Top Adventures in Cascadia

  • Hike to Soda Creek Falls

    Soda Creek Falls flows 150 feet down a curvy basalt rock groove at Cascadia State Park. The trail follows Soda Creek through a lush Oregon rain forest. The site was a former hotel and health spa with the mineral water from the creek as the main at...

    1.5 miles 370 ft gain

  • Bouldering on the Siren

    This boulder is to the right of Garden Variety...if you know then you know.An excellent problem with a lot of movement. Works up the stand alone prow near Garden Variety. Start low and heal out right on a good ledge. From there work up to the inve...

  • Hike McDowell Creek County Park

    GPS coordinates Lat: 44.46389 Long: -122.68278Exit off I-5 in Albany onto Highway 20 and proceed for approximately 20 miles to McDowell Creek Road and turn left, follow McDowell Creek Road - watching for signs for the park - for about 6 ½ miles, t...

  • Hike to Iron Mountain

    There are a couple of different routes to the summit of Iron Mountain. This adventure article focuses on the shorter but more strenuous 2.4 mile hike to the summit of Iron Mountain. To get there, drive to the upper trailhead (Trail # 3389) via Hig...

  • Hike the Middle Pyramid

    The Three Pyramids, half as tall as the better-known Three Sisters, are beautiful U-shaped glacial valleys, remnants of the Ice Age.To reach the top of Middle Pyramid, leave from the #3380 trailhead at the west end of the parking area. Early on th...

  • Relax at Bigalow Hot Springs

    Unlike many other springs you'll find, this pool has basically no barriers to entry – it is accessible via a short hike, has no fee, and is available year-round. While the temperature is less than 100 degrees, the scenic surroundings make up for t...

  • Mountain Bike the McKenzie River Trail

    Mountain biking the McKenzie River Trail should be on every serious mountain biker's to-do list, since this trail has repeatedly been cited as the best mountain biking in the United States. The whole trail is an all-day, 26 mile epic, losing 2200...

    26 miles -2200 ft gain

  • Hike around Clear Lake

    Once you arrive at Clear Lake, I suggest to start the relatively flat hike around the lake. You'll walk through a beautiful forest with peek-a-boo views of the stunning lake. The hike around the full lake may take a few hours, so if you're not sta...

    4 miles

  • Hike to Sahalie and Koosah Falls

    This loop might be on the shorter side, but the hike is more than worth it for the scenery. Start at Sahalie Falls, a 100-foot tall waterfall pouring into the river below and covering the moss-covered valley with cool mist. Continue down the trail...

    2.6 miles

  • Soak in Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs

    Soaking in Terwilliger (otherwise known as "Cougar") hot springs is a great way to relax and wind back while exploring the Cascades. A spring flows from a small cave and cascades into multiple pools leading down a small gully, creating pools which...

  • Snowshoe to the Mountain View Shelter

    A short hike from the sno-park, the snow shelter is within an hour's reach of the trailhead. Make sure to print a trail map of the area's routes ahead of time, or take a picture of the map provided in the parking lot, as the network of trails can ...

    4 miles 500 ft gain

  • Soak at Belknap Hot Springs

    This is a popular, family friendly spot, complete with two pools, indoor lodging, RV and tent camping, and hiking trails. The pools are kept at 185-195 degrees, with the smaller of the two being reserved for overnighters only. Day visitors are cha...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Lane County, Oregon

      Mona

      Overview Known for fishing, boating, canoeing and other water sports, Mona campground is located on the northwest shore of Blue River Reservoir. The campground is situated on a long, narrow strip o...

    • Lane County, Oregon

      Delta

      Overview Known for its access to rafting and drift boat fishing on the McKenzie River, Delta campground, located along a portion of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway, is one of the largest a...

    • Marcola, Oregon

      Shotgun Creek Recreation Site

      Overview The refreshing location with its lush, forest setting, coupled with comforts normally associated with an urban park, blend seamlessly at this popular day-use site. Here, one can immerse i...

    • Lane County, Oregon

      Mckenzie Bridge

      Overview McKenzie Bridge Campground is located an hour east of Eugene, Oregon. It rests in the shade of a towering grove of Douglas fir and Western red cedar trees along the banks of the McKenzie R...

    • Mckenzie River Trail

      Paradise In Oregon

      Overview Paradise Campground is indeed a paradise for campers. Tucked within a lush, old-growth forest of Douglas fir and western red cedar, the area portrays a sub-tropical vibe along the banks of...

    • Lane County, Oregon

      Horse Creek Group Campground

      Overview Horse Creek Group Campground is located on the banks of Horse Creek. The rushing water and tall Douglas fir trees offer a cool, shady spot to enjoy the outdoors. A picnic area offers a...

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