 265 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Directions: From Portland, drive I-84 east from Portland for about 260 miles and take Exit 261 for Highway 82, La Grande and Elgin. After exiting, turn right for...

Lostine-Minam River Loop, OR

Lostine-Minam River Loop, OR

I'll get the mileage and elevation updated with our GPS tracks but this is pretty close for now. Date Start Stop/Camp  Trail Distance (mi) Side Trip/s Distance (mi) Total Day (mi) 7/21 Sean's house Joseph, OR N/A 322.4     322.4 7/22 Joseph, OR Two Pan TH N/A 22.0    ...

Indian Creek Trail, OR

Indian Creek Trail, OR

Vicinity Location:About 58 miles east of Portland, OR in the Columbia River Gorge. Directions: From Portland: Drive I-84 E for 60 miles to exit 63 from I-84 E. Turn right at the stoplight onto 2nd Street. Follow 2nd Street for 0.2 mile and turn right onto State Street...

White River Falls, OR

White River Falls, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 77 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in White River Falls State Park. Directions:From Portland drive I-84 E to for about 84 miles US-197 S/US-30 W in The Dalles. Take and take exit 87.Take Hwy...

Cone Peak – Iron Mountain, OR

Cone Peak – Iron Mountain, OR

Directions: From Portland drive south on Interstate 5 to Albany, then take Highway 20 east through Lebanon and Sweet Home. Continue on Highway 20 for about 35 miles. The Tombstone Pass is on the right. A Northwest Forest permit is required to park here in summer...

Watson Falls, OR

Watson Falls, OR

Vicinity Location:About 156 miles south of Portland, OR in the Umpqua National Forest.Directions: From Roseburg, OR, take OR-138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard. Continue on Highway 138 to milepost 61.3. Turn south off Highway 138 onto Forest Road 37 (Fish...

Gumjuwac Trail – Badger Lake, OR

Gumjuwac Trail – Badger Lake, OR

Vicinity Location:About 55 miles east of Portland, OR in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions:From Portland, take I-84 east for about 55 miles and take exit 64 in Hood River for Hwy 35. Drive to the traffic signal and turn right onto Button Bridge Road/Hwy...

Deschutes River Canyon, OR

Deschutes River Canyon, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 87 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Lower Deschutes BLM lands. Directions:From Portland to Macks Canyon take I-84 East to the Wood Village, exit (16A). Head south and turn left onto NE Burnside Rd. Heading East,...

Little Zigzag Falls, OR

Little Zigzag Falls, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 45 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...

Silver Shadow Trail, WA

Silver Shadow Trail, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 26 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in the Yacolt Burn State Forest. Directions: From Portland 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...

Big Tree Creek, WA

Big Tree Creek, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 26 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in Clark County. Directions:From Portland, OR, take I-205 north to exit 30b to Battle Ground. Move over to the middle lane and proceed north on SR503 for about 10 miles to Battle Ground....

Fret Creek Trail, OR

Fret Creek Trail, OR

Vicinity Location:About 54 miles east of Portland, OR in the Mt. Hood National Forest.Note: This trailhead is inaccessible in the winter because Forest Road 44 is not plowed to this area. Directions:Drive south on Highway 35 towards Mt. Hood for 25.4 miles. Turn left...

Oak Ridge Trail/Bald Mtn, OR

Oak Ridge Trail/Bald Mtn, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 54 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions:From Portland take I-84 E for about 55 miles. Take Exit 64 for the Mount Hood Hwy, OR-35 towards White Salmon/Govt. Camp and at the bottom of the...

White River Trail, OR

White River Trail, 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...

Cinnamon-Toutle Loop, WA

Cinnamon-Toutle Loop, WA

Notice: 6/1/2023 - Portions of the #204 Cinnamon Trail, #238 Toutle Trail, #242A Kalama Falls Trail, which depart from the horse camp trailhead, remain closed. To view the map of the remaining closure area, click here.Vicinity Location: The trailhead is...

Phelps Creek – Spider Gap – Buck Creek,  WA

Phelps Creek – Spider Gap – Buck Creek, WA

Vicinity Location: Central Washington in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest 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...

Narada Falls, WA

Narada Falls, WA

Vicinity Location:About 97 miles northeast of Portland, OR. and 65 miles southeast of Seattle in Mt. Rainier National Park.   Directions:From Seattle, take I-5 South to Hwy 512 East and go towards Puyallup (Exit 127). Follow Hwy 512 East for about 2 miles....

Sawtooth Mountain, WA

Sawtooth Mountain, WA

Vicinity Location:The trailhead is about 58 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Directions:From Portland, Oregon, there are two ways to drive to the trailhead. If you have an extra 30 minutes then make your trip a loop drive....

Battle Ax Mountain, OR

Battle Ax Mountain, OR

Notice: 9/1/2023 - Although open, this trailhead is in an area impacted by the Beachie Creek and & Lionshead Fires. Before visiting areas affected by wildfire, make sure to review the 4 Steps for Safety for recreating in burned areas. Vicinity Location:The...

Sisters – Camp Lake, OR

Sisters – Camp Lake, OR

Vicinity Location:The Pole Creek Trailhead is about 83 miles Southeast of Salem OR, and about 102 miles Southeast of Portland, OR, in the Deschutes National Forest. Directions:Pole Creek Trailhead: From Sisters, Oregon, drive to the Southwest side of town and find...

Bald Mountain, OR

Bald Mountain, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 40 miles east 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 into...

Sleeping Beauty, WA

Sleeping Beauty, WA

Vicinity: 63 miles northeast of Portland in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Directions:From Portland take I-84 east to Hood River. Take Exit 64 for Highway 35, White Salmon, and Government Camp. At the traffic light turn left on Button Bridge Road for Bingen and...

Clackamas River Trail, OR

Clackamas River Trail, OR

Notice: 12/28/2021 - This trail is closed due to forest fires. Vicinity Location:The trailhead is about 50 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From Portland via Estacada: From Portland take I-84 east to I-205 south. Drive...

Powell Butte, OR

Powell Butte, OR

Vicinity: About 10 miles southeast of Portland. Directions:From Portland, take I-84 east to I-205 south. Take exit 19 for Division Street and turn left at the traffic light (you can’t turn left on Powell). Take SE Division to SE 136th Ave and turn right.  Turn...

Fivemile Butte Lookout, OR

Fivemile Butte Lookout, OR

Vicinity: 80 miles east of Portland in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Take I-84 from Portland for about 80 miles to the Dalles. Take exit 87 for Hwy 197 towards Dufur. Drive about 12.4 miles to Dufur and turn right onto Heinrich St. Drive about 0.6 mile and turn left...

Cook Hill, WA

Cook Hill, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is 51 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Directions:From Portland, Oregon, there are two ways to drive to the trailhead. If you have an extra 30 minutes then make your trip a loop drive. For the loop...

Duncan Creek, WA

Duncan Creek, WA

Vicinity Location:About 30 miles northeast of Portland, OR in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Directions:From Portland take I-84 East and merge onto I-205 North towards Portland Airport/Vancouver. Drive past the Portland Airport Exit and cross the Columbia River....

Cottonwood Canyon – Hard Stone, OR

Cottonwood Canyon – Hard Stone, OR

Vicinity Location:The trailhead is about 107 miles east of Portland, Oregon. Directions:From Portland, take I-84 E to exit 97. Take OR-206 E and drive for about 30 miles to Cottonwood Canyon State Park. Turn right just before the John Day River and drive down to the...

Cottonwood Canyon – Pinnacles, OR

Cottonwood Canyon – Pinnacles, OR

Note: The Pinnacles trail is closed at the 3 mile point from February 1st to August 31st to protect Golden Eagle nesting. The trail could open early if the nesting fails or the hatchlings fledge early. Golden Eagles fall under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act...

Hunchback Mountain, OR

Hunchback Mountain, OR

Vicinity Location:The trailhead is about 38 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...

Soda Peaks Lake, WA

Soda Peaks Lake, WA

Vicinity Location:The trailhead is about 42 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Directions:From Portland, Oregon, there are two ways to drive to the trailhead. If you have an extra 30 minutes then make your trip a loop drive....

High Prairie, OR

High Prairie, OR

Note: The trailhead becomes snowbound because the road is not plowed. Vicinity Location:The trailhead is about 57 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions:From Portland, take I-84 east for about 55 miles and take exit 64 in Hood River...

Goat Rocks – White Pass Route, WA

Goat Rocks – White Pass Route, WA

Jeremiah, Sean and I backpacked for 5 days before and during the Labor Day holiday. I'll update this review soon. ItineraryMileageCamp ElevationAscentDescentNotesDay 1 - Potato Hill - Coleman Weedpatch -Finished at 5:15 pm12.01,6001,285Parked at the PCT. Trailhead...

Bridal Veil Falls, OR

Bridal Veil Falls, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 30 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Directions: From Portland, take I-84 east to the Historic Highway cutoff, Bridal Veil exit # 28. From the freeway, drive 0.5 miles and take...

Bachelor Mountain, OR

Bachelor Mountain, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 70 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Willamette National Forest. Directions:From Portland:Drive to Marion Forks and turn right on to FR1168 for 2.3 miles. The turnoff is just before the sign for Coffin Mountain Trail...

Coffin Mountain, OR

Coffin Mountain, OR

Vicinity Location:The trailhead is about 70 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Willamette National Forest. Directions: From Portland, drive about 45 miles on I-5 south to Salem. Take exit 253 for OR-22 East towards Detroit Lake/Bend. Drive about 69 miles on...

Owl Point, OR

Owl Point, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 46 miles east 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 into...

Cowiche Canyon, WA

Cowiche Canyon, WA

Vicinity Location:  The trailhead is about 130 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. Driving Directions: From Portland drive east on I-84 and drive about 100 miles east. Take exit 104 for Hwy 97 and drive about 93 miles to Yakima, WA. Hwy 97 will turn into I-82 N....

Horsetail Falls to Larch Mountain

Horsetail Falls to Larch Mountain

Review: 6/18/2004 On a beautiful sunny day I drove to the Horsetail Falls trailhead in the Columbia River Gorge. It is in the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area so you don’t need a Forest Pass to park. The easiest way to get to the trailhead is go East from Portland to...

Weldon Wagon Trail, WA

Weldon Wagon Trail, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 62 miles east of Portland, Oregon. Directions:From Portland, OR, take I-84 east to exit 64 at Hood River. Pay the $2.00 toll, cross the Columbia River, and turn left onto WA-14 West towards Stevenson and Vancouver and...

Salmon-Morgan Creeks, WA

Salmon-Morgan Creeks, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 17.5 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. Directions: From Portland take I-205 north past Vancouver, WA.Drive on I-205 North and take exit 32 towards Battle Ground, keeping to the right. In 0.3 mile turn right onto NE...

Paradise Point State Park, WA

Paradise Point State Park, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 25 miles north of Portland, Oregon. Directions: From Portland take I-5 north past Vancouver, WA.Continue on I-5 N to exit 16. Ilani casino is at this exit and there is a sign for Paradise Point State Park. Exit the...

Bonney Butte Snowshoe, OR

Bonney Butte Snowshoe, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 52 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...

Panorama Point Snowshoe, WA

Panorama Point Snowshoe, WA

NOTE: Road restrictions and closures can occur during the winter. The highway from Longmire to Paradise may not open until 9:30 a.m. or later. Inquire about the road opening time before you go. Call 360-569-2211 and press 1, 1, 2 at each prompt. You can usually see...

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...

Deschutes River Trail, OR

Deschutes River Trail, OR

Vicinity Location: About 86 miles east of Portland, OR in the Columbia River Gorge. Directions: From Portland take I-84 east to exit 97. At the stop sign turn right and then after about 50 feet turn left. Drive to 2.8 miles crossing the Deschutes River and make a...

Trapper Creek Loop, WA

Trapper Creek Loop, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 42 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Directions: From Portland, Oregon, there are two ways to drive to the trailhead. If you have an extra 30 minutes then make your trip a loop drive....

Basin Lakes – Red Mountain, WA

Basin Lakes – Red Mountain, WA

Vicinity Location: About 50 miles northeast of Portland, OR. in the Indian Heaven Wilderness west of Mt. Adams and north of the Columbia River. Directions: From Portland follow I-84 East to Cascade Locks. About 40 miles from Portland, take exit 44 toward Cascade...

Panther Creek Falls, WA

Panther Creek Falls, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 47 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Directions: From Portland, Oregon, there are two ways to drive to the trailhead. If you have an extra 30 minutes then make your trip a loop drive....

Timberline Trail Clockwise, OR

Timberline Trail Clockwise, OR

Notice: 5/14/2023 - Hiking between the Yocum Ridge Trail and the Muddy Fork has hundreds of trees down and sections of tread missing because of the September 2020 windstorm. It will probably take another year to repair the damages. Check the USFS for Timberline trail...

White River – Boy Scout Ridge, OR

White River – Boy Scout 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...

Indian Heaven, WA

Indian Heaven, WA

Vicinity Location: About 56 miles northeast of Portland, OR. in the Indian Heaven Wilderness west of Mt. Adams and north of the Columbia River. Directions: There are other ways to get to the trailhead but I like this route because it is paved almost all of the way....

Fort to Sea, OR

Fort to Sea, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is 72 miles northwest of Portland, OR Directions: To Ft. Clatsop: From Portland: Take Highway 26 West to Seaside. Go north on Highway 101 through Seaside. Turn right at the stop light on SE Ensign Lane. Continue to drive about one...

Blue Lake – Loowit, WA

Blue Lake – Loowit, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 49 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. St. Helens National Monument. Directions: From Seattle take I-5 south and exit I-5 at exit 21 to State Route 503 at Woodland, WA. Drive 26.5 miles, passing through through...

Silver Star South Snowshoe, WA

Silver Star South Snowshoe, WA

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 24 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon in on Washington DNR land. Directions: From Portland take I-84 east for about 5 miles. Take exit 8 for Interstate 205 N towards Seattle/Portland Airport and drive about 5 miles, crossing...

Rho Ridge Trail, OR

Rho Ridge Trail, OR

Notice: 8/15/2021 - FR46 is closed at both ends due to the Riverside fire in 2020. Currently the only way to this trailhead is by using FR42 to connect to FR46. Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 57 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National...

Cooper Spur Snowshoe, OR

Cooper Spur Snowshoe, OR

Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 53 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Directions: From Portland take I-84 E for about 55 miles. Take Exit 64 for the Mount Hood Hwy, OR-35 towards White Salmon/Govt. Camp and at the bottom of the...

Elk Meadows Snowshoe, OR

Elk Meadows Snowshoe, OR

Vicinity Location:About 50 miles east of Portland in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Note: The switchbacks up to Elk Meadows cross an avalanche slope. The avalanche slope is several acres in size and should not be crossed in periods of high avalanche danger. Use...

Continental Divide Trail – Glacier National Park, MT

Continental Divide Trail – Glacier National Park, MT

Vicinity Location: About 675 miles northeast of Portland, OR in Glacier National Park. Directions: From Seattle, WA or Portland, OR – Take the Amtrak Empire Builder or drive to East Glacier Montana. National Park permit need to park or enter the park. No dogs are...

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

Notice: 06/26/2023: The June Lake Trailhead is now open for the season. If you are planning to do an overnight trip on the Loowit Trail, please do not park in this parking lot as it can only accommodate a few vehicles. Instead park in the overflow lot at Marble...

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 Columbia...

Johnston Ridge – Coldwater Peak, WA

Johnston Ridge – Coldwater Peak, WA

Notice: 6/1/2023 - This trail is closed due to a landslide and road washout on SR504 - Spirit Lake Memorial Highway remains closed to all travelers at milepost 43 near the Science and Learning Center. Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 57 miles northeast of...

Hummocks – Boundary Trail, WA

Hummocks – Boundary Trail, WA

Notice: 6/17/2023 - This trail is now open. SR504 - Spirit Lake Memorial Highway remains closed to all travelers at milepost 43 near the Science and Learning Center. Vicinity Location: The trailhead is about 42 miles north of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. St. Helens...

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

Notice: 7/5/2023 - This trail is once again closed due to a previous forest fire. Notice: 8/14/2021 - Because of the Big Hollow fire the traditional trailhead is closed. The Siouxon Creek trailhead is now 2 miles west and adds 4 miles to this hike. Much of this trail...

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...

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, off I-84...

Larch Mountain Crater, OR

Larch Mountain Crater, OR

The road usually closes in late October above the snow gate around MP 10 up to the Larch Mountain day use area and trailhead at MP 14.5. It usually reopens about May. Directions: Drive east on I-84 from Portland and take exit 22, At the stop sign, turn right and drive...

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 Counter Clockwise, OR

Timberline Trail Counter Clockwise, OR

Notice: 5/14/2023 - Hiking between the Yocum Ridge Trail and the Muddy Fork has hundreds of trees down and sections of tread missing because of the September 2020 windstorm. It will probably take another year to repair the damages. Check the USFS for Timberline trail...

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 in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest 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...

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 Yacolt Burn State Forest and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Directions: From Portland drive North on I-5 from Vancouver and take exit 11 then turn right and take highway 502 5.8 miles to Battle...

Timberline Trail – Paradise, OR

Timberline Trail – Paradise, OR

Notice: 10/6/2020 - Many blowdowns in the second mile from Hidden Lake junction to Zigzag Canyon overlook. 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...

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 Portland, take I-84 east for about 55 miles and take exit 64 in Hood River for Hwy 35. Drive to the traffic signal and turn right onto Button Bridge Road/Hwy 35....

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: 6/25/19 - A severe thunderstorm in August 2014 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...

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...

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...

Sisters Loop – Pole Creek Trailhead

Sisters Loop – Pole Creek Trailhead

Vicinity Location: The Pole Creek Trailhead is about 83 miles Southeast of Salem OR, and about 102 miles Southeast of Portland, OR, in the Deschutes National Forest. Directions: Pole Creek Trailhead: From Sisters, Oregon, drive to the Southwest side of town and find...

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...

Triple Falls, OR

Triple Falls, OR

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

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.

Sag Ponds, OR

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

Starway, WA

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

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.

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.