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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.

Hike, bike or horseback ride on Sauvie Island; explore sites recorded in Lewis and Clark’s journals; relax in the charming shops, cafés and galleries of the riverfront district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wrap up the day in one of the town’s Victorian bed-and-breakfasts, two of which overlook 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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