Gales Creek is located in Oregon’s Coast Range, just off highway 6. It’s a good place to go for a quick hike that’s not crowded, and a short drive from Portland. We hiked about 2.5 miles in, then turned around and hiked out. There’s a campground at the trailhead, so there were families with kids hiking. Great to see them getting started so young! It’s also a popular spot for mountain biking.