The Tillamook State Forest is a great place to enjoy outdoor fun, with recreation opportunities ranging from rustic campgrounds to trail networks for just about every kind of enthusiast to a world-class visitor center.
Whipple Creek a beautiful little-known park that is rich in hidden historic features and natural wonders. The park has three distinct habitats: about 100 acres of open pasture, about 150 acres of shrub with some trees, and about 125 acres of dense second growth forest.
This park includes a playground, paved paths, picnic tables, and a BMX pump-track built in 2010.
The park features numerous picnic areas, two boat launching facilities, a fully stocked lake for fishing, and more than 15 miles of hiking and or biking trails.
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.
Powell Butte, an extinct cinder cone volcano, rises near the headwaters of Johnson Creek. The 608 acre park connects to the 40-Mile Loop and features over nine miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
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.
This large regional park is located at the confluence of the East Fork of the Lewis River and Big Tree Creek, and boasts two gorgeous waterfalls and an arch bridge more than three stories high.
Just 31 miles west of Portland, the park offers camping, picnicking and hiking. Explore more than 20 miles of trails.
The park contains a 6-mile network of scenic hiking trails, which also connects to the Lacamas Heritage Trail along the south shore of Lacamas Lake.