Please note: Several of these trails are currently closed due to wildfire and COVID-19 impacts. See below for details.
The trails in Mt. Hood Territory are a true hiker's paradise with glaciers, meadows and alpine lakes all within reach here.
Follow Cheryl Strayed's footsteps on the historic and Hollywood-famed Pacific Crest Trail. Stumble across epic mountain silhouettes as you venture along the more than 1,200 miles of Mt. Hood National Forest's trails. Or, find yourself standing in a sea of lush ferns and colorful wildflowers. Whether you seek tranquility, or the adventure of an escape from the concrete-laden city-life, Mt. Hood Territory has what you are looking for.
With over 6,000 acres of pristine forest, towering basaltic cliffs and spectacular vistas of the Cascades, the trails throughout the Table Rock Wilderness Area truly merit the word, epic. Please Note: The Table Rock Wilderness Area is currently closed due to wildfire impacts.
Just a stone’s throw away from Table Rock Wilderness Area is the Molalla River Recreation Corridor which lures not only hikers but whitewater enthusiasts, equestrians and anglers. With trails along the beautiful waterway offering incredible views this stop offers something for everybody.
An internationally recognized demonstration forest and outdoor education site sitting on 80 acres between Sherwood and Wilsonville, with well maintained and well marked hiking trails, streams, creeks, a recreation field, and picnic area. it's a wonderful place to spend a day and you can bring your fur babies on leashes too.
Revel in the views, quirky wildlife and 4-mile trail network of varying difficulty, winding through the towering trees that are home to a diverse range of wildlife at Mt. Talbert Nature Park. The hiking trails feel like you're in a secluded area of wilderness, even though you're only minutes away from shopping, lodging and dining options.
The Camassia Natural Area in West Linn sits atop a bluff overlooking both the Willamette and Clackamas Rivers. This 26-acre area is home to more than 300 different plant species, including the namesake camas flower. The bloom generally starts each April and runs into early May. Please Note: Camassia Natural Area is currently closed as of March 2021.
Tryon Creek State Park is one of only a few state parks in a metropolitan area, and has great walking trails and natural surroundings despite its proximity to the city.
Explore more than three miles of ADA-accessible paved trails and boardwalks at Wildwood Recreation Site and discover many more accessible spur trails. The Cascade Streamwatch Trail for instance, takes hikers to a viewing window to watch fish, crawdads and other underwater life.
Bring your family with you to Milo McIver State Park for a day (or week) of fun. Embark on miles of trails and stop by the Clackamas hatchery in the late spring to see the salmon hatchery process in action.
Looking to cool off with the family? Follow the narrow, shaded trail to reach picturesque Little Zigzag Falls just off Hwy 26 for some amazing photo opportunities.
Enjoy the 8.1 mile fish creek mountain trail along the Clackamas River, featuring old-growth hemlocks and noble firs. Please Note: The Fish Creek Mountain Trail is currently closed due to impacts from the Riverside Wildfire as of May 2021.
When you are out on the trails, remember to bring plenty of water, maps and supplies and tag your photos with our #omht so we can follow along. Experience multiple trails and turn it into a mini get-away by staying at a nearby lodging property.
Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home.