It's my new favorite thing. Driving across the beautiful Columbia River with Mt. Hood's presence greeting me from my peripheral vision as I make my way into the gorgeous land of breathing trees and their forest's hidden trails. Hiking Washington has become a part of feeding my wanderlust and filling my heart with all the joy and peace one could ask for. Some of the best trails I have ever been on are 45 minutes to an hour away from Portland and contain beautiful bugs, wildflowers, streams and views of the Columbia River Gorge that will provide all the feelings of being at a great place in time.
Here are some pictures from an epic day hiking along the Cape Horn Trail which is right off of HWY 14's exit on Salmon Street. There is a parking lot which can become full, on beautiful weekdays, so it's best to get there earlier.