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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

  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Cooper Spur

    5.0
    6.87 mi / 3097 ft gain
    Cooper Spur is located on the north east side of Mount Hood. This is the hike to do if you want to get up close and personal with the mountain. To get there you have to drive around 10 miles up a bumpy dirt road, once off the main road. Low-clearance vehicles can make it but high clearance vehic...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Hike to Sandy Glacier Caves

    4.5
    12.5 mi / 2800 ft gain
    The hike to the caves begins at Top Spur Trailhead. The hike to McNeil Point is 5.4 miles one way, and 2200 feet of elevation gain. The trail starts in the forest, but will eventually open up to views of Mt Hood, as well as St. Helens, Adams and Rainier on a clear day.There is a shortcut up to Mc...
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  • Arch Cape, Oregon

    Cape Falcon Trail

    5.0
    4.67 mi / 561 ft gain
    Cape Falcon is one of two major hikes within Oswald West State Park, fifteen minutes south of Canon Beach on the Oregon Coast. Park in the lot at the trailhead off Highway 101 and head in. After a half a mile or so you’ll come to a junction with options for “The Beach” or “Cape Falcon”. Go right ...
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  • Arch Cape, Oregon

    Hug Point Waterfall and Cave

    4.6
    0.67 mi / 141 ft gain
    Hug Point is located just 4-5 miles south of the famous Cannon Beach along HWY 101 and is a must stop on any travel along the Oregon coast. Hug Point got its name from the original travelers to this beautiful area. Without the modern day highways we know today, visitors to this rugged coast line ...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Tumala (Squaw) Mountain

    4.7
    4.51 mi / 1099 ft gain
    On a clear day, this short, secluded hike offers breath-taking views of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Jefferson, as well as of downtown Portland, Coast Range, and the Roaring River Wilderness. Begin the hike from the Twin Springs Trailhead and immediately take your fi...
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Misery Ridge Loop

    5.0
    2.57 mi / 774 ft gain
    This hike takes you on a tour of the park, starting out with a steep climb up to the top of the formations and then back down past Monkey Face and to the canyon floor.  It's a very popular place so if you're hoping for solitude start early -- the light on the rock walls will be worth rising earl...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Mount Defiance

    3.7
    12.55 mi / 5167 ft gain
    This hike starts at the Starvation Creek Rest Area. After parking, head west back along the shoulder of the freeway, where you’ll see a wooden sign stating “Mt. Defiance Trail.” Continue heading west along the abandoned Columbia River Highway. Keep going west as you pass the junction with the Sta...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Tomlike Mountain

    4.5
    7.65 mi / 1198 ft gain
    Beginning at the Wahtum Lake trailhead, follow the Wahtum Lake Express trail down to the shore and head east (right) around the lake. At the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail, follow the Herman Creek Trail to the east (right, again). You'll begin your ascent out of the Wahtum Lake bowl and to...
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Neahkahnie Mountain Trail

    5.0
    3.3 mi / 1142 ft gain
    This hike can be done as either a loop or an out-and-back beginning from either the North or the South trailhead, both located off Route 101. If opting for the loop you will have to walk ~1 mile on the highway to connect back to your starting point. Since we were hiking with our kids we wanted t...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Chinidere Mountain

    4.8
    3.18 mi / 1150 ft gain
    The easy version of the Chinidere Mountain hike starts Wahtum Lake Trailhead. The road to the parking lot for Wahtum Lake is paved and thus very easy to access in summer and before snowfall in autumn! The mountain sits across the lake from the parking lot and there are several trails that will ta...
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Summit Trail Loop at Smith Rock

    4.6
    6.87 mi / 1506 ft gain
    Smith Rock State Park is an iconic PNW canyon that's become one of the rock climbing capitals of the country, and known worldwide for its sport climbing routes. And while climbing draws crowds year-round, adventurers also visit for its trail system boasting sweeping Central Oregon volcano views. ...
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  • Cannon Beach, Oregon

    Crescent Beach Trail

    5.0
    2.28 mi / 797 ft gain
    Head off the 101 to Ecola State Park and drive to the large main car area. From here the trailhead is located just above the restroom facility and is well signed, you can't miss the huge placard. Starting with a few short incline stair sets, you will hit the main roadway; follow the sidewalk for ...
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  • Gaston, Oregon

    Short Hike to University Falls

    4.0
    0.6 mi / 180 ft gain
    The 0.3 mile hike to University Falls seems longer than it is because you'll be stopping to take pictures every step of the way. No, you're not in an enchanted forest, you're in the Tillamook National Forest. The waterfall you're about to find, however, certainly is enchanting.From Portland, head...
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  • Jordan Valley, Oregon

    Backpack the Painted Canyon Loop, Honeycombs Wilderness

    4.3
    9.04 mi / 1237 ft gain
    The Honeycombs Wilderness Area is one of those top secret spots that backpackers don't like to talk about in fear of it being revealed. The thing that makes this trip special is just that: isolation. The trailhead is just west of the Oregon/Idaho border but is best to approach from the Idaho sid...
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  • Detroit, Oregon

    Dome Rock via the Upper Trailhead

    2.36 mi / 479 ft gain
    From Highway 22 at the Breitenbush River Bridge, in Detroit, turn north on to French Creek Rd. Drive up French Creek about 7.7 miles to the Upper TH #3379/3381 to Dome Rock and Tumble Lake. The trail can be found on the left side of the road and is easily seen after you pass it. It's best to pass...
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  • Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Clearwater Falls

    4.3
    0.15 mi / 7 ft gain
    This has to be one of the most overlooked waterfalls in Oregon. It doesn't get a lot of publicity, and it's tucked away in south-central Oregon. As such, many people don't pay it much attention. That's too bad. Clearwater Falls can be found just off Highway 138, near mile marker 69. Clearwater F...
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