An active fire burning in the Willamette National Forest near Blue Pool (Tamolitch Falls) has resulted in closures in the popular hiking and biking area. The McKenzie River trail will be closed between Ice Cap Creek Campground and Trail Bridge Campground. As stated this is the section of the trail the provides access to Blue Pool.
The Siuslaw National Forest is considering a campground fee increase ranging from an additional $2 per night up to an additional $10 per night. The increase will vary based on each campground.
If you have ever visited Opal Creek or the Three Pools recreation area outside of Salem you know how bad the road gets when it switches from asphalt to gravel.... View Article
Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th are free admission and parking days at Oregon State Parks. The Evening of June 4th is also a free camping night at all Oregon State Park campgrounds including RV hookup sites.
Many of our favorite campgrounds located in the northwest are usually situated along a river bank or body of water. Their proximity to rivers is exactly why we like these campgrounds... View Article
Every year as the weather starts to turn from non-stop gray to blue skies filled with sun we start to see an increase in injuries and deaths related to outdoor... View Article
Cape Horn hike is a 7 mile loop in the Columbia River Gorge offering excellent views, waterfalls and creek crossings. This is the perfect summer morning hike for the intermediate hiker with out and back options for beginners.
Hiking in the Columbia River Gorge can at times be frustrating thanks to the draw of large crowds on nice weekends and the recent boom in outdoor recreation. Trailhead parking... View Article
The Wahclella Falls loop hike is much easier to complete than the name of this two tier waterfall is to pronounce. Also known as Tanner Creek Falls, Wahclella Falls is... View Article
Backpacking to Jefferson Park Wilderness You have probably noticed quite a few photos of Mt. Jefferson on this website as of lately and there is a good reason for that.... View Article