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Central Oregon’s White River Falls State Park, April 2018
Central Oregon’s White River Falls State Park, April 2018

Central Oregon’s White River Falls State Park, April 2018

Stunning waterfall with historic hydroelectric plant at this remote Oregon State Park Distance: 1.0 mile roundtrip  Type: out and back Difficulty: easy distance but the trail down to the powerhouse is fairly steep and rocky. Be careful to watch your…

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Hat Rock State Park, April 2018
Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Hat Rock State Park, April 2018

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Hat Rock State Park, April 2018

Historic stroll to a geological landmark named by the Lewis and Clark Expedition Distance: it’s only 0.75 miles to Hat Rock, but I recommend continuing to the pond and marina then up onto the Lewis and Clark Commemorative Trail for…

Washington’s Columbia River Gorge: The Labyrinth, April 2018
Washington’s Columbia River Gorge: The Labyrinth, April 2018

Washington’s Columbia River Gorge: The Labyrinth, April 2018

Expansive area with a multitude of hiking opportunities on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge Distance: 6.3 miles roundtrip Type: loop with several different options available Difficulty: moderate with approximately 1,100′ elevation gain Best season: accessible most of…

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Historic Mosier Twin Tunnels, March 2018
Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Historic Mosier Twin Tunnels, March 2018

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Historic Mosier Twin Tunnels, March 2018

Fun day exploring Mosier Falls & the historic Mosier Twin Tunnels  Mosier Falls: 0.5 miles roundtrip out and back Mosier Twin Tunnels: 7.25 miles roundtrip out and back on paved trail (you can easily make this shorter or longer and…

Idaho’s Smoky Mountains: Miner-Prairie Lakes Loop, Sept 2017
Idaho’s Smoky Mountains: Miner-Prairie Lakes Loop, Sept 2017

Idaho’s Smoky Mountains: Miner-Prairie Lakes Loop, Sept 2017

Lovely pair of high mountain lakes in Idaho’s Smoky Mountains Distance: 10.8 miles roundtrip Type: lollipop Difficulty: moderately difficult with 1,600′ elevation gain (the section up to Miner Lake is relatively steep and rocky with blow downs to navigate over)…

Idaho’s Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness: North Fork Big Wood River, Sept 2017
Idaho’s Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness: North Fork Big Wood River, Sept 2017

Idaho’s Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness: North Fork Big Wood River, Sept 2017

Pretty stream and impressive views in the new Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness Distance: 8.0 miles roundtrip Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 1,100′ elevation gain Best season: summer and fall (I suspect the wildflowers are spectacular in July) Smoky Septembers seem…

Northern Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Bottleneck Lake, Aug 2017
Northern Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Bottleneck Lake, Aug 2017

Northern Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Bottleneck Lake, Aug 2017

Pretty mountain lake with abundant huckleberries Distance: 6.85 miles roundtrip Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 1.358′ elevation gain Best season: July – September The Selkirk Crest in northern Idaho is one of our favorite Inland Northwest hiking destinations. This…

Northern Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Snow Lake, Aug 2017
Northern Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Snow Lake, Aug 2017

Northern Idaho’s Selkirk Crest: Snow Lake, Aug 2017

Pretty mountain lake with abundant huckleberries Distance: 8.75 miles round trip Type: out and back Difficulty: moderate with 1,600′ elevation gain Best season: July – September The Selkirk Crest in northern Idaho is one of our favorite Inland Northwest hiking…

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