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    • Silverton, Oregon

      Camp in Silver Falls State Park

      4.6
      8.7 mi / 1300 ft gain
      If you're thinking of hiking the Trail of Ten Falls Loop and staying overnight, there are 42 tent campsites (available from April – Oct) as well as 14 rustic cabins. With multiple beds, heat, electricity, a covered porch, and a small fridge, they provide the perfect respite after a long day of ex...
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    • Drake Crossing, Oregon

      Trail of Ten Falls Loop

      4.7
      7.16 mi / 1178 ft gain
      The unique feature of South Falls, Lower South Falls, and Middle North Falls are the paths that pass behind the falls providing an amazing visual and auditory experience; however, be sure to have a good bag for your equipment to avoid water damage and a decent jacket (preferably water-resistant)....
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    • Silverton, Oregon

      South Silver Falls

      5.0
      2.14 mi / 361 ft gain
      South Silver Falls is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Silverton, Oregon.
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    • Silverton, Oregon

      Short Hike to Abiqua Falls

      4.9
      1 mi / 180 ft gain
      This trail is unmarked and a little rough and rugged. The land is privately owned by Mount Angel Abbey, but they don't appear to have problems with courteous hikers. Walking out of the parking area back up the road in the direction you came from, you’ll pass one dirt trail right at the ending of ...
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    • Scotts Mills, Oregon

      Short Hike to Upper Butte Creek Falls

      4.0
      0.6 mi / 100 ft gain
      From Scott Mills Follow Crooked Finger RD NE for 13.3 Miles to the Upper Butte Creek Trailhead. The last 2-3 miles or so is gravel road with some potholes but most cars shouldn't have a problem.The path down to the falls starts near the bathrooms. A short .3 mile walk on a few switchbacks and y...
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    • Stayton, Oregon

      Shellburg Falls

      3.2
      3.7 mi / 520 ft gain
      This hike is currently closed due to fire damage. Please check the Oregon.gov website or the call the Oregon Department of Forestry (503-859-4344) for updates.  The hike, including the initial 1.25 mile gravel road to the trailhead, is easy to complete within 1-2 hours and only requires a modera...
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    • Molalla, Oregon

      Huckleberry, Mark's and Looney's Gate Loop

      4.0
      3.72 mi / 702 ft gain
      Huckleberry, Mark's and Looney's Gate Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Molalla, Oregon.
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    • Woodburn, Oregon

      Explore the Woodburn Shoe Tulip Farm

      4.0
      The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is open 9am-6pm and offers the public a chance to see their 40 acres of Tulips for a limited time during the year. Their tulip fest goes from late March to early May so double check to make sure they're open before you go.For $5 a person or $20 for a car this place off...
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    • Lyons, Oregon

      Henline Falls Trail

      5.0
      1.71 mi / 312 ft gain
      The trail is a washed out, old mining road making its way through a lush forest with a mix of ferns, moss covered trees, and towering Douglas Firs with trees blown over from wind storms lining both sides of the trail. I call those Big Foot traps. The trail comes to a fork, stay to the left you ar...
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    • Lyons, Oregon

      Swim at Three Pools

      5.0
      To get there from Salem, Follow Hwy. 22 east to Mehama. Turn on Little North Santiam Road (FS 2209) and proceed for 12 miles to Three Pools Day Use Area. Three Pools is by far one of the most popular swimming holes in the Northwest. With multiple swimming holes within just feet from one another i...
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    • Lyons, Oregon

      Cedar Flat and Kopetski Trail Loop

      9.62 mi / 958 ft gain
      On Saturday, I slid into the backseat alongside weekend belongings crammed in the car trunk. Backpacks with patches and streaks of dust. Bags of food that could be cooked over the flames of a fire. We drove south on the 5, leaving Portland and crossing through Salem, as Lake Street Dive albums p...
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    • Gates, Oregon

      Opal Creek Pools Loop

      4.6
      6.6 mi / 663 ft gain
      Note: this trail is closed due to fire damage. For more updates, please visit the Forest Service website.  The Opal Creek pools are a wonderful place to visit year-round, but they’re a true oasis on a hot summer day. With a variety of rock outcroppings and ledges to jump off of, and plenty of ro...
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    • Salem, Oregon

      Minto-Brown Island Park

      7.3 mi / 492 ft gain
      Minto-Brown Island Park Tail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Salem, Oregon.
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    • Salem, Oregon

      Bridge and Orchard

      3.26 mi / 220 ft gain
      Bridge and Orchard is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Salem, Oregon.
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    • Gates, Oregon

      Natural Rock Arch

      5.0
      0.68 mi / 449 ft gain
      The Santiam Forest is well known for its many beautiful spots, but this one is fairly uncommon. It's likely you will be the only person out here. Since it's such a short hike, just about a mile round trip, you could easily make it a pit stop on your way to or from someplace else and not have to w...
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    • Clackamas County, Oregon

      Bagby Hot Springs

      4.3
      2.91 mi / 397 ft gain
      Bagby Hot Springs is actually a set of amazing bathhouses nestled in the forest outside of Estacada. They are one of Oregon’s most poplar hot springs, and for good reason. The hike into the hot springs is easy and quite scenic. You’ll cross a bridge over Nohorn Creek and follow the Hot Springs Fo...
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    Camping and Lodging in Drake Crossing

    Fishermens Bend
    Mill City, Oregon

    Fishermens Bend

    Hoover Campground
    Detroit, Oregon

    Hoover Campground

    Southshore At Detroit Lake
    Detroit, Oregon

    Southshore At Detroit Lake

    Kingfisher
    Estacada, Oregon

    Kingfisher

    Lazy Bend
    Estacada, Oregon

    Lazy Bend

    Cove Creek
    Detroit, Oregon

    Cove Creek

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Drake Crossing

    The 10 Best Campsites near Portland, OR

    The 10 Best Campsites near Portland, OR

    The Outbound Collective

    My Five Favorite Parks in Portland, OR

    My Five Favorite Parks in Portland, OR

    Adam Edwards

    10 Must-Do Winter Adventures near Portland, Oregon

    10 Must-Do Winter Adventures near Portland, Oregon

    The Outbound Collective

    The Best 7 Hikes Within 90 Minutes of Portland

    The Best 7 Hikes Within 90 Minutes of Portland

    Austin Jackson