Cool forests. Riverside picnic spots. Majestic waterfalls. Mt. Hood Territory’s trails get you close to it all. That's not surprising, considering that there are over 1,000 miles of them to explore in The Territory. We’ve put together a collection of 12 lesser known gems that range from family-friendly nature walks in city parks to longer, more difficult hikes in Mt. Hood National Forest for those seeking a challenge. And best of all, these hikes will help you avoid overly crowded trails, while still experiencing all of the sights, smells and sounds that have made other trails so popular.
Foxglove along Flag Mountain.
Underwater viewing chamber at Wildwood Recreation Site.
Flag Mountain Trail entrance.
Clackamas River en route to Pup Creek Falls trailhead.
Wildwood Recreation Site.
Waterfront at Milo McIver State Park.
View along Flag Mountain.
Bridge across Still Creek on Flag Mountain Loop hike.
Pup Creek Falls.
Mary S. Young Park.
View from the ranger watchtower at Devil's Peak.
Pup Creek Falls hike.
Trailhead for Horseshoe Ridge hike.
Camassia Nature Preserve
Horseshoe Ridge nearing Zig Zag trail.
Burnt Lake trail.
Trail running at Mt. Talbert.
View near Hidden Falls.