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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

  • Corbett, Oregon

    Wahkeena Falls

    4.0
    0.48 mi / 427 ft gain
    This Waterfall is located along the Colombia River Gorge and is surrounded by many other, much more trafficked waterfalls so it gets a lot fewer visitors. This is a beautiful spot to relax at, take photos, and get away from some of the crowds. The bottom of the falls end right at the parking lot ...
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  • Cloverdale, Oregon

    Cape Lookout

    4.5
    4.74 mi / 1135 ft gain
    Cape Lookout is a two-mile long peninsula that juts into the Pacific Ocean from Oregon's rugged coastline. The park features more than 170 campsites, yurts, rustic cabins, and a day-use area, all located a short walk from the beach. There are roughly 10 miles of trails ranging from easy to mode...
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  • Scotts Mills, Oregon

    Upper Butte Creek Falls

    4.0
    0.73 mi / 308 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...
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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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  • Lincoln City, Oregon

    Hike to God's Thumb

    4.0
    2 mi / 800 ft gain
    From Road's End State Park, map your way to the end of NE Port Street and park on a pull off next to the described gate: on your right you'll see the gate with three skinny trees to the right of it. You'll want to park as close to this gate as possible, this will be in between some houses on a hi...
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  • Maupin, Oregon

    White River Falls

    4.4
    0.78 mi / 177 ft gain
    White River Falls is perfect for those looking for an easy hike with great rewards. From the parking lot, it is a brisk walk to a view point, where you can immediately take in the gorgeous falls! To get down to the bottom of the falls, turn left and begin walking down the trail. You will cross a...
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    South Sister via Devil's Lake Trailhead

    5.0
    11.8 mi / 4900 ft gain
    Not only is South Sister a stunning image and visible from hundreds of miles throughout Central Oregon, but it is a great beginner climb to introduce hikers to high altitude mountain life. As long as you’re mentally prepared, have good physical endurance, and pack right, there’s no reason why thi...
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  • Prospect, Oregon

    Mill Creek Falls & Barr Creek Falls

    5.0
    1.54 mi / 315 ft gain
    Mill Creek Falls is a lesser-known gem in Southern Oregon. At 173 ft it is one of the tallest in the area, and Barr Creek Falls, plunging 240 ft, is less than a quarter mile further down the trail. The viewpoints can be accessed year-round though flows often fluctuate and spring/winter may best f...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Dry Creek Falls via PCT

    4.3
    4.44 mi / 1191 ft gain
    This is a 4.4 mile out and back hike with only 710 feet in elevation gain. From the parking area at the Bridge of The Gods Trailhead, make your way across the road to the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs parallel with I-84. Shortly you'll run into a street that goes under I-84. Make your way up...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Sparks Lake Loop

    5.0
    1.41 mi / 49 ft gain
    Sparks Lake is the perfect place to bring the whole family for a hike and to see the beauty of the Cascade Mountains reflecting on the water. This spot is slightly typicaly less crowded than nearby lakes and this trail tends to be less popular than other trails around Sparks Lake. Don't expect to...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Larch Mountain's Summit

    4.0
    13.28 mi / 4629 ft gain
    Done as a loop or one way shuttle (in summer/fall), the full Larch Mountain experience starts at the large (but still always full) Multnomah Falls parking lot. There you'll have the chance to grab a final snack, use the restroom, and fill water bottles before joining all the "tourist" hikers on t...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Deschutes River Trail Loop

    4.7
    3.18 mi / 203 ft gain
    There are quite a few urban trails along the Deschutes River, but my favorite runs just South of the Old Mill District near the Farewell Bend Park. Here you will find a gravel loop trail that is private and relaxing, but also very convenient to other amenities such as restrooms, shops, and resta...
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Short Sands Beach

    5.0
    1.16 mi / 184 ft gain
    It is located just off the side of highway 101 north of Manzanita and south of Cannon Beach. To get here, you need to just pull off into the Oswald West parking lot on the ocean side of the freeway. From here, It is just a short walk through the old growth forrest covered in dense green moss wher...
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  • Cascade Summit, Oregon

    Diamond Creek Falls

    5.0
    2.92 mi / 443 ft gain
    The beginning of this trail starts at the parking lot of Salt Creek Falls, right off of the 58 freeway. During the winter months, there's a gate blocking the road to the parking lot. You can park at the gate and it's a 0.6 mile walk to the beginning of the Salt Creek Falls trailhead. If you haven...
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  • Dorena, Oregon

    Hike to Spirit, Moon, and Pinard Falls

    4.2
    2.8 mi / 630 ft gain
    Spirit Falls is the first stop on this adventure. From the parking pull-out walk a short distance of 0.4 miles to the 40 foot fan falls. Don't let the small size deter you, this is a pretty little falls, with a lovely stroll through an old growth forest and beautiful little trilliums. There is a ...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Explore the Lava River Cave

    5.0
    Located just 12 miles South of Bend and 5 miles Northeast of Sunriver in the Deschutes National Forest, the Lava River Cave is a unique experience the whole family can enjoy. To get there from Bend, drive South on Highway 97 for about 10 miles until you see a large sign for the Lava Lands Visitor...
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