Enjoy nature, right outside your back door
The region’s vast network of bike trails and riverways may have sparked Outside’s interest, but the region offers so much more. Experience all four seasons at hundreds of parks spanning tens of thousands of acres. Hike, bike, camp and explore. With 300 miles of hiking trails, 400 miles of state and nationally designated water trails, and the nation’s largest paved trail network — more than 340 miles of connected, off-road bikeways — downtown workers and residents can be whitewater paddling in 5 minutes, rowing in 10 minutes, mountain biking in 15 minutes, and backpacking a 22-mile wilderness trail in 30 minutes.