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  1. Fields Bridge Park / Ice Age Floods Interpretive Trail

    The 19-acre Fields Bridge Park, on the beautiful Tualatin River, includes walking paths, picnic areas, playgrounds, baseball fields, a basketball court, a fishing pier – and an astonishing history, with a new exhibit to commemorate it.   The Willamette Meteorite (largest in the U.S., sixth-largest in…

    Location: 821 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn, OR, OR 97068
  2. Fish Lake Guard Station

    This is not only a beautiful spot in the Cascades, but it also is a very accessible spot along Hwy. 126 that provides excellent recreational opportunites throughout the year.  You can rent out some of the historic cabins year-round and use them as a base…

    Location: Fish Lake, OR
  3. Forest Learning Center

    Learn about the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens and the resulting recovery and reforestation efforts. Walk through a life-size replica of a pre-blast forest; then watch actual eruption footage while standing inside a re-created blast zone. Sit in a helicopter cockpit for a virtual…

    Location: 17000 Spirit Lake Hwy, Toutle, WA 98649
  4. Gifford Pinchot National Forest

    The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is one of the oldest National Forests in the United States. Included as part of the Mount Rainier Forest Reserve in 1897, this area was set aside as the Columbia National Forest in 1908. It was renamed the Gifford Pinchot…

    Location: Trout Lake, WA 98650
  5. Goat Rocks Wilderness — Gifford Pinchot National Forest

    Hike the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail through this rugged, high alpine terrain named for the many mountain goats that reside here.  A U.S. Wilderness Area first recognized in 1931, is actually part of an ancient volcano, eroded over time. Today, Gilbert Peak and Old…

    Location: Packwood , WA 98361
  6. Gold Lake Sno-Park

    Gold Lake Sno-Park provides cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter months in the Willamette Nation Forest.  There are many miles of  marked trails for skiing and snowshoeing.  There are five shelters that provide overnight camping (stoves and wood provided).  There are also patrolers and…

    Location: Gold Lake, OR
  7. High Rock

    High Rock, just south of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, is the second-highest point between Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson, second only to Ollalie Butte.  At night, with Mt. Hood wrapped in stars, looking level and north one can see the lights of Timberline Lodge and the…

    Location: South of the Salmon Huckeberry Wilderness, Estacada, , OR 97023
  8. Hole in the Ground

    Hole in the Ground is a distinctive feature of the Cascades. It is a spectacular, memorable site – it is what it’s called, a giant, round depression in the middle of nowhere – and it naturally invites one to question, How did it form? The…

    Location: 43.241, -121.1154
  9. Hosmer Lake

    Hosmer Lake is in the Deschutes National Forest and is a natural area with diverse pine forests, wildflowers in the summer and wildlife. In 1962, the lake was named in honor of Paul Hosmer, a long-time resident of Bend and a well-known amateur naturalist. Atlantic…

    Location: Hosmer Lake, OR
  10. Huckleberry Fields/Gifford Pinchot National Forest

    Pick up a Forest Service map showing areas where these sweet purple berries grow, which have been harvested by Native Americans for thousands of years. The Sawtooth Berry Fields west of Mt. Adams are the best known; other fields are scattered throughout the forest. More than…

    Location: Indian Heaven Wilderness, Gifford Pinchot, Skamania
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