The Pacific Northwest has a wide variety of landscapes to explore. From beautiful coastlines, rugged mountain ranges, and expansive deserts, the Northwest can keep explorers busy for a lifetime. This page highlights a few of the main hiking areas in the Pacific Northwest.
Waterfalls, towering cliffs, clear streams, and mountain views entice many to the Columbia Gorge. The Gorge offers many hiking options, from short trips to spectacular waterfalls, to multi-day backcountry adventures that offer solitude and great scenery.
In the far northeast corner of Oregon, lies a spectacular mountain range of tall granite peaks, wonderful meadows, and large, scenic valleys. The Wallowa Mountains make for a spectacular hiking destination, and offers many opportunities for extended backpacking trips and adventures.
Sitting in the valley between the Cascades and Coast Range, Portland is a city rich with hiking and backpacking options. Within a couple hours of downtown are rugged, glaciated peaks, stunning waterfalls, stark desert landscapes, and one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world.