Spring sneaks up on you around here. One second we are bundled from head to toe then the next we are shedding layers and soaking up rays + spring blooms. It never gets old and I’m always surprised by how quickly the city transforms. A few weeks ago, we loaded up the van and drove about 1.5 hours away to the Tom McCall Preserve for the McCall Point Hike. It’s a gorgeous 3.5 mile roundtrip hike and in May it’s covered in wildflowers! There were a few slightly challenging hills but for the most part it was a perfect moderate hike full of gorgeous views, sunshine and flowers.
The gorge is FULL of amazing hikes that range in difficulty levels and views. I love that it only takes about an hour drive to feel completely removed from the city. The Columbia River Gorge has always held a special place in my heart. We got married at a waterfall on the gorge for this very reason. You don’t need a permit for this particular hike and it also wasn’t super crowded. Win, win, win! So pack your sunscreen + some buddies and get outside!! THIS IS THE SEASON WE HAVE ALL WAITED FOR!!