- Powell Butte is by far the largest extinct volcano in Portland, boasting 9 miles of trails on 612 acres, with stunning five-mountain views throughout the park. The Powell Butte Loop Hike takes you around the perimeter of the park, through its lush forests and onto the wide-open grasslands at the top.
2) Wahclella Falls is an excellent choice of a hike after a long work day or after another hike in the area. Due to its short length (2.0 miles round trip), and mostly flat trail, this hike can easily be done in an hour or less. The best part about the hike however, is the raging waterfall at the end. The power of the water coming off of the falls is sure to amaze.
3) Falls Creek Falls is an amazing place that everyone has to see in person! The massive three tiered falls towering at 250 feet is an easy day hike (6.2 miles round trip) with no spots too steep, making this an exceptional hike for the kids. Once you reach the falls, if you are feeling adventurous, take the steep trail up a few hundred feet to the middle tier of the falls!