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.

Family-Friendly Getaway: The Painted Hills

By Tiffany Hill | March 28, 2023

Is your family itching to get out of the city? For those looking to swap the concrete jungle with some very old rock formations, visit the beautiful Painted Hills.

Go Chasing Waterfalls at Wahclella 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.

12 Great Kid-Friendly Fall Hikes in Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | October 28, 2022

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

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.

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.

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.

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