The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
Not for novice hikers! This loop hike at Oregon’s second-largest state park, two hours east of Portland, involves off-trail scrambling, descending a steep ravine, traversing angled slopes, straddling basalt boulders, and the like. Be tick-safe, rattlesnake-aware, and wind-ready. For our efforts, we’ll see bighorn sheep, windmills, and lots of John Day River geology.
|Driving Distance from Portland||122 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||2 hours|
|Distance - Round Trip||8 miles|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Interesting Features||Basalt Columns, Spectacular Views|
|Relevant Books||PDX Hiking 365|