High on the side of Mt. Hood.
A plateau of early spring wildflowers overlooking the Columbia River.
Amble through parks and historic streets in Oregon's largest city
"I behold the grandest and most pleasing prospect which my eyes ever surveyed."
- Capt. William Clark
Here's a dramatic whale-watching headland jutting into the Pacific Ocean.
Sample the 37.6-mile Timberline Trail that circles Mt. Hood, starting with a short section from the mountain's historic 1937 lodge.
Discover a canyon full of waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge.
This wild, foggy headland north of Lincoln City won its name because cascades pour off its cliffs into the ocean.
Discover Oregon's tallest waterfall from both the bottom and the top
A walk on the famous Wildwood Trail through Washington Park is a reminder of what's so wonderful about Portland.
Oregon's second tallest mountain rises like a wall from the lake-dotted wildflower meadows of Jefferson Park. The view of Mount Jefferson is so impressive and the meadows are so delightful to explore that the area is crowded in summer - so why not wait to go until September?
The Metolius, most magical of all Oregon rivers, emerges fully grown at 50,000 gallons a minute from the arid base of Black Butte. Sample the river's wizardry with this easy hike along a section of the oasis-like riverbank. The trail passes sudden springs, reveals colorful bird life and leads to a wonderfully visitable fish hatchery.
Smith Rock juts from the Central Oregon lava plains like an orange-sailed ship in the desert. Oregon's most popular rock-climbing area, this state park challenges mountaineers with 3 miles of rhyolite cliffs and Monkey Face, a 350-foot-tall natural sculpture.
Plunked in the midst of the Central Oregon plateau, Black Butte looks like a misplaced mountain. A steep but view-packed trail climbs 1.9 miles to the panoramic summit, gaining 1,600 feet of elevation. The last portion of this route is difficult enough that it is not generally recommended for hikers with children.