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Experience the Outdoors

 

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. 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.

 

SUMMER TRIP INFORMATION

Wilderness First Aid Course

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one - and maybe even save a life.

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Wilderness First Aid


 

 

2 Day Introduction to Backpacking

Backpacking has never been so fun and easy! Hike through old growth Oregon forests and ramble along sub-alpine ridges in the scenic Mount Hood National Forest. Get the low-down from experienced Guide-Instructors on how to stay safe, warm and found while exploring back-country trails. 2 days, 1 night.

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Two Day Intro To Backpacking


 

 

3 Day Backpacking Trip

Backpacking has never been so fun and easy! Get the low-down from experienced Guide-Instructors on how to stay safe, warm and found while exploring back-country trails. Take in the scenic wonders of the Northwest while learning hands-on about the latest technologies and trends in backpacking equipment, safety and theory. We bring the gear, and you get to try it out in the field! 3 Days Hiking, 2 Nights Camping.

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Two Day Intro To Backpacking


 

 

Waterfall Hike - Pup Creek Falls

Spectacular Pup Creek Falls will be the destination on this hike from the Fish Creek Trailhead. The mighty Clackamas River and the boaters on it are an attraction in itself, and the old growth trees, beaches and wildflowers make this an ideal trail in any season.

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Pup Creek Falls


 

 

Family Day Hike

Summer is headed our way, and we know that even on the brightest of days it's tough to get the whole family outside. Join Next Adventure on a Family Day Hike to the beautiful Clackamas River Recreation Area where you can enjoy river views, old growth forests, possible Mt. Hood views, and learn all about the surrounding plants and natural history.

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Family Day Hike


 

 

Intermediate Day Hike

For those hikers who've hiked before but want to increase their knowledge and their mileage - this one's for you! Experience a full day of hiking in beautiful old growth trees with glimpses of the Clackamas River and Mt. Hood, while gaining some elevation and some knowledge about how to up your hiking game from our experienced guides.

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Intermediate Day Hike


 

 

Get Out And Hike

Summer is headed our way, so let’s all Get Out and Hike! Introducing Next Adventure’s new Get out and Hike series. These FREE hikes are designed to help you get outside, meet new people, and enjoy Oregon’s beautiful trail systems.


 

 

WINTER TRIP INFORMATION

 

 

SheJumps Wilderness First Aid Course

This is a Women's Specific Wilderness First Aid Course.
Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one.

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Women's Wilderness First Aid with SheJumps


 

 

Snowshoe Day Tour

Join Next Adventure for a snowy romp in the Mount Hood National Forest! Snowshoeing is a great way to extend your hiking season. Let us introduce you to the pleasures of exploring the snowy wonderland. Gear rental, instruction and guided tour included.

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Snowshoeing Mt Hood


 

 

Moonlight & Starlight Snowshoe Tours

Like to hike at night? Night snowshoeing is a great way to extend your hiking season. Winter's white mantle transforms the familiar summer hiking trail into a snowy wonderland begging to be explored and if the forecast cooperates, the moon should make an appearance. Gear rental, instruction and guided tour included.

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Moonlight Snowshoeing Mt. Hood


 

 

XC Skiing Day Tour

Let Next Adventure take you to Mount Hood National Forest for a glide on the snow! Want a bigger thrill on a smaller hill? Cross-country skiing is a fun way to explore the snow-covered foothills of Mount Hood. Free XC Ski gear rental!

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xc skiing mt hood


 

 

Winter Camping Trip

Explore the pleasures of snow camping in the Cascade Mountains with Next Adventure Outdoor School! Share the thrill of winter's wilderness scene as we snowshoe into the Mt. Hood Wilderness with experienced local guides. Come learn how to make winter camping on Mount Hood warm, safe, comfortable - and more fun!

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Next Adventure Outdoor School Winter Camping Trip


 

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 [email protected]

 

Forest Service logo

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.