Family Favorite Hikes

Whether your kids are seasoned hikers or require special snack bribes to hike cheerfully, these family-friendly trails are sure to please the whole family.

Why You Should Hike to Bridal Veil Falls — Even in Winter!

By Roma Sidelinger | December 12, 2023

Explore Bridal Veil Falls, one of Oregon’s beautiful waterfalls, with the whole family.

Catch Fall Colors at Hoyt Arboretum

By Catherine Ryan Gregory | November 1, 2023

See all the red, yellow and orange leaves in their full, autumn glory during a hike at Hoyt Arboretum.

12 Great Kid-Friendly Fall Hikes in Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | October 2, 2023

Here are some of our favorite places to get hiking in Portland with kids.

6 Family-Friendly Summer Hikes

By Jessica Becker | July 15, 2023

Local author and homeschooling mom Jessica Becker shares six of her favorite kid-friendly summer hikes within a 90-minute drive of Portland.

Featured Hike: Trail of Ten Falls

By Meg Asby | May 30, 2023

Check out our tips for handling this long hike with kids. You don’t want to miss the “crown jewel” of Oregon trails!

Go Chasing Waterfalls at Wahclella + 7 More Spectacular Falls

By Meg Asby | March 14, 2023

This spring, head out for a hike and get rewarded with a scenic, two-tiered waterfall at Wahclella Falls.

Bike or Hike Vancouver’s Salmon Greenway Trail

By Miranda Rake | August 29, 2022

Toddlers to teens will love the smooth ride of the 3-mile Salmon Creek Greenway Trail just 20 minutes outside of Portland

6 Toddler-Friendly Hikes near Portland, OR

By Jessica Becker | August 8, 2022

Hiking with toddlers is a ton of fun … and also an exercise in patience. These hikes make it easier.

5 Spectacular Spring Hikes Near Portland

By Jessica Becker | April 25, 2022

Local author Jessica Becker shares 5 of her favorite kid-friendly spring hikes within 45 miles of Portland.

Latourell Falls

5 Fantastic Winter Hikes Near Portland

By Jessica Becker | February 7, 2022

Local author and homeschooling mom Jessica Becker shares five of her favorite kid-friendly winter hikes within 45 miles of Portland.

7 Themed Nature Hikes near Portland and What to Read on Each Hike

By Audrey Sauble | November 14, 2021

Each of these themed local hikes is paired with a book, to maximize learning and fun on your next hike!

Top 5 Fall Color Hikes

By Julia Silverman | October 31, 2021

Where to get spectacular views of all autumn has to offer in the Pacific Northwest.

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