The Ultimate Oregon Adventure Bucket List

You'll never run out of adventures in Oregon.

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March 13, 2017

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Oregon is home to some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in America. From Crater Lake National Park, to the summit of Mount Hood, to the canyons of Smith Rock, the supply of adventure seems to never end. You could spend weeks in the Columbia River Gorge alone and still only scratch the surface. With spring just around the corner, it's time to start mapping out your adventures and this list should help get the ball rolling. We'll see you out there!

1. Hike Oneonta Gorge


Photo: Michael Matti

2. Snowshoe the Rim at Crater Lake NP


Photo: Dan Loch

3. Hike and Camp at Smith Rock


Photo: Jessica Dales

4. Camp at Trillium Lake


Photo: Kyle Szegedi

5. Backpack to the Wallowas’ Mirror Lake


Photo: Roark Nelson

6. Short Hike to Abiqua Falls


Photo: Whitney Whitehouse

7. Hike to the Opal Creek Pools


Photo: Michael Graw

8. Kiteboard in the Columbia River Gorge


Photo: Alex Anderson

9. Hike to Toketee Falls


Photo: Eric Johnson

10. Hike to Munra Point


Photo: Eric Johnson

11. Hike to Marion Falls


Photo: Richard Bacon

12. Soak in the Summer Lake Hot Springs


Photo: Aaron Selig

13. Explore Latourell Falls


Photo: Michael Matti

14. Explore Cannon Beach


Photo: Kyle Szegedi

15. Hike to Sahalie and Koosah Falls


Photo: Eric Johnson

16. Hike to Wahclella Falls


Photo: Vic Garcia

17. Hike up Saddle Mountain


Photo: Erik Sanders

18. Soak in Umpqua Hot Springs


Photo: Aaron White

19. Hike to Metlako and Punchbowl Falls


Photo: Vic Garcia

20. Backpack to Russell Lake


Photo: Erik Sanders

21. Explore Cape Kiwanda


Photo: Kimberley Kacho

22. Hike to Coffin Mountain Fire Lookout


Photo: Jeffrey Green

23. Explore Multnomah Falls


Photo: Michael Matti

24. Swim at Three Pools


Photo: Chandler Schoonmaker

25. Hike Broken Top Mountain


Photo: Whitney Whitehouse

26. Hike to Battle Ax Mountain


Photo: Jeffrey Green

27. Camp at Lost Lake


Photo: Austin Jackson

28. Photograph the Painted Hills


Photo: Lorene Voskinarian

29. Climb Tom, Dick, and Harry Mountain


Photo: Dan Moe

30. Hike to the Gold Butte Fire Lookout


Photo: Jeffrey Green

31. Explore Ecola State Park


Photo: George Bruce Nelson

32. Explore Bridal Veil Falls


Photo: Michael Matti

33. Backpack the Painted Canyon Loop, Honeycombs Wilderness


Photo: Dusty Klein

34. Hike the Cooks Ridge Trail at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area


Photo: Dan Moe

35. Mountain Bike the Deschutes River Trail


Photo: David Schelske

36. Raft the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River


Photo: John Sunich

37. Snowshoe to the Tilly Jane A-Frame


Photo: Sarah Vaughn

38. Cimb the Mt. Hood Summit


Photo: Nolan Smith

39. Hike to Mossy Grotto Falls


Photo: Chase Dekker

40. Hike the Trail of Ten Falls Loop


Photo: Jhamil Bader

Cover photo: Jessica Dales

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.