Beacon Rock State Park is a 4,456-acre, year-round camping park located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Beacon Rock is an olivine basalt plug which rises 848 feet in elevation above the Columbia River. The Missoula flood washed away the softer parts of the volcano. The park includes 9,500 feet… Read More »
The falls are the tallest in the state of Oregon at a total of 620 feet and by far the most famous and well-visited of the 77 Columbia Gorge falls on the Oregon side. No visit to the Portland area is complete without seeing Multnomah Falls. The name is probably derived from a native american… Read More »
One of the best Columbia Gorge water falls, Elowha Falls requires a fairly short and easy hike, but the 213 foot falls is taller than Niagara Falls!
For the Forest Park First-Timer: Lower MacLeay to Stone House Set in a lush canyon alongside the cool waters of Balch Creek, the largest stream in Forest Park, Lower Macleay Trail is an explosion of licorice ferns, leafy salal bushes, moss-jacketed hemlocks, and some of the most impressive fir specimens in the park, including Portland’s… Read More »