Hiking near Vancouver, Washington

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Pittock Mansion From Lower MacLeay Park
Pittock Mansion From Lower MacLeay Park
Willamette Heights, Oregon, United States (7.5 miles away)
 
Moderate: 3.9 miles, Half day
Follow this trail to Pittock Mansion for a panoramic view of Portland

At over 1,000 feet you will have great views of Portland and will also have a great opportunity for bird watching. Take the time to explore the grounds and make sure to read the links I've included with this guide for more information on the site. The building is overseen by the Bureau of Parks and Recreation and it is open for touring.
Portland Highlights
Portland Highlights
Portland, Oregon, United States (8.0 miles away)
 
Easy: 8.7 miles, Full day
These city hot spots are not to be missed

Many locals say the Portland Saturday Market is the number one attraction, but its limited hours and winter closure mean that some visitors won't get to go. Don't despair. The city has so many other unique things to do that even hitting just a few of these highlights should ensure a great trip.
Aspen Trailhead to Rocking Chair Dam
Aspen Trailhead to Rocking Chair Dam
Portland, Oregon, United States (7.6 miles away)
12.6 mile trail near Portland, Oregon

Aspen Trailhead to Rocking Chair Dam is about 12.6 miles long and located near Portland, Oregon. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a full day
Mt. Tabor City Park
Mt. Tabor City Park
Arleta, Oregon, United States (9.1 miles away)
 
Take a ride or a walk around this beautiful city park which holds 3 different reservoirs for Portland

Although there is no swimming in the reservoirs for obvious reasons this park has plenty of other things to offer the whole family including picnic areas, a dog park, monuments and public art, and even volleyball and tennis areas. I've drawn a quick path that will take you to views of all three reservoirs and to the top of Mt. Tabor but I also encourage...
Washington Park - Complete Tour
Washington Park - Complete Tour
Green Hills, Oregon, United States (9.2 miles away)
Easy: 2.7 miles, Full day
Explore Washington Park and visit the Zoo, Pittock Mansion, Japanese & Rose Gardens, Hoyte Arboretum & Vietnam Memorial

This guide uses the most popular and beautiful trails in Washington Park to connect you with all the major sites and attractions within the area. This is a great walk for the family as it includes a zoo and very cool Japanese Garden area. You will have great views over Portland 1,000 feet below you from Pittock Mansion and from the International Rose...
Crown Zellerbach Trail
Crown Zellerbach Trail
Chapman Landing, Oregon, United States (11.4 miles away)
 
Difficult: 17.0 miles, Full day
This is one of the newest Rails to Trails efforts in Oregon.

You will start your ride at a parking area at Chapman Landing and end on Route 47 north of Pittsburg and Vernonia. The trail follows an old logging road along the Scappoose Vernonia Highway. It is rough in some places and I would only suggest mountain bikers attempt this. This trail has been under construction for the past 5 years or so and the...
Mount Talbert Nature Park
Mount Talbert Nature Park
Clackamas, Oregon, United States (16.0 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.8 miles, 1-3 hours
Take a nice loop hike on this undeveloped Butte in Clackamas County

This short loop to the top of this extinct lava dome in Clackamas County is perfect for the whole family. The trail winds through beautiful forest and is filled with interpretive signs about the environment you are walking through and the flora and fauna you may see along the way.
Molalla River State Park
Molalla River State Park
Canby, Oregon, United States (24 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.6 miles, 1-3 hours
A beautiful park at the confluence of the Pudding, Molalla and Willamette Rivers.

Take a hike along a beautiful meadow and through beautiful woods to the shore of the Molalla River. If you have time enjoy a picnic at the tables near the parking lot and a game of horse shoes!
Cape Horn Loop Trail
Cape Horn Loop Trail
Bridal Veil, Oregon, United States (24 miles away)
Moderate: 8.0 miles, Full day
This is a nice hike along the north shore of the Columbia River with great views

This 8 mile loop trail will bring you to a great viewpoint over the Columbia at about 1,200 feet then drop you down to the very edge of the river along fields of lava rocks and by basalt towers. You'll pass a waterfall on the way to the Cape Horn Road that will bring you back to the parking lot as well.
Wahkeena Falls Loop - Columbia River Gorge
Wahkeena Falls Loop - Columbia River Gorge
Prindle, Washington, United States (26 miles away)
Moderate: 6.2 miles, Half day
This is a beautiful loop in the gorge that brings you to one of the best waterfalls in the area.

This loop hike passes by several beautiful waterfalls. The trail ascends Wahkeena Creek past the springs which feed the waterfall and then continues onto Larch Mountain Trail which brings you to Multnomah Falls. Looking down from the top of the tallest waterfall in Oregon is pretty amazing! The trail then descends down to the Multnomah Lodge and...
Angel's Rest - Columbia Gorge
Angel's Rest - Columbia Gorge
Bridal Veil, Oregon, United States (24 miles away)
Moderate: 4.2 miles, Half day
A great hike past waterfalls to an overook above the Columbia Gorge.

This hike will take you past lower 150 foot Coopey Falls, Upper Coopey Falls which you can walk below, and up many switchbacks to a beautiful view over the Columbia River below. There is also a really cool ridge of lava rock at the top that you can walk along for different views back towards the Angel's Rest Viewpoint. This can be done any season...
L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
Buxton, Oregon, United States (27 miles away)
Easy: 20 miles, Full day
A beautiful park along the Banks-Vernonia State Trail perfect for the whole family.

This park has over 20 miles of trails to explore and from the Hill Top area you will have spectacular views of the coast range. The Banks-Vernonia Trail heads straight through tis park. I have another guide for that as well. This park also offers year round camping for the whole family with multiple cabins on site. Check the links for more detailed...
Hagg Lake Mountain Biking Loop
Hagg Lake Mountain Biking Loop
Cherry Grove, Oregon, United States (29 miles away)
 
Moderate: 15.6 miles, Half day
One of the best mountain biking areas in the Portland Metro area.

This trail offers varied terrain from steep hill climbs to quick sections of road biking to some technical terrain. This trail was opened to bikers around 2004 and quickly became one of the more popular loop trails for mountain bikers in the Portland Area. You'll have views of Mt. Hood from several places and you can even take a swim in the lake...
Milo McIver State Park Bat Trail
Milo McIver State Park Bat Trail
Estacada, Oregon, United States (28 miles away)
Easy: 5.0 miles, Half day
This guide will take you on a great hiking trail, a bat loop trail, and even a horse trail along the Clackamas River

This park has a series of trails that run throughout it but for this guide I wanted to give a taste of three very different ones. The first is a bat loop trail that will bring you past several bat houses to a barn full of a rare species of bat in Oregon. The next will take you on a beautiful hiking trail along a ridge of land above the Clackamas River....
Mt. St. Helens Worm Flows ski descent
Mt. St. Helens Worm Flows ski descent
Cougar, Washington, United States (40 miles away)
Moderate: 15.0 miles, Full day
Via Monitor Ridge with optional Worm Flows ski descent

You begin your hike at the Marble Mountain Snow Park. In the attached gps track the road wasn't plowed all the way to the park so we started skinning on the forest road a couple miles before the actual parking area. This is a terrific ski descent in which you can keep your skis and skins on all the way to the rim of the blown out volcano. Then click...
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Aspen Trailhead to Rocking Chair Dam
by dalylab on Oct 20, 2009
Portland, Oregon, United States
Hiking | 12.6 miles (7.6 miles away)
In researching a route through Forest Park I saw a picture from a trail on this site of a sign that read "Rocking Chair Dam 6.0" miles. I looked up information for Rocking Chair Dam and it took awhile but I finally found a brief reference to it in Afoot & Afield Portland and Vancouver.Intrigued - I set out to find the dam. While the route I took places a loop at...
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Wildwood Trail at Hoyt Arboretum
by Pfadfinder on Oct 31, 2010
Portland, Oregon, United States
Hiking | 9.5 miles (8.3 miles away)
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Wahkeena Falls Loop
by dalylab on Mar 10, 2010
Prindle, Washington, United States
Hiking | 4.9 miles (26 miles away)
This is an outstanding hike and highly recommended for those who love water, waterfalls and views! Especially good for that one trail you'd like to share with out of town guests - but caution, the elevation gain is quite significant.My preferred route is starting at Multnomah Falls Lodge, walk west along the road briefly to the well marked "Return Trail" trailhead. Take this to Wahkeena Falls Trail, connecting to Larch Mountain Trail...
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Blach Creek runs alongside the trail for the first ~1 mile Photo
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Forest Park - Pittock Mansion From Lower MacLeay Park (Portland, OR)
by latitude11 on Oct 29, 2012
Portland, Oregon, United States
Hiking | 2.5 miles (7.6 miles away)
It only took a few steps into Forest Park for me to fall completely and utterly in love with it. I lucked out and got a briefly sunny day in Portland in late October and immediately set out for this trail. Some highlights:I took a bus from where I was staying to the Lower MacLeay Park Trailhead. Finding this trailhead was very easy and the bus dropped me relatively closeby. There's parking and...
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Multnomah Loop Columbia Gorge
by ant on
Prindle, Washington, United States
Hiking | 8.2 miles (27 miles away)
Multnomah falls and Wahkeena falls loop, Columbia River Gorge