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Favorite Columbia River Gorge Hikes

While the Columbia River Gorge is a great place for a hike any time of year, April, May, and June could very well be the optimum season for a little exploration...

What I Didn't Expect Along the Pacific Crest Trail

How fast time goes by. It was four years ago tomorrow that we arrived in Campo, California to begin our six month hike on the Pacific Crest Trai...

Several Great Backpacking Loop Trips in the Northwest

It's time to begin planning some epic summer backpacking trips! While getting out, strapping on a pack...

TrailsNW on Facebook

We finally took the time to create a page on Facebook for TrailsNW.    We plan on posting our latest blog posts, website updates, and recent...

Why I Hike

Hiking in the low evening light, the landscape has a touch of gold and long shadows. A few small birds relocate from...

The Untapped Coast Range

The Oregon Coast Range is often ignored by hikers. The large swaths of logged areas, roads, and other intrusions by man keep us away thinking that we aren't really missing much...

The Best Portland Spring Hikes

It's that time of year when the skies are about to clear, we'll get a few more dry days, and the temperatures will warm...

The End of Summer

I hope everyone enjoyed their summers full of hiking and backpacking -- I know I did. I of course never get out quite as much as I would like...

TrailsNW Gear Selector Tool

The TrailsNW Gear Selector Tool makes it easy to search for hiking and backpacking gear that matches your specific search criteria.

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