Tag Archives: Easy Hike

Trek #29: Trillium Lake

Trillium Lake in early autumn is gorgeous, soothing, and incredibly peaceful. I was met with crisp air, clear blue skies, a calm lake and one of the most stunning views of Mt. Hood yet.  The entire area was populated with … Continue reading

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Trek #23: Upper McCord Creek Falls

Upper McCord Creek Falls is a beautiful little split waterfall, which I know is likely to stun in winter and early spring after months of the rainy season have pushed up water levels. This turned out to be a perfectly … Continue reading

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Trek #16: Balch Creek Canyon

There’s no end to my vast love for Forest Park. I was pleasantly surprised the other day when my friend Lauren wanted to see if I was interested in joining her on a hike. Due to both of our schedules, … Continue reading

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Trek #15: Powell Butte

I was pretty excited to hike up to Powell Butte, Portland’s own viewpoint oasis where, from the top, you can see half a dozen mountains and buttes in the distance. We decided we wanted to go for an evening hike … Continue reading

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Trek #12: Salishan Nature Trail

Last weekend I treated myself and Andrew to a coastal anniversary getaway at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach, OR. One of the perks of staying at the resort is a nature trail that extends from the property down to … Continue reading

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Trek #5: Wildwood Trail

Considering the entire Wildwood trail is over 30 miles long, I will preface this post by saying I did not hike the entire thing. Far from it, considering I squeezed this one in before work one day.  At the suggestion … Continue reading

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Trek #3: Old Salmon River Trek

Last weekend’s trek found me again just west of Mt. Hood, on a trail called Old Salmon River. This trail is a very beautiful, yet non-cardio intensive 5 1/2 mile out and back trek nestled along the Old Salmon River … Continue reading

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Trek #2: Salal Hill Trail

This weekend’s trek was a short, sweet, delightful little 1+ mile roundtrip trek up the Salal Hill Trail in Newport’s Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Before I get to the trek, I was met this past week with some good … Continue reading

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