Entries Tagged as U.S. - Oregon

Bike Camping the Clackamas

I love mountains. I grew up in Michigan, which is pretty flat, and my first trip to Oregon blew me away. In the 11 years I’ve lived in Oregon, I’ve explored many places, but my favorite is the Clackamas River in the Mount Hood National Forest (MHNF). The Clackamas has a lot of camping variety, from Milo McIver State Park in Estacada (which has a secret back entrance for cyclists) to private campgroundPromontory Park, to the US Forest Service campgrounds, and ultimately, dispersed camping - where you pedal until you find some random spot you like, pitch a tent, and stay there. I found one of those sites in the Big Bottom old-growth area.

Bikecamping at Stub Stewart State Park (Oregon) with Kids

About a year ago, I stumbled upon this fabulous post on Portland's Clever Cycles website, "Bikecamping at Stub Stewart State Park (Oregon) with Kids." It's a wonderful account of a spontaneous family overnight adventure using Portland's light rail service and bicycles.