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.
One of the most complete sections of the Westside trail in the region, part of a north south corridor.
The trail from this park leads north to connect with the Rock Creek Trail.
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 nature park is a treasure of Hillsboro - providing unspoiled recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Paved and soft-surface paths lead through open and wooded natural areas with viewpoints, boardwalks and bridges over Rock Creek.
Benches are provided throughout the park along the paved pathway. There is also a picnic shelter.
Situated along the scenic Clackamas River, McIver State Park is only 45 minutes from Portland. Within this little-known gem, you can spend a day or a week exploring the river, forest and fields.
Mt Tabor is a very popular destination and features expansive views of downtown Portland, picnic areas, a dog off-leash area, natural surface and paved paths, a playground, a performance stage, and tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.
Mary S. Young State Park offers something for everyone. The open fields provide space for soccer games and a dog off-leash area. Picnic facilites throughout the park allow for large gatherings. The diverse nature of the park creates a rich natural environment that is home to songbirds, osprey, deer, and coyote.
The Horse Tail trail leads through a variety of habitats, making it a botanically rich site to visit. As you walk deeper into the forest on the more than five miles of trails, it's easy to forget you're in a city.
This site is an access point to the Springwater Trail. It includes a parking lot, restroom, and small meeting room decorated as a small rail museum.
At the core of downtown Gresham, this park is the oldest and most established in the city. It is a good base to begin explorations of other parks, trails, and open spaces in Gresham.
For hikers and bikers doing a stint on the Springwater Trail, this attractive park is a nice place to take a rest or pick up refreshments in historic downtown Gresham.