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From Mount Hood to the Pacific Coast: A Signature Trail Experience
Connecting many of northwest Oregon’s iconic attractions and creating a potentially international tourist magnet.
Presenters: Mark Davison, Design Manager, Oregon State Parks; Kristin Dahl, Director – Destination Development, Travel Oregon; Ken Pirie, Senior Associate, Walker Macy
Imagine heading west from Portland, by foot or bike along the Columbia River, all the way to the Oregon Coast. Then, from Tillamook, return to town along the wild Salmonberry River. Now, head east through the Columbia Gorge, to Hood River, up to Mount Hood and back through Estacada– still by trail– all the way to Portland. This ambitious vision of 300 miles of big loop trails, heading out from the metro region in a figure eight, is being called the Infinity Loop. What is new about this vision, however, is the idea of connecting many of northwest Oregon’s iconic attractions and creating a potentially international tourist magnet.
The Black Heritage Trail is a National Recreation Trail (NRT) that embodies the contributions of African Americans from Columbus.
The results are in! Here are our picks from the 591 photos submitted for the 2022 photo contest.
Formerly a Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway line, the Conotton Creek Bike Trail now provides one of the few walking, running, and biking trails in this region of the state.
Rim Rock National Recreation Trail is a wonderfully scenic trail leading around the rim of a rock escarpment, hence its name.