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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

  • Bend, Oregon

    Explore Arnold Ice Caves

    4.0
    0.95 mi / 26 ft gain
    ...Deep in the central Oregon Forest is a cave that is surrounded by Juniper Trees, Ponderosa Pines and the landscape of a secret volcanic underground world! This short hike is located roughly 12 miles East of Bend, and makes for an epic adventure for all to enjoy. A little history on the cave.....
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Hike Tam McArthur Rim Trail

    5.0
    5.2 mi / 1500 ft gain
    The Tam McArthur Rim Trail is a day hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness that will have you gaining about 1,500' of elevation for beautiful views of Three Creek Lake and the surrounding Three Sisters Mountains. On a clear day you can also catch a peak of Mt. Bachelor Ski Area.  The trail is less ...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Climb to Mt. Hood's Illumination Rock

    5.0
    6 mi / 3600 ft gain
    The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of beautiful, technical and fun Alpine ascents.  For those looking to feel the rush of mountaineering but not wanting to push for a summit attempt, Illumination Rock on the southwest ridge of Mt Hood, offers a beautiful way to spend an afternoon or potential...
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  • Joseph, Oregon

    Backpack Wallowa River Loop

    51 mi / 11400 ft gain
    This trip begins at the Wallowa Lake Trailhead at the south end of the lake. Permits are free and self-issued at the trailhead. Parking is also free!Follow the West Fork Wallowa Trail (#1820) for 3.1 miles until you reach Ice Lake Trail (#1808). Take a right on 1808 if you want to do the Ice Lake...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Visit the Lady of the Woods at Crater Lake

    0.3 mi / 100 ft gain
    Start your adventure behind the Steel Visitor Center, halfway between the Mazama Village entrance of Crater Lake National Park and the lake itself. It won't take long before you stumble upon the mystery that is the Lady of the Woods: a dazzling, intricate sculpted rock that experts are unsure whe...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Ruckel Creek Falls

    4.0
    1.21 mi / 194 ft gain
    Park at the Eagle Creek Trailhead, and backtrack out towards the highway. Take the path to the right and walk alongside the highway for nearly a half mile. Stop when you are on the bridge and see the Ruckel Creek Trail to your right. If you look left, you will notice a waterfall dropping below yo...
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  • Fort Rock, Oregon

    Explore Fort Rock State Park

    4.5
    There's a great beginners hike inside the rock crater itself, and if you drive on the dirt road on the south side of the rock you can get to some great vista points and photography spots.This is great during the day or night (amazing starry views on clear nights), and you can get here any time of...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Veda Lake Trail

    4.0
    2.5 mi / 748 ft gain
    This hike starts at the Fir Tree Trailhead and is an out and back 2.8 mile round trip. It's short, but there's 660 feet of elevation gain. To start, you climb steeply then it's an easy hike to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the lake. The trail descends via switchbacks down to the lake for the ...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Hike Mt. Bachelor Sunrise to Summit

    4.5
    6 mi / 2615 ft gain
    The Sunrise to Summit Trail on Mt. Bachelor is the easiest and most straightforward way for peakbaggers to reach the summit of one of Central Oregon’s classic volcano climbs. The top boasts views of Broken Top, the Three Sisters, and even Mt. Jefferson beyond. Mt. Bachelor’s official Sunrise to S...
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  • Jackson County, Oregon

    Backpack to Devil's Peak and the Seven Lakes Basin

    3.0
    13.7 mi / 3050 ft gain
    Starting at at elevation of 5250 feet, the trail climbs steadily from the trailhead for approximately 3.3 miles to pass at 6900 feet. From here you will come to a junction where going right will lead to Devils Peak and the PCT and going left (straight) will take down into the basin. If you starte...
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  • Lakeside, Oregon

    Hike the John Dellenback Dune Trail

    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    I think the greatest appeal of the John Dellenback area is its diversity.  The varied coastal ecosystems, including a creek and forest with moisture-loving souls like the newts and gigantic slugs contrasts significantly with the expansive sand dunes just beyond the edge of the tree line.  In one ...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Short Hike to Munson Creek Falls

    4.0
    0.4 mi
    Located just outside of Tillamook, Oregon, Munson Creek Falls is a must do if you're in the area. Standing at almost 320 feet tall, Munson Creek Falls is one of few waterfalls in Oregon that is over 300ft tall.Because of heavy storms in the area there has been a build up of fallen trees around th...
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Hike to Plaikni Falls

    5.0
    Starting on the Crater Lake East Rim Drive near the Phantom Ship Overlook, take the Pinnacles Road 1.2 miles until you see the Plaikni Falls trailhead on your left.The Plaikni Falls trail is an easy 2.0 mile roundtrip hike through an old-growth forest to a waterfall.The first 3/4 of the trail is ...
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  • Hood River, Oregon

    Punchbowl Falls

    4.5
    0.42 mi / 92 ft gain
    Getting to Punchbowl Falls is a super quick hike to a fun cliff-jumping swimming hole and waterfall. Be careful hiking the steep trail to the falls. Make use of the rope. Be VERY careful approaching the edge of the cliff higher up and know your limits when it comes to jumping. Always walk down a...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Bike the Timothy Lake Trail

    4.5
    15 mi
    Located about 2 hours outside of Portland, Timothy lake is a great home base to adventure from. It has many campgrounds, lots of lake access and great loop around the lake that is open to both hiking and Mt biking. While the hiking loop is 13 miles, the Mt. bike loop is 15 since you need to make ...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Hike to Lucky Lake

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 405 ft gain
    Located just 4.36 miles past the popular Elk Lake Day Use turnoff, the trailhead is on the right side of the highway, marked by a small 'trailhead' sign. The hike begins at the Senoj Lake Trailhead and climbs up to the lake for 1.26 miles. Once you reach the lake, you can choose to go left or rig...
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