Thousands of visitors along the Historic Columbia River Highway visit this beautiful spot, with its roaring waterfall cascading down steep cliffs into Youngs Creek and out to the Columbia River far below.
Sellwood Riverfront Park is at the southern edge of Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and provides access to the Springwater Trail. The park provides water access for swimming (but no beach) and fishing, a boat dock and canoe launch, a dog off-leash area, natural surface and paved paths, and picnic tables.
The Sandy River Park is an undeveloped passive use park that abuts Cedar Creek and the Sandy River. Hike to the Sandy River on a 1-mile stretch of old logging road/trail. In the fall salmon can be seen swimming up Cedar Creek to spawn.
Within quick driving distance of Troutdale, Gresham and Portland, this is a dog walker's paradise. Great views, an extensive trail system, a huge dog off-leash area, a bird blind and easy mountain biking make this site a quick retreat from the city.
Ross Island is part of the Holgate Channel and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge complex. The complex makes up a significant regional fish and wildlife habitat and is one of the most scenic reaches of the lower Willamette River. It has been designated an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society of Portland because of it use by both migratory and resident birds. There is a bald eagle nest on the City’s parcel and a small Great Blue Heron rookery on the island’s northern tip, property owned by the Port of Portland.
This large park features a playground, a picnic shelter, basketball courts, informal sports fields/open lawn areas, a 2.1 mile walking trail, an 8-acre dog off-leash area, a 10,000 square foot skate park, and a Naturally Beautiful Backyards demonstration garden.
Located within the wild and scenic Sandy River Gorge, Oxbow Regional Park offers rare access to many of the region’s natural wonders while providing a variety of unique recreational opportunities. The river draws swimmers, rafters, kayakers and drift boats carrying anglers.
The Old Apple Tree was planted in 1826 on Fort Vancouver and is thought to be the oldest apple tree in the Northwest. It is also considered the matriarch of Washington State's apple industry. Vancouver's Old Apple Tree is 176 years old and it's ready for another celebration of life.
This as yet undeveloped park occupies nearly 85 acres of upland and wetland forest and meadow on the floodplain of Mt. Scott Creek, and upland forest on the slope north of the creek. This is one of the few remaining areas in developing north Clackamas County where mature Oregon white oaks are common. A community of Oregon white oak and Oregon ash with an understory of camas can be found near the railroad tracks that form the southern boundary of the park. There is a large central meadow which is ringed by forest and provides a marvelous natural vista.
Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon, and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson. Visitors enjoy fishing, camping, boating and hiking in the summer, hunting in the fall, and skiing and other snow sports in the winter.