With something for every lover of the outdoors, just an hour from the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains, Portland’s picturesque scenery makes the perfect place to experience nature in it’s finest. Hike through Portland’s endless Forest Park, reel in wild salmon where the Willamette River runs beautifully beneath downtown bridges or surf the coast, you name it, Portland has it all.
Here are some of Portland’s most popular outdoor activities. Happy camping!
Bike Sauvie Island.
A sensational passage of Spring, Sauvie Island is a flat 12-mile ride through farmer’s fields and wildlife preserves. A perfect place to get back in the saddle after a wet winter or bring friends and family who aren’t perhaps the keenest of riders.This ride is a loop, but there are several places you can add on with out-and-back side trips.
Ski and Snowboard Mt. Hood
Stretching skylines above the surrounding hills east of the city, just an hour by car or bus will lead you to one of the giant volcanoes several alpine ski resorts.
Timberline Lodge is a cozy place situated on the mountain, also the only place where you can still ride lifts to ski and snowboard in the warmth of summer!
Portland offers a wide choice of kayak trips, classes, and rentals. It’s calming lakes and rivers make for a memorable trip to share with loved ones. Just inches from the Willamette, Alder Creek Kayak, Canoe, Raft & SUP, provide rentals as well as guided trips on local rivers.
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Hike Forest Park
One of the largest urban forests in the Unites States, Including a 30-mile route, 5,200 acres of wooded forest with trails for hiking, biking & bird-watching, Forest Park, Portland stretches for more than seven miles along the eastern slope of the Tualatin Mountains. Explore and experience an untouched nature reserve without leaving the Portland city limits.
Raft the White Salmon River
Thrill seekers listen up! Whether you’re a beginner or advanced rafter, The White Salmon River has been attracting enthusiasts for years. The rivers crystal clear water runs all year long fed from the glaciers of the majestic Mt. Adams and aquifers beneath surrounding orchards. Experience excitement in white water rafting like never before!
Visit “The Gorge”
Windsurfers take note! Just 30 miles east of Portland you’ll come across amazing views from Crown Point, where The Gorge flows right before your eyes. Offering world-class windsurfing, hiking trails and more than 90 waterfalls, no wonder The Columbia River Gorge is featured in the seven wonders of Oregon.
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