Find a suburban hiking adventure this summer

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You don’t need to drive out into the Columbia River Gorge or up the slopes of Mount Hood to get into nature – there are plenty of places to get outside in Portland’s suburbs.

From Hillsboro to Troutdale, Oregon City to Battle Ground, there are forested trails, mountain hikes, riverside walks and wildlife refuges to explore. Better yet, they’re often located near great restaurants, shopping districts and public transit hubs.

On this week’s episode of Peak Northwest, we dig into some of the best suburban adventures for the summer.

Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

  • Sauvie Island and Oxbow Park are great options on either side of Multnomah County.
  • Hiking up cinder cones and through a forested canyon in Clackamas County.
  • Beaverton has accessible hiking areas as well as great food nearby.
  • Don’t miss the beautiful natural areas across the Columbia River.

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