The former manager at a hotel and restaurant in Gold Beach, Oregon, Dean Lee McKinney has been working in the hospitality industry since 1999. Now based in Portland, Dean Lee McKinney enjoys hiking in his free time.
Portland, Oregon, is a city packed with biking and hiking trails for locals and tourists. The Pittock Mansion hike, for instance, is nestled into northwest Portland, which makes it an accessible destination for hikers, offering beautiful views of the city. The largest extinct volcano in Portland, Powell Butte, is also famous among hikers, with its 2.15-mile lollipop loop that combines Summit Lane and Mountain View Trail. In total, Powell Butte features nine miles of trails.
Council Crest is one of the highest points in Portland, and the hike to the top pays off. It runs along a trail through the Marquam Nature Park, a quiet forested area for hikers who enjoy peaceful moments and exquisite views. Marquam Nature Park is also a popular spot among people who enjoy walking meditation or trail running.