Portland Hikers is an extensive online resource guide for local hikers funded by donations from members. They are a chapter of Trailkeepers of Oregon, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Oregon’s natural habitats. There are several useful tools on Portland Hikers, and they offer information about several outdoor enthusiast groups related to hiking, including skiing and mountaineering groups.
Portland Hikers features a very useful field guide built entirely by contributions from members. These overviews of various hiking paths—some well-known trails and some suggested paths by members who have hiked in a given area—are very helpful and include information from the condition of trails to where trailheads are located throughout Portland.
The Portland Hikers forums are a great way to connect with fellow hikers from the Portland area. Discussions about trails, gear and experiences may be found these forums, and trail conditions are often noted by hikers who’ve recently traversed one of Portland’s hundreds of natural paths.
Portland Hikers is free to browse, and though registration is required to post on the forums, it is also free. The site provides maps for hikers seeking new places to visit, and also recommends books and guides about the hiking communities in Portland.
Be sure to visit Portland Hikers and discover a new group, trail or friend to join you on a hike in your area