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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 more »