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Gems in Portland Metro and Mt. Hood - 11

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gem Favorite Multnomah Falls - 620ft of raw water power...

Multnomah Falls

(46) Bridal…, OR
gem Favorite Ramona Falls

Ramona Falls

(14) Governm…, OR
gem Favorite The view looking south from the top of Munra Point. It's beautiful but PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Make it a round-trip. ;)

Munra Point

(13) Cascade…, OR
gem Favorite Mount Rainier and Mount Adams from Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain Summit

(4) Governm…, OR
gem Favorite Mount Hood and the Sandy River valley from Jonsrud Viewpoint.

Jonsrud Viewpoint

(4) Sandy, OR
gem Favorite Alpenglow on the Sandy Glacier on the west side of Mt. Hood. Headwaters of the Muddy Fork of the Sandy River.

Mt. Hood from Bald Mountain

(4) Governm…, OR
gem Favorite Views abound from the lookout

Bull of the Woods Lookout

(2) Mill City, OR
gem Favorite From its dam, Trillium Lake has an iconic view of Mt. Hood and its reflection. Photo by Gene Blick.

Mt. Hood from Trillium Lake

(6) Governm…, OR
gem Favorite Worth going across the scree fields for the view.

Mitchell Point

(4) Hood River, OR
gem Favorite Mount Hood from the summit of Mount Defiance

Mount Defiance

(6) Cascade…, OR
gem Favorite Boulder Lake, West Shore Panorama.

Boulder Lake

(2) Governm…, OR

Recommended Routes in Portland Metro and Mt. Hood - 33

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Favorite Fog in the trees along Wildwood.
Intermediate

Super Maple

10.7 mi 17.2 km 894' Up 272.52 m Up 897' Down 273.55 m Down

West Haven, OR
Favorite A couple enjoy the Wild Cherry Trail. Bill Cunningham Photo
Intermediate

Nature Trail / Wild Cherry Loop

8.1 mi 13.1 km 1,071' Up 326.31 m Up 1,063' Down 323.97 m Down

Portland, OR
Favorite Lodge from start of trail.
Difficult

PCT: Timberline Lodge to Hwy 35 Out and Back

10.5 mi 16.9 km 1,850' Up 564 m Up 1,850' Down 564.03 m Down

Governm…, OR
Favorite View to Latourell Falls
Intermediate

Latourell Falls

2.3 mi 3.7 km 654' Up 199.46 m Up 686' Down 209.02 m Down

Bridal…, OR
Favorite From its dam, Trillium Lake has an iconic view of Mt. Hood and its reflection. Photo by Gene Blick.
Easy/Intermediate

Trillium Lake Loop Trail #761

1.9 mi 3.1 km 17' Up 5.31 m Up 17' Down 5.23 m Down

Governm…, OR
Favorite A group of hikers heads to Mt. Hood on the Mountaineer Loop Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mountaineer Loop Trail #798

2.9 mi 4.7 km 1,068' Up 325.38 m Up 1,063' Down 324.12 m Down

Governm…, OR
Favorite Trail
Intermediate

Hares Canyon North Loop

2.8 mi 4.5 km 372' Up 113.45 m Up 372' Down 113.41 m Down

Vernonia, OR
Favorite Berries add a splash of color in the talus field below Table Rock's columnar basalt cliffs.
Intermediate/Difficult

Table Rock Hike

7.3 mi 11.7 km 1,596' Up 486.6 m Up 1,596' Down 486.5 m Down

Estacada, OR
Favorite Nice bridge over small water trickle.
Easy/Intermediate

Milo McIver Riverbend Trail Loop

2.2 mi 3.5 km 147' Up 44.84 m Up 147' Down 44.84 m Down

Estacada, OR

Portland Metro and Mt. Hood Hiking

  • 1,370 Miles 2,205 Kilometers of Trail
  • 33 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Gems Gems
  • 215 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 300 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 90 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Portland Metro and Mt. Hood - 572

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0.5 mi 0.8 km #1Linnton Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cedar Mill, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Cedar Mill, OR
0.5 mi 0.8 km #2Chestnut Trail
Intermediate
West Haven, OR
Intermediate
West Haven, OR
0.6 mi 1.0 km #3Firelane 13
Intermediate
Cedar Mill, OR
Intermediate
Cedar Mill, OR
2.1 mi 3.5 km #4BPA Road
Difficult
Oak Hills, OR
Difficult
Oak Hills, OR
1.4 mi 2.2 km #5Firelane 15
Intermediate
Oak Hills, OR
Intermediate
Oak Hills, OR
40.8 mi 65.7 km #6Timberline Trail #600
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Government Camp, OR 15 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7Saddle Trail
Difficult
Mill City, OR
Difficult
Mill City, OR
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Table Rock Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Estacada, OR
Easy/Intermediate
Estacada, OR
2.3 mi 3.6 km #9Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estacada, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Estacada, OR
2.4 mi 3.9 km #10Wapato Loop Trail
Easy
Oak Hills, OR
Easy
Oak Hills, OR

Photos of Portland Metro and Mt. Hood - 892

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The view looking south from the top of Munra Point. It's beautiful but PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Make it a round-trip. ;)
May 24, 2016 near Cascade…, OR
View of the 289-foot Elowah Falls waterfall on Gorge Trail #400.
May 24, 2016 near Cascade…, OR
Westward facing view of the Columbia River from the Munra Point Trail (Oregon on the left, Washington on the right).
May 24, 2016 near Cascade…, OR
South-facing spine of a ridge line near the peak of Munra Point.
May 24, 2016 near Cascade…, OR
Burnt Lake on the far side offers awesome shots of Mt. Hood and its reflection. Photo by Gene Blick.
Sep 3, 2016 near Governm…, OR
In late spring, bear-grass explodes into bloom on the Paradise Park Trail.
Jan 3, 2017 near Governm…, OR
Every year on Mt. Hood, vibrant lupine carpet the valleys alongside the Paradise Park Trail. Photo by Gene Blick.
Jan 25, 2017 near Governm…, OR
Mount Hood and the Sandy River valley from Jonsrud Viewpoint.
Aug 10, 2017 near Sandy, OR