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New Adventures

Old Blewett Pass Highway Ski Trails, Washington, Outdoor Project
Steep Ravine Climb, California, Outdoor Project
Cascade Locks Mountain Bike Trails, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Monte Cristo Ghost Town, Washington, Outdoor Project
Barlow Butte Hut, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Hidden Peak, California, Outdoor Project
Mount Diller, Southwest Chute, California, Outdoor Project
Quinault Marina + RV Park, Washington, Outdoor Project
Damon Point Hike, Washington, Outdoor Project
Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area + Beach, Washington, Outdoor Project
Ocean Shores Beach, Washington, Outdoor Project
Ocean City State Park, Washington, Outdoor Project
Ocean City State Park Campground, Washington, Outdoor Project
Pacific Beach, Washington, Outdoor Project
Moclips Beach, Washington, Outdoor Project
Jake's Peak, California, Outdoor Project
Screamin' Eagle Campground, Washington, Outdoor Project
Ocean City 'Beach' State Park, Washington, Outdoor Project
Griffiths-Priday State Park, Washington, Outdoor Project
Pacific Beach State Park Campground, Washington, Outdoor Project
Powderhouse Peak, California, Outdoor Project
Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail System, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Sharp Park Beach + Pacifica Pier , California, Outdoor Project
Pacific Beach State Park, Washington, Outdoor Project

New Comments + Trip Reports

Table Mountain, WA

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04.12.14(Trip Date)

Finding the trail can be difficult as there are multiple options at the parking lot. Be sure to check your map when you ge...

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First Street Rapids, Davis Park, OR

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04.13.14(Trip Date)

Finally got to check out the new pedestrian bridge. Looks great! Wonderful to have the two side of the Deschutes finally c...

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Henry Hagg Lake, OR

03.22.14(Trip Date)

Great place to paddle with small children. West of Scoggins Valley Park there are small inlets and in early spring seaso...

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Sweeny Falls, WA

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03.22.14(Trip Date)

Randomly saw this while heading to Wind Mountain, so I took a few pics

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Ascending the Giants is on a Mission to Catalog Our Forests' Champion Trees

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03.29.14(Trip Date)

Wonderful story guys. Thanks, ATG, for this knowledge and for your work!

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Rodeo Beach, CA

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Great photos, Matt. Thanks for adding!

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Rodeo Beach, CA

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Really cool beach. If you go down towards the end of the beach, there are some pretty amazing rock formations coming out o...

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The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River

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Yeah, that sounds pretty amazing. Great photos & thanks for sharing!

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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, CA

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Jedediah Smith's most abundant understory is Sword Fern, followed by Evergreen Huckleberry. Then Rhododendron, Salmonberry...

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25 of the West's Most Iconic Trees

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A few extra points of interest related to the tree and species above ...

1. With Coast Redwood Lost Monarch the 7th...

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Mount Hood South Route - Old Chute, OR

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03.23.14(Trip Date)

A good amount of ice up top, but a great climb in sunny weather with low winds over the weekend

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Clackamas + Memaloose Falls, OR

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03.14.14(Trip Date)

A different angle on the log-jammed creek.

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Blog + News

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By: Outdoor Project | 04.07.14
We are excited to announce a partnership with NW Alpine, a Portland-based specialty apparel company making technical clothes for climbing. Starting today, Outdoor Project's Sponsored and Elite Contributors who are actively adding adventures to the website will be eligible to receive pro deals for gear purchased on NW Alpine's online store. These discounts will also be extended to our Donor Members as a thank you for their continued and critical support...
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By: Tyson Gillard | 04.04.14
To finish our three-part series on trees of the U.S. West (also see 25 of the West's Most Iconic Trees and Cataloging Our Forests' Giants), we have compiled several adventures where you can go out and find the largest and most massive trees the U.S. West has to offer. Many of these relics of time were seedlings when the Roman Empire was still in power and western civilization knew nothing of the New World. Today, after 150 years of logging, only an...
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By: Jared Kennedy | 03.31.14
Chris Young, March's Contributor of the Month, is someone who doesn't mind a road trip for a great outdoor experience. He has shared adventures ranging from Wizard Island in Crater Lake to a tour of Alcatraz Island and Prison in the San Francisco Bay, and his Cleetwood Cove contribution earned honors as the best adventure write-up on Outdoor Project for Summer 2013. Chris' other passion is music. He recently launched his newest endeavor, Vortex...
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By: Gina Teichert | 03.31.14
The Bay Area’s newest trail opened this week on Thursday, March 27, in San Mateo County. Just south of Pacifica, Devil’s Slide Trail is a reminder of our ever-shifting coastline and the forces that shape it. The Costal Conservancy has teamed up with volunteers and San Mateo County Parks to show how the human element can have a positive effect on the delicate balance of costal life. Restoration of native plant species and protection of the animals...
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By: Outdoor Project | 03.27.14
An integral part of sharing the iconic trees that make the West Coast of North America special is telling the story of the giant trees of each species. An Oregon-based organization called Ascending the Giants is on a mission to do just that. Ascending the Giants is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that produces an ongoing series of expeditions to measure the largest trees of each species. These trees demonstrate the pinnacle of what a species can be; they are...
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By: Tyson Gillard | 03.19.14
If you live on the West Coast of the United States or British Columbia, when you think of home, there are probably many things that come to mind, things that make this place so special. From a naturalist perspective, however, the trees found here set this place apart from anywhere else in the world. Western North America is home to the most iconic, tallest, and largest trees on this planet. Most people know that the redwoods of the northern coast of...
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By: Tyson Gillard | 03.13.14
A snow lover's paradise awaits on the east side of the Cascades in Central Washington. Crisp open air, dry powder, and golden ponderosa pines are the hallmarks of Blewett Pass. Outdoor Project Contributors Max McClure and Benjamin Krause have been cross-country and backcountry skiing across this winter wonderland for the past few months, and below you'll find a few results that are sure to satisfy your snowy cravings. Washington's Highway 97 cuts...
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By: Tyson Gillard | 03.10.14
These are three hikes we've been very excited to share with everyone! Why? They feature five massive waterfalls that you've likely never have heard of, and the best part is that they're all located within an hour's drive from Portland, Oregon.  Here are the highlights: 237-foot Pup Creek Falls 40-foot Spirit Falls 80-foot Memaloose Falls 70-foot Lower South Fork Clackamas Falls 120-foot South Fork Clackamas...
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By: Outdoor Project | 03.10.14
Join Outdoor Project and Pro Photo Supply at Base Camp Brewing for an introduction to photographing the great outdoors! In this FREE class, we will be covering everything from choosing and packing your gear to technique and photographic storytelling. For adventures and budgets big or small, learn about the best photo gear to get the most out of your experience. (Please note: due to space limitations, we will be accepting a maximum of 30 people into this event...
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By: Jared Kennedy | 02.26.14
Kat Reese, February's Contributor of the Month, takes some very inspiring outdoor photographs, especially scenes that capture the stars. I recently had a chance to ask Kat a bunch of questions and got to learn some of her story that accompanies her photos of snow, ice, water, and of course the night sky. Her response to my question on the best part of being outdoors was telling. "It's the peacefulness when it snows. The amazement of watching stars...
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By: Heron Marychild | 02.20.14
North Fork Trail is a winter standby for riders in the southern Willamette Valley area. It is also popular in the summer as part of the full Alpine Trail, an all day challenge that is one of the signature rides in the area. This there-and-back jaunt along the north bank of the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River holds up well to rain and rarely receives the snow that shuts down much of the other Oakridge area riding in the winter. The narrow...
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By: Outdoor Project | 02.19.14
In our ongoing efforts to forge partnerships with companies making high-quality outdoor gear and apparel, we are excited to announce our relationship with WILD Outdoor Apparel. The apparel is technical, well designed, and aims to inject some fun and excitement into the outdoor enthusiast’s wardrobe. As a small company recently started in Portland, Oregon, WILD Outdoor Apparel is taking an exciting approach to developing high performance apparel for...

Most Popular Adventures

Mount Hood, Sandy Glacier Ice Caves, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Packsaddle County Park, Willamette Foothills, Outdoor Project
Fivemile Butte Lookout Tower, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Twin Lakes, Barlow Pass Sno-Park, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Paulina Lake Loop Trail + Hot Springs, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Abiqua Falls, Willamette Valley, Outdoor Project
Clackamas + Memaloose Falls, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Forest Park, Pittock Mansion/Upper Macleay Trail, Portland Metro Area, Outdoor Project
Tilly Jane A-Frame, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Three Pools, Willamette Foothills, Outdoor Project
Fort Stevens State Park Campground, Northern Oregon Coast, Outdoor Project
Saddle Mountain, Northern Oregon Coast, Outdoor Project
Barview Jetty County Park Campground, Northern Oregon Coast, Outdoor Project
Forest Park, Maple Trail, Portland Metro Area, Outdoor Project
Pickett Butte Fire Lookout, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Spirit Falls Hike, Washington, Outdoor Project
Cooper Spur Shelter via Tilly Jane Trail, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls, Willamette Valley, Outdoor Project
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Black Butte Trail, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Sparks Lake Shoreline Campsites, Oregon, Outdoor Project
North Umpqua Hot Springs, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Naked Falls, Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Outdoor Project
Ramona Falls, Oregon, Outdoor Project
White River West Sno-Park Sledding, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Royal Basin, Washington, Outdoor Project
Panther Creek Falls, Washington, Outdoor Project
Lewis River Falls, Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Outdoor Project
Eagle Creek Hike, Columbia River Gorge, Outdoor Project
Henline Falls, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Alder Flats Hike + Campsites, Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Outdoor Project
Black Butte, East Approach, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Mount Hood South Route - Old Chute, Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Outdoor Project
Paulina Creek + Falls Loop Trail, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Angel's Rest + Foxglove Way, Columbia River Gorge, Outdoor Project
Lacamas Creek Loop Trail, Portland Metro Area, Outdoor Project
Otter Rock + Devil's Punch Bowl State Natural Area, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Upper Salmonberry River Trail, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Terwilliger Hot Springs, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Tumalo Mountain, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Butte Creek Falls Hike, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Eightmile Lake + Lake Caroline, Washington, Outdoor Project
Cape Lookout Hiking Trail, Oregon, Outdoor Project
Breitenbush Hot Springs, Willamette Foothills, Outdoor Project
Mount Ann, Washington, Outdoor Project

Photo Gallery

Popular Winter Adventures

Photo of the Month by Matt Hanson

Located just a short distance from scenic Highway 1, Natural Bridges State Beach is a secluded and picturesque beach with infrequent crowds and a clean, family-friendly area to spend the day. With a total of 65 acres to explore, you will find the famous natural bridge rock formation, tide pools, soft sand, and trails through a eucalyptus grove, which is a hotspot during annual monarch butterfly migrations.

Natural Bridges State Beach.
Matt Hanson | 06.08.12

Meet Chris Young, Contributor of the Month

Chris Young, March's Contributor of the Month, is someone who doesn't mind a road trip for a great outdoor experience. He has shared adventures ranging from Wizard Island in Crater Lake to a tour of Alcatraz Island and Prison in the San Francisco Bay, and his Cleetwood Cove contribution earned honors as the best adventure write-up on Outdoor Project for Summer 2013. Chris' other passion is music. He recently launched his newest endeavor, Vortex Music Magazine, and we're huge fans! He is also the managing editor of Neighborhood Notes and a founder of Oregon Music News. We sat down with Chris to find out his secret to creating time for outdoor photography and working with Outdoor Project while also launching Vortex Music Magazine, which is currently raising money via Kickstarter to fund the publication of its first issue.

Read the entire interview.

Outdoor Project Contributor Chris Young
Outdoor Project | 04.18.07

Featured Adventure: Rodeo Beach

Located just 3 miles northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge, Rodeo Beach is a beautiful, semi-sheltered cove in the Marin Headlands and Golden Gate National Recreation Area nestled between Point Bonita to the south and Tennessee Point to the north. A popular beachcombing and surf spot, Rodeo Beach is one of only a handful of beaches dotting the coastline between the Golden Gate and Stinson Beach, and it is definitely the most accessible of the bunch.

Rodeo Beach.
Aron Bosworth | 11.07.13

Land Use of the US West

An OutdoorProject.org special report, in Our Public Lands, Land Use + Protection of Nature, we investigate the soul of the US west and the history, facts, and environmental protection issues surrounding our public lands and the areas where we love to recreate. View this 8 part series in its entirety:

Part 1: Bureau of Land Management
Part 2: National Forest + Grasslands
Part 3: National Wildlife Refuge System
Part 4: National Parks System
Part 5: National Scenic Areas
Part 6: National Wilderness Preservation System
Part 7: Bureau of Reclamation
Part 8: State/County Parks + Forests

Land Use of the US West