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.

Check Out Vancouver’s Coolest Bridge

By Kate Hagan Gallup | May 28, 2024

Fun for all ages, a visit to the land bridge can be a historically fun, outdoor outing.

Stop and Smell the Wildflowers on These Family-Friendly Hikes

By Robin Lanehurst | May 24, 2024

Get outside with the family and smell the wildflowers with these five Portland hikes.

It’s Sunny, Time to Go on a Hike!

By Jessica Becker | May 7, 2024

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

A Trail for the Reluctant Hiker

By Meg Asby | April 18, 2024

We’ve cracked the code on getting tweens and teens to hit the trails.

Look Underwater at This Mt. Hood Area Hike

By Roma Sidelinger | March 26, 2024

Spring is a great time to explore the trails and viewing window at the Wildwood Recreation Site near Welches.

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

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