Our editor asked the team to share our favorite hikes for an informal list in the April 2021 issue of PDX Parent. We ended up with some fun options, so we are posting it online for families to enjoy. Happy hiking!
We hike Mount Tabor a lot. We usually start off playing a little tennis and then make our way to the top, stopping at the playground on the way back down. – Rose Caudillo, Publisher
We spent a lot of time exploring the Mary S. Young Park in West Linn last summer. Great river access for swimming. – Melissa Light, Newsletter and Calendar Editor
We’ve enjoyed hiking at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park. It’s a great hike for the entire family that’s not too hard. There’s lots to explore plus tables to enjoy a picnic. It also has disc golf and a playground. – Lauren Wylie, Eastside Account Executive
We have gone to Marshall Park in Southwest Portland a few times and really liked it. It has a waterfall in the fall and winter. There’s a cool stone bridge, a downed tree kids can climb into and play on, and a new playground. – Michelle Carew, Web Director
We enjoy the Wapato Access Greenway on Sauvie Island. Just over two miles and really fun to hear all the frogs and watch the birds on Virginia Lake. We saw a few cows, too! – Jill Weisensee, President and Westside Account Executive
We love Rodney Falls on the Washington side of the Gorge. It ends in a great waterfall and is available year-round. We’ve dipped our toes in summer and enjoyed the sight of the frozen falls in winter. – Christie Kline, Finance Manager