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.
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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.
Gresham has over a half dozen buttes that are part of the broader Boring Lava Dome complex created from eruptions 100,000 to six million years ago. Most of these buttes are clustered south of downtown and gently drain to the north by the main stem of Johnson Creek. Take a hike through Forest Park East and discover the forested buttes that rise above Gresham.
Spring abounds! Come along with the resident naturalist of Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge for a lesson in the plants and animals to look for during spring along the Springwater.
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.
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.
This 2-acre property is located on NE 54th Street at 63rd Avenue in the East Minnehaha neighborhood. The undeveloped property currently features informal, soft-surface trails and is heavily wooded. A water tower and property owned by the city of Vancouver's public works department is located on the southwest side of the property. The park's name refers to the surrounding housing subdivision.
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.
Lying at the heart of the beautifully manicured Reed College campus, the Reed College Canyon remains an island of untamed nature in the center of an urban area. Essentially untouched from the 1930s to 2000, the canyon has been the force of an ambitious habitat restoration project for the past decade. This work has restored the canyon to its "natural" state while improving opportunities for visitors to appreciate its beauty.