Best Hikes Near Portland
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So in an attempt to get a little more discussion going on here (I see all you visiting, but few talking!), I'm curious as to everyone's top five trails within a two hours drive of Portland. Here are mine: Goat Lake - did it last year, and it was fantastic. It may be a little outside of the two-hour drive criteria, but I drive fast. Elk Cove - Great meadow with a huge glacier and the north face of Mt. Hood. Jefferson Park - Great meadow at the base of Oregon's second tallest volcano. Lower Lewis River - Probably not on most people's list, but it is a great river valley walk, with some huge trees. Reminds me of several Olympic Mountain Valleys. Eagle Creek - It's a great hike, even though it is pretty crowded.