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PACIFIC COAST ISLANDS
If you were to choose eight of the most romantic and unique hikes around Portland, Oregon, which ones would they be and why?...
Opal Creek Wilderness in the fall, because it's a dense, lovely ancient-growth forest with a truly magical stream winding through it. You can swim in a deep pool and then wander among the giant trees, listening to birds and the breeze through the brances.
Vista Ridge in the late summer, when the flowers are blooming in the meadows right at the base of Mount Hood especially Elk Cove, where I always expect to see hobbits dancing around.
The loop from Wahkeena Falls to Multnomah Fallls, because it's filled with waterfalls and tall trees and wildflowers, and it winds up at an ice cream stand!
Catherine Creek in April. There are almost 100 different species of flowers all blooming at the same time....read more »