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.

6 Toddler-Friendly Hikes near Portland, OR

By Jessica Becker | August 1, 2022

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

6 Family-Friendly Summer Hikes

By Jessica Becker | July 1, 2022

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 11, 2022

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

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.

Great Kid-Friendly Fall Hikes in Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | October 11, 2021

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

Hiking Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain with Kids

By Ali Wilkinson | August 3, 2021

Take in glorious views and a glassy lake on the way to the summit.

Less-Crowded Kid-Friendly Hikes in OR and WA

By Jessica Becker | June 12, 2021

Local author and homeschooling mom Jessica Becker shares her favorite less-crowded, kid-friendly hikes.

Our Favorite Family Hikes

By PDX Parent Staff | May 1, 2021

PDX Parent staffers share their families’ favorite hikes and nature walks.

Field Trip: Gorge Hiking with Kids

By Julia Silverman | May 29, 2019

Your family’s favorite hikes in the Gorge may still be closed after the Eagle Creek fire. But there are new adventures in store.     Nearly two years after the devastating Eagle Creek fire swept through the Columbia River Gorge — Portland’s de facto shared backyard — the beautiful, fragile ecosystem there is still recovering. That …

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