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St. Helens

Situated on the confluence of four rivers just 30 miles from Portland, the town of St. Helens offers a sublime outdoors getaway.

Enjoy several parks and walking trails along the St. Helens riverfront, featuring expansive views of the Columbia River, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Hood. Camp and hike on Sand Island, a man-made island with free dock access on the Columbia River. Kayak, fish, and birdwatch while you explore sites recorded in Lewis and Clark’s journals. Relax in the charming shops, restaurants, and breweries of the riverfront district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wrap up the day in one of the town’s bed-and-breakfasts overlooking the Columbia River.

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Where can I hike to a view of all the mountains?

Off the top of my head, I believe the trail you’re referring to is the Larch Mountain trail in the Gorge. From the top on a clear day you can see Mt. Shasta, the Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens. Larch Mountain has 3 trailheads. The first is…

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