Foster, Oregon

Top Spots in and near Foster

  • Foster, Oregon

    Iron Mountain

    4.7
    1.79 mi / 610 ft gain
    Getting There There are a couple of different routes to the summit of Iron Mountain. This adventure article focuses on the shorter but more strenuous hike to the summit of Iron Mountain. To get there, drive to the upper trailhead (Trail # 3389) via Highway 20. Take Forest Service Road (FSR) 035 ...
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  • Linn County, Oregon

    Mountain Bike the McKenzie River Trail

    26 mi / -2200 ft gain
    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 feet of elevation as it parallels the McKenzie Ri...
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Hike around Clear Lake

    4.7
    4 mi
    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 staying the night, make sure you have enough time to ...
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  • Linn County, Oregon

    Koosah Falls Trail

    5.0
    0.86 mi / 180 ft gain
    Koosah Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Sisters, Oregon.
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Sahalie and Koosah Falls Loop

    4.8
    2.42 mi / 545 ft gain
    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, walking past the 70-foot Koosah Falls, and finis...
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  • Foster, Oregon

    Hike the Middle Pyramid

    4.5
    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 there is a creek crossing (the bridge was still wash...
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  • Linn County, Oregon

    Tamolitch Blue Pool

    5.0
    3.56 mi / 253 ft gain
    The hike out to Tamolitch Pool, or "Blue Pool," is 2 miles each way and follows the McKenzie River to a lava flow pool. Off Highway 126 14 miles east of McKenzie Bridge, turning into the Trailbridge Campground, drive right 1/3 of a mile to the trailhead. The trail is relatively flat, which gives ...
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Snowshoe to the Mountain View Shelter

    5.0
    4 mi / 500 ft gain
    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 get you a little lost.From the parking lot, make s...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Bigelow Hot Springs

    2.0
    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 the slightly less than hot water.
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Backpack to Santiam Lake via Duffy Lake Trailhead

    9.94 mi / 1362 ft gain
    You start by weaving through an old-growth forest, gaining a little elevation, appreciating the shade, before you come up out and into the alpine forest the majority of the hike will take place in.  You will quickly reach your first of many intersections within ~.1 mile into the trail. Be sure t...
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Duffy Lake Trail

    6.92 mi / 869 ft gain
    Duffy Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Idanha, Oregon.
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Camp at Big Lake

    The crystal clear waters of Big Lake sit at an elevation of 4,600 ft. in the Willamette National Forest, on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range. The Big Lake Campground (N 44 22.439 W 121 53.599) lies on the western shore of Big Lake, at the top of the Santiam Pass near Hoodoo Ski Re...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Belknap Hot Springs

    4.5
    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 charged an hourly fee.
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Three Fingered Jack Loop

    3.8
    24.07 mi / 3537 ft gain
    Begin this 2-3 day backpacking trek at the Santiam Pass trailhead off Highway 20, 31 miles east of Detroit and 21 miles west of Sisters, Oregon. You can begin the loop either north on the PCT or East on trail #4014 towards Square Lake (as it is a loop) I would recommend heading east. It's a 2.2 ...
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Backpack to Square and Booth Lakes

    2.0
    8 mi / 240 ft gain
    This is an easy access, fairly short backpacking trip to a high mountain lake, which is good for kids. A super dusty, dry and smoke permeated trip to the base of Three Fingered Jack. Forest fires raging throughout the northwest poured smoke in to the entire western half of the state during this A...
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  • Linn County, Oregon

    Coffin Mountain Fire Lookout

    5.0
    2.67 mi / 873 ft gain
    Coffin Mountain Fire Lookout is a beautiful day hike that takes you to its summit at 5771 feet elevation, covering roughly 1070 feet elevation gain. To get to the Coffin Mt. trailhead from Detroit OR, travel east on Highway 22 for approximately 19.5 miles to Forest Road 11 (Straight Creek Road)....
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Camping and Lodging in Foster

Fish Lake Remount Depot Cabins
Sisters, Oregon

Fish Lake Remount Depot Cabins

Olallie On Mckenzie Highway
Linn County, Oregon

Olallie On Mckenzie Highway

Big Lake
Sisters, Oregon

Big Lake

Big Lake West Campground
Sisters, Oregon

Big Lake West Campground

Mona
Lane County, Oregon

Mona

Paradise In Oregon
Mckenzie River Trail

Paradise In Oregon

Guides, Insights and Stories from Foster

A Mountain Biker's Dream Hotel: LOGE Bend, Oregon

A Mountain Biker's Dream Hotel: LOGE Bend, Oregon

Liam McNally

An Overnight Journey to Oregon's Green Lakes

An Overnight Journey to Oregon's Green Lakes

Garrett Schmidt

Beginner Backpacking in Central Oregon: Misadventures Along the Broken Top Loop Trail

Beginner Backpacking in Central Oregon: Misadventures Along the Broken Top Loop Trail

Jacqueline McGraw