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Outdoor School

Next Adventure takes you from town to trailhead and along some of the most spectacular trails this country has to offer. Day hikes focus on the natural flora, fauna and geologly of the area, following wildflower blooms, salmon runs and visiting waterfalls and scenic cliff-top views.

Experience the trail with local guides that you know and trust from the store. Get out on day hikes and overnight backpacking trips through some of the most remote areas of Mt. Hood and Northwest Oregon. Anyone can drive to roadside viewpoints - but only Next Adventure can take you to the heart of it all through Mt. Hood's secret backdoor - the Clackamas River basin.

From the magical splendor of the mossy rainforest to the semi-arid desert of the east side, our guides know Mt. Hood and its myriad trails.


Experience the Outdoors




Day Hikes - $50 per person

March 20th, 2016 - Equinox Hike - Tom McCall Preserve

April 10th, 2016 - Wildflower Hike - Riverside Trail

April 17th, 2016 - Earth Day Hike Angel's Rest - Columbia River Gorge

May 15th, 2016 - Waterfall Hike - Pup Creek Falls

June 12th, 2016 - Wildflower Hike - Riverside Trail

August 13th, 2016 - Waterfall Hike - Pup Creek Falls

Sept. 11th, 2016 - Fall Hike - Red Lake Trail



Overnight Backpacking Trips - $100 per day

June 4th - 5th - Tumala Mountain - 2-Day Backpack   

June 18th - 19th - Oregon Coast Trail - 2- Day Backpack 

July 9th - 11th - Olallie Lakes - 3-Day Backpack - This activity is fully booked

July 23rd - 24th - Hawk Mountain - 2-Day Backpack

July 29th - 31st - Rho Ridge Trail - 3-Day Backpack 

August 3rd - 6th - Pacific Crest Trail - 4-Day Backpack    
August 20th - 21st - Oregon Coast Trail - 2-day Backpack 

August 28th - 30th - Olallie Lakes - 3-Day Backpack

Sept. 3rd - 4th - Tumala Mountain -  2-Day Backpack

Sept. 14th - 18th - Pacific Crest Trail - 5-Day Backpack



FREE In-Store Clinics

Jan  12 – Backcountry Ski/Snowboard
Feb  2   – Travelling Patagonia Presentation  
Feb  9   – Winter Camping  
Mar  8   – Map & Compass Clinic
Apr  12 – Backpacking Basics Clinic 
Apr  15 – New Hikes on the Oregon Coast - with William Sullivan
May 10 – Map & Compass Clinic
May 31 – Adventure Travel in Patagonia Presentation
June  14 – Lightweight Backpacking Clinic
June 21 - 101 Hikes in the Majestic Mount Jefferson Region w/ Matt Reeder
July 26 - 7 Wonders of Oregon Presentation w/ Lisa Holmes


Outdoor School FAQs

Gear Checklists

If you have any questions about our scheduled tours, would like to be placed on a waitlist for a trip that has been filled, or would like to inquire about a custom group trip, contact outdoorschool@nextadventure.net.


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Next Adventure is a fully-insured licensed Outfitter and Guide with the State of Oregon. Next Adventure is an equal opportunity Recreation Provider operating under special use permit on the Mt. Hood National Forest and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, USDA Forest Service. Next Adventure Guide-Instructors are locally trail-experienced, and carry current Wilderness First Response certification. 

paddle sports programs

Looking for something a little different to get your feet wet in? Let Next Adventure help you learn to kayak and stand up paddleboard! We offer classes and trips fit for everyone from the absolute beginner to the most experienced water warrior.