Oneonta Falls (sometimes called Lower Oneonta Falls), is a short .6 mile hike that requires overcoming a few obstacles to reach it. It’s not far from Portland either.
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall - through all four seasons, this park's got it all! There's no wrong time to explore Marshall Park in SW Portland. So what are you waiting for? Go play!
Starting across the Columbia River from the Bridal Veil area, the lofty cliffs of Cape Horn are seen guarding the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. The full trail loop is 7 miles with 1,200 feet of elevation gain.
Stub Steward State Park, off Hwy 26 near Vernonia in the Coast Range, is well known by bicyclists and horse riders. It is less well known that it also is one of the areas closest to Portland (31 miles) to feature the truly dark skies required for good star gazing.
Stop to quite literally enjoy the fruits of summer in the Pacific Northwest. The Intertwine and delicious berries are all around you!
Take the Depave plunge! You haven't lived until you've depaved a parking lot with your own two hands. Find out about this cool group of volunteers with this Recess on The Intertwine.
Located on the Columbia River, near the town of Washougal, Washington, the 1,049-acre Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge consists of historic riverine floodplain habitat, semi-permanent wetlands, cottonwood-dominated riparian corridors, pastures, and remnant stands of Oregon white oak.
Spring is the perfect time to visit Tryon Creek State Natural Area, when the forest comes alive with white trillium blooms (usually mid-March to mid-April). The beautiful triangular-shaped flower is synonymous with spring at the park and is celebrated at the annual Trillium Festival at the end of March.
Surrounding the confluence of two streams, Cedar Mill Creek and Beaverton Creek, is the Tualatin Hills Nature Park, a remarkably diverse 222-acre wildlife preserve with wetlands, forests, and streams that are habitat for all sorts of insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
Located only minutes from downtown Portland, Tryon Creek State Natural Area is Oregon's only state park within a major metropolitan area and features weekly guided hikes, wildlife classes and seasonal highlights.