Beautiful little hike

I've been coming here since I was a child and it's still a favorite spot. The views from the mesa are lovely and sitting in a cavate looking up at the soot-covered ceilings from fires made hundreds and hundreds of years ago is a really awesome experience.

Good little hike close to the city

Was recently in Portland for work and this was the perfect option for what I was looking for: close to the city, not too long but not too short, and with some elevation gain and some views. For fellow Seattleites, this popular trail seemed to be the equivalent of Rattlesnake Ledge for Portlanders, which makes sense given its proximity to the city and its great views of the gorge. Bring an extra layer for the crazy wind gusts up top!

Great place for bird watching

This is an easily accessible area with a great payoff. There are huge amounts of snow geese and trumpeter and tundra swans in the winter migration and it's an awesome sound when they all fly overhead at once. Great spot for getting kids into wildlife and the outdoors or when you need a low key adventure. Pro-tip: Early morning and late afternoon/early evening will get you the best light and wildlife sightings. Park closes its gates during the dark.