wild flowers




nature trips

dogs on leash



trail running


kid friendly

mountain biking




cross country skiing

rock climbing


dog friendly

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.

17 hours ago

Great for a quick workout if you just need some time in nature and live in Portland. There was no one else on the trail which was nice and I was able to let me dog run off leash. GPS took me to the wrong place. Not sure how long the hike was, I turned around at mile 1.5 (did a total of 3 miles). The views are just "ok". I dont use trekking poles, but I would have for this hike to help with the descent. The best part of this hike is that it is close to Portland and no ones is usually around. Stop by Skyway after for lunch :)

I hiked from horsetail falls to Triple falls, it is rated as hard and I'm not sure why, I would call it moderate. The trail is very rocky but the elevation gain isn't too bad. great hike in a rainy day, had it all to ourselves.

on Top Spur Trail

2 days ago

great hike for quick get away

Great October hike!

3 days ago

I've been here 3 times to date. Great spot for hanging out by the river when it gets hot. Lots of nice scenery and swimming opportunities. Many different species of dragonfly hang out here in the summer. There are also several camp sites.
Side note:
I'm not sure why anyone would tag this as wheelchair friendly as the last time I went there where several downed trees over the trail. The shoreline down by the river is quite rocky and I imagine would be frustrating to handle in a wheelchair.

One of my new favorite trails! Definitely do the loop- the outer most trail (not closest to the river) is amazing!!!!!! The falls itself is spectacular as well. I could spend all day in that forest. There is no bridge to cross the river, but there are a few logs that you can use. I also had 9 miles- the distance may be off on this app- but it was a fairly easy 9 miles. Also the road just before the parking lot has quite a few big potholes.

Uphill the whole way but it's with it!! I went counter clockwise and had to stop quite a few times. The falls and the surrounding forest are beautiful !

4 days ago

I enjoyed this hike. Less crowded than the lower falls hikes in the area. Great view of the gorge and river from Angel's rest.

Awesome trail, one of my favorites. Pretty enlightening experience. Moderate to difficult in some areas.

Totally worth the grind.

Hiked/ran up in an hour, down in half an hour

Sunday funday With my good friend A.M.

Weather changes fast!

Sick view and terrain from the top.

trail running
8 days ago

1.5hr up .5 hour down
Couldn't ask for more.

Ran it hungover with my good friend A.M.


Misty mountain hop.

Fresh air.

Sustained climb, great trail.

bad ass hiked tons of waterfalls and tons to look at and take pictures of punch bowl falls and Tunnel Falls Along the way defiantly a favorite hike of mine now hiked to twisted falls for a total of 15 miles 4hr 45 min total

11 days ago

Nice uphill hike with a lovely lookout option (must do!). Highway noise from below subsides about 1/2 way up.