Hiking is a really great family friendly activity in Portland, Oregon.
If you want to live here with your family the way that I live here with my family, then you will appreciate the fact that there are a whole lot of different places to take your kids hiking on weekends.
Most parents know that hiking with kids can be a blast. Younger hikers bring a special kind of energy into a hike, that’s for sure. I have been hiking with my kids since they were both little babies. With my crew of kids, we hike whenever the weather permits. Here in Portland, it rains a lot of the time. For us, a light rain is fine to hike in but when it gets to be a heavier rain, we give up and go inside. We also like for the temperature outside to be at least 55 degrees. Otherwise, we would all be miserable and nobody wants that! Portland has many amazing loop trails for hikers, which are perfect for children. Portland is a great place to explore natural wonders and beautiful surroundings like lakes, forests, giant trees, wooden bridges, mountains, or even extinct volcanoes like Mt. Hood. You could even go exploring in the city if you want to hike through an urban area and stop in for some cannabis edibles at one of the city’s many legal cannabis dispensaries. Of course, you’ll have to leave the kids at home for that. Either way, if you’re looking for a great city to do some hiking in and around, Portland, Oregon may be the right city for you!