A 6.6-mile out-and-back hike will get you to Burnt Lake, the perfect swimmable reflecting pool for Mount Hood.
If you’re looking for a silver lining to offset the gut punch of all the recent wildfires, consider the 8.8-mile out-and-back to Elk Cove along Vista Ridge.
The 4-mile loop hike to Umbrella Falls is a Northwest summertime classic.
The Salmon River is one of the most scenic waterways near Mount Hood, and that’s saying something given that there are dozens—if not hundreds—of rivers, creeks and streams flowing around it.
This quick out-and-back hike never veers too far from the highway, so don’t expect much of a wilderness experience.
Most of the steam donkeys situated throughout Oregon’s timber country have long since left the forest.
Bloom Lake itself isn’t particularly large, but the 3.5-mile lollipop loop to and around the feature has enough scenery, mileage and elevation gain to qualify as a day hike.
Smith Rock State Park, with a 3,200-foot ridgeline and the Crooked River carving its way through the canyon floor, rightfully attracts more than 800,000 visitors a year.