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The Ultimate Oregon Adventure Bucket List

You'll never run out of adventures in Oregon.

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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

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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