The Best Hiking in Oregon

Looking for the best hiking in Oregon? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Oregon. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Oregon

  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Hike Oneonta Gorge

    4.8
    1 mi
    *Currently closed (except a small portion of the upper trail between Multnomah Spur and Trail #444 on Larch Mountain)...here This hike is very short (1 mile roundtrip) but does take some time to do. The trail leads down from the road into a stream bed. You follow the stream bed upstream through a...
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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Latourell Falls Loop

    4.7
    2.4 mi / 520 ft gain
    Latourell Falls is a beautiful and unique waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. This amazing waterfall is just a few hundred yards from the road and parking lot. Once you park, there is a viewpoint for the falls that is straight ahead. The view from there isn't that great compared to ...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Metlako & Punchbowl Falls

    4.7
    5.52 mi / 1312 ft gain
    Note: The overlook at Metlako Falls is closed. Find out more info here. This is a fairly short hike. 2 miles in to Punchbowl Falls (past Metlako Falls) and then 2 miles out. I’ve done it in all sorts of conditions from 95 degree sunny summer days to a trip in a deep freeze where I got in my wets...
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  • Bagby Hot Springs, Oregon

    Hike to Bagby Hot Springs

    4.3
    3.4 mi
    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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  • 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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  • Portland, Oregon

    Hike the Wildwood Trail

    5.0
    10 mi / 450 ft gain
    Take the train to Washington Park and hike through the arboretum. This will bypass a few miles of Wildwood Trail, but you won't miss much.In the arboretum, the trail twists and turns through the trees, will smaller trails jutting off to the sides, through other groups of trees (each trail is aptl...
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  • Drake Crossing, Oregon

    Trail of Ten Falls Loop

    4.6
    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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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Visit Bridal Veil Falls

    4.1
    1.2 mi
    The trailhead for this short hike is right off of the Columbia River Highway just west of Multnomah Falls. You can't miss the parking lot for it; there is a sign for Bridal Veil and the parking lot is visible from the road.The hike is only 0.6 miles and has hardly any elevation gain (70 feet). Th...
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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Hike to Fairy Falls

    4.8
    2 mi
    Fairy Falls sits in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, not much more than a mile from the Wahkeena Trailhead. The parking lot is right off the Old Columbia River Highway and will be packed with cars in the summer.Head up the trail towards Wahkeena Falls, which is not far up the hill. This fal...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Snowshoe the Rim at Crater Lake NP

    4.3
    33 mi
    Why Go? Avoid the crowds in summer and have the entire 33 mile long rim and 21 square miles of beautiful Crater Lake to yourself. Sunrises and sunsets that will take your breath away; stars and a milky way you can get lost in for days. Expect solitude and beautiful scenery, nothing less. The 360 ...
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  • Lyons, Oregon

    Hike to the Opal Creek Pools

    4.6
    7 mi
    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 room to spread out for a picnic, this is a summertime magnet.Accessing the pools is a gift in and of itself – ...
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  • Clearwater, Oregon

    Toketee Falls

    4.5
    0.79 mi / 98 ft gain
    Toketee Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in all of Oregon, renowned for the graceful columnar basalt formation framing the two-stepped falls. The North Umpqua River has carved a sinuous gorge out of the lava flow, resulting in a waterfall of 113 feet in height - a 28 foot upper tier whi...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Tumalo Falls

    4.3
    0.42 mi / 62 ft gain
    The viewpoint is only footsteps from the parking area, and gives the best view of the 89-foot falls. A half mile trail leads visitors up to the upper viewpoint, right next to the falls. From there, Middle Tumalo Falls is around one and a quarter miles up the trail and Happy Valley is around three...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Ponytail Falls

    4.6
    0.85 mi / 463 ft gain
    Ponytail Falls is an easy 0.8 mile hike located in the gorge that begins at Horsetail Falls. After hiking up mild switchbacks, continue to your right at the first trailhead intersection. The path levels out before coming around the mountain and opening up to the waterfall. This is the easiest wa...
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  • Bridal Veil, Oregon

    Hike to the Vista of Angel's Rest

    4.3
    4.6 mi / 1450 ft gain
    The Columbia River Gorge is absolutely full of incredible hikes - that said, this is one of the best and requires less time and energy than some of the others.Starting at a paved parking lot right off the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway (note: it's a very popular trail so arrive early or yo...
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Hike to Sahalie and Koosah Falls

    4.8
    2.6 mi
    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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