TO TRAILHEAD: From Portland, I-205 E to OR 224. Pass Estacada; L onto Surface Rd. After 1.1 mi., R onto Squaw Mtn. Rd. Pass Forest Service gate; drive 3.4 mi. to small parking area.
The steep, 6-mile out-and-back hike to 3,226-foot Kings Mountain makes a good early-season tune-up or midsummer wildflower tour.
Discover real wilderness just two hours from Portland.
Stroll through Giant Sitka spruce to craggy coastal views, then climb into old-growth forest and wild meadows.
Grab a first-class view of Mount Hood on this timeless 6-mile out-and-back to lakeside campsites and craggy mountain overlooks in Mount Hood Wilderness.
Take a 5-mile tour of grasslands and forests in this island-inside-an-island wildlife refuge.
Explore a local wildlife hideout on this easy 3.5-mile loop into oak forest and along soggy wetlands near the Willamette River.
Climb an easy 1,000 feet above the Clackamas River to a three-tiered waterfall that rivals almost anything in Maui.
Catch an awe-inspiring view or Mt. Jefferson, among other classic Cascades peaks, from the summit of a glacier-carved mountain on this 5-mile out-and-back.
Hike through some of Oregon's largest old-growth cedars and Douglas fir to a pair of pristine lakes where you can swim, fish, and camp on this 14.4-mile out-and-back.
Hike or run 3 miles into a thick forest of pines, ferns, and firs within The Nature Conservancy's Wilderness Park, which is nestled on the suburban outskirts of the city.
Portland, OR: Wildcat Mountain and McIntyre Ridge
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