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Top Hiking Spots in and near Oregon

  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Hike the Salmonberry Train Track Trail

    4.0
    10 mi / 275 ft gain
    Beware, there is no actual trailhead! This trail (Lower Salmonberry River Hike) starts on Lower Nehalem Rd (Foss Rd) where the Salmonberry River and the Nehalem River meet. Before you cross the tracks, find parking there (but be aware of private property) and follow the train tracks into the fore...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Hike Bessie Butte

    4.4
    1.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    Just a mere 15 minutes outside of Bend, Oregon the Bessie Butte Trail is a wonderfully scenic hike to overlook Bend on one side and the Deschutes National Forest on the other. The butte provides an excellent view of the surrounding mountains of which there are many: Mount Bachelor, The South Sist...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Salmon River Trail

    4.5
    4.4 mi / 50 ft gain
    Largely Flat Trail4.4 Miles roundtripOld Growth ForestRiver Scouting Opportunities There are seven trailheads all off to the right of E. Salmon River Road. All are easily accessible under normal conditions. The hike meanders alongside the river, providing ample opportunities to scout the river's...
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Matthieu Lakes via Lava Camp Lake Trail

    2.0
    6 mi / 922 ft gain
    Begin your hike at the Lava Camp Lake Trailhead. The trail winds through a forest flush with hemlock and fir while opening up into black lava flows. Continue for a little over two miles until you reach North Matthieu Lake. This is your first stop. Go for a swim out to the little island and have a...
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Hike through Pinnacles Valley at Crater Lake NP

    3.0
    1 mi / -100 ft gain
    These needle-like formations of rock, called fossil fumaroles, projecting from the Sand Creek Canyon floor, were formed under sheets of volcanic pumice that preceded Mazama's collapse. As the surface of the hot pumice cooled over the years, steam and gases were released by the hot rocks underneat...
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Frustration Falls

    3.0
    8.26 mi / 1854 ft gain
    The hike and possible rappel to Frustration Falls begins at the Salmon River trailhead right outside of Welches, Oregon. From the trailhead you follow the trail for about 4 miles at which point you reach Canyon View (Shown in pictures 5-6 above). From the main trail this is the only view of Frust...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Wilson River Trail

    3.0
    18.58 mi / 4879 ft gain
    This long trail provides hikers with great views of the corridor in the Coast Range. As the trail follows public land for the most part, there are a couple sections with steady elevation gains to avoid private land: near Lees Camp and Ryan Creek. Although the trail receives some of the most rain...
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  • Mosier, Oregon

    McCall Point

    4.0
    3.56 mi / 1168 ft gain
    The trail begins at the Rowena Crest Overlook on the Old Columbia River Highway between Hood River and the Dalles. Park at the Rowena Overlook, and you find the trail on the south side of the area. Follow the trail to the top of McCall Point. The trail is fairly level at first but then climbs ste...
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Surf Smuggler Cove

    5.0
    The beach in Oswald West State Park is one of the more secluded beaches on the Oregon coast. Most tourists tend to stay by Canon Beach and Seaside, Oregon, so this little gem gets much less traffic.The parking lot is right on the highway with plenty of parking, a bathroom, and a drinking fountai...
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  • High Prairie Trailhead, Oregon

    Lookout Mountain via High Prairie Trailhead

    2.69 mi / 531 ft gain
    Lookout Mountain should be the most popular destination in Oregon given its views to effort ratio. Mount Hood seems close enough to reach out and touch from the open, rocky summit, and views extend from the Three Sisters in the south to Mount Rainier to the north. While the hike is popular in the...
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  • Jordan Valley, Oregon

    Camp at Leslie Gulch

    4.8
    I think that when you decide to travel through Oregon, you anticipate a scenery that surrounds you in luscious green forests and crystal blue rivers that you cannot take your eyes off of. Rather at Leslie Gulch; it's about the volcanic "tuff" formations that tower over you.From Highway 93 heading...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Base of Mt. Thielsen via Mt. Thielsen Trail

    4.7
    7.26 mi / 1926 ft gain
    The Trail begins at Mt. Thielsen Trailhead/Sno Park and takes you up through a vast forest of pines. As you ascend, Diamond Lake will slowly start to peak through. Continue straight at mile marker 1.6 and keep an eye out for Mt. Thielsen ahead. Just before entering Mount Thielsen Wilderness aroun...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Snowshoe to Tamanawas Falls

    4.5
    3.6 mi / 590 ft gain
    Starting at the Sherwood Trailhead, follow the sign towards Tamanwas Falls. You will walk through the woods towards the river, and cross it on the log bridge. After crossing the creek, you will begin to head uphill. Keep going this way through the woods for nearly 2 miles, and you will reach the ...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Snowshoe to the Tilly Jane A-Frame

    5.0
    2.7 mi / 1900 ft gain
    Built in the 1930's, the Tilly Jane A-Frame sits on the North side of Mount Hood at around 6,000ft. The cabin is very popular during winter months as it is located only 1,000ft below the tree line and offers beautiful snowshoeing, hiking, skiing and snowboarding opportunities, yet is also a popul...
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  • Manzanita, Oregon

    Camp at Nehalem Bay State Park

    5.0
    Nehalem Bay State Park is a great central location on the Oregon Coast to use as a base camp, whether you want to go south to explore Cape Kiwanda or go north to photograph the famous Cannon Beach. There are six loops: A-F, and only A-C are open in the winter. The only first-come-first-served are...
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  • Beaver, Oregon

    Hike to Pheasant Creek Falls

    4.0
    4 mi / 800 ft gain
    Hike: The hike to Pheasant Creek Falls is just short continuation of nearby Niagara Falls. After reaching Niagara Falls, continue on the trail for about another 300 feet and you'll reach the more impressive, Pheasant Creek Falls.For more detailed information including a trail map and directions ...
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