Dixie Butte - a 7,500' peak with a road to the top. Sound boring? Try it in the winter. What may otherwise be a slog up a dusty double track becomes a trek through a peaceful and empty forest. And don't let the height fool you - once you break above treeline you're treated to views often reserved for peaks with 5-digit elevations.
One of my favorite type of hikes is the "Natural Phenomenon" hike. A hike that allows you to witness something that transcends the already-spectacular beauty of the outdoors and gives you a once-a-season or even once-a-lifetime experience. My hike last weekend to Smith Creek Falls definitely qualifies.