Portland & Beyond: An Outdoor Adventure With Your Grandchild

Zip, raft, kayak and bike your way through the great outdoors with your grandchild, all while learning why eco-friendly Portland is one of the coolest cities around!
Program No. 24157RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Not only is Portland, Oregon full of magnificent parks and gardens, it’s the perfect gateway to the great outdoors! Just beyond the city sits a world of natural wonders, from thundering waterfalls to rushing rivers — and you and your grandchild will explore them together in unforgettable ways. Soar over towering trees at a zipline park, practice your rafting skills along the Clackamas River and spot birds as you pass a wildlife refuge on a kayaking expedition. You’ll also learn how Portland has become of the most eco-friendly cities in the U.S. as you set out on an urban hike with experts, explore local neighborhoods by public transportation and more! Both inside the city and beyond, this fun-filled adventure is sure to put the “great” in the great outdoors!
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • See booming waterfalls up close during expert-led hikes and biking excursions to Latourell Falls, Shepperd’s Dell, Bridal Veil, Multnomah Falls and Wahkeena Falls.
  • Learn about local wildlife as you kayak past a wildlife refuge on the Willamette River and spend a day rafting on the Upper Clackamas River.
  • Soar among huge Douglas Firs and Western Red Cedars at a zipline park, a thrilling bonding experience!

General Notes

For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out "Portland & Beyond: An Outdoor Adventure With Your Family" (#24158).
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Agents of Chaos
by Stephen L. Harris
In the Path of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens
by Richard Waitt
We'll All Go Home In The Spring
by Robert Bennett
Participating in Nature
by Thomas Elpel
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
by David Canterbury
Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens
by Steve Olson
The Oregon Trail
by Francis Parkman

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