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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

  • Florence, Oregon

    Explore Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint

    5.0
    1 mi / 150 ft gain
    At the mouth of Cape Creek sits a beautiful cove with one of the best views in Oregon. Above the sandy beach and sea stacks, rises the Heceta Head Lighthouse, a 100-year-old+ structure that's been laboriously restored and kept in working condition. At night, this quiet piece of the Oregon coast g...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Hike along Short Beach, Oregon

    5.0
    0.25 mi / 200 ft gain
    Hike: The trail is basically a handmade wooden staircase that takes you all the way down to the beach, so once you locate it, just keep following the stairs all the way down until you've reached the beach.Directions: Drive North along Cape Meares Loop Rd just past Oceanside until you reach the po...
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  • Astoria, Oregon

    Youngs River Falls

    4.5
    0.33 mi / 59 ft gain
    Youngs River Falls is a scenic 50-foot waterfall on Youngs River, about 15 minutes outside of Astoria. The falls are somewhat unique in that the base is located only about 10 feet above sea level From Astoria. The falls have been featured in several movies, most notably Free Willy 2 and Teenage M...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Lost Lake Butte Trail

    3.5
    3.51 mi / 1302 ft gain
    This is a great hike for those who are visiting Lost Lake. There's a steady 1200ft elevation climb all the way to the summit, so the hike will give you a good workout, but is worth it in the end. To begin this hike, make your way to the Lost Lake Campground Amphitheater Stage (off of NF Dev RD ...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Tumalo Mountain Trail

    4.6
    There is an official trail to the summit that begins just North of the Dutchman Flat Sno-Park parking area. The trail is signed and states 1.5 miles to the summit. When there is snow on the ground, you will not see the the official trail. You will need snowshoes or skins, but you just head straig...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Mt. Thielsen Summit

    2.8
    8.88 mi / 3291 ft gain
    It may look quite intimidating from the base and surrounding areas but this hike/climb to the summit is quite straightforward and the standard route is non-technical. That being said, there are areas with some significant exposure with 2200 foot drops on its north and east faces that will definit...
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  • Joseph, Oregon

    Backpack the Hurricane Creek Trail

    5.0
    24 mi / 3200 ft gain
    This very gradual, easy trail that ends at the Lakes Basin, which is comprised of many lakes such as Mirror Lake, Sunshine Lake, and Moccasin Lake. These lakes can also be accessed by the Two Pan Trailhead, which is a shorter, but steeper hike.There is also a great side hike about a quarter of a ...
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Tryon Creek Outer Loop

    4.5
    5.12 mi / 554 ft gain
    Tryon Creek State Park has a fantastic, well-maintained trail system that’s a great alternative to Portland’s downtown Washington Park and Forest Park. It’s a super family-friendly area with a Nature Center that hosts kid’s events year-round. This entire area is relatively small and therefore eas...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    King's Mountain

    4.5
    4.47 mi / 2461 ft gain
    King's Mountain may be one of the most consistent hikes in the greater Portland area gaining 2,500 vertical-feet over 2.5 miles almost evenly the entire time. The trail starts out at a marked trailhead just west of the Elk Mountain campground (stop there for water and more restrooms in summer &a...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Tumalo Creek Loop

    5.0
    9.79 mi / 1437 ft gain
    This Loop begins at the Tumalo Falls View Point; however, the trail continues for another 3 miles. Although the first waterfall is certainly spectacular, this creek has cascading falls about every half mile. These water falls are indicative of the famous geology in the Three Sisters Wilderness....
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  • Saint Paul, Oregon

    Hike the Champoeg SP Loop

    5.0
    3.4 mi / 120 ft gain
    Champoeg was the first town to be settled in the Willamette Valley and the site of the formation of the first government in the northwest. The park offers historical sites as well as plentiful camping and some short day hikes. I decided to do the Townsite loop with my family on black friday #opto...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Hike the Garfield Peak Trail

    5.0
    3.5 mi / 1010 ft gain
    Crater Lake is one of the most visited natural wonders in the U.S. Anyone who has gone will tell you, it strikes a magic chord. Where there was once the volcanic Mount Mazama, now sits the deepest lake in the States. It's brilliant blue color and incredible depth of clarity leaves visitors from a...
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Summit Black Crater

    5.0
    8 mi / 2211 ft gain
    The Black Crater Trailhead parking lot is accessed off the McKenzie Pass (Hwy 242). The trailhead starting elevation is 5,040ft. (using the iPhone app "Topo Maps". Great app) with a 3.8 Mile hike one way to the Black Crater Summit at 7,251ft of elevation. Some parts of the trail are steep and g...
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  • Rhododendron, Oregon

    Little Zig Zag Falls

    5.0
    0.66 mi / 131 ft gain
    The hike along Little Zig Zag River is definitely one of Oregon's hidden gems. Although the waterfall isn't as highly rated in comparison to other impressive falls like Multnomah Falls, Abiqua Falls, or Bridal Viel Falls, it is still quite the sight to see, and most definitely worth the visit. T...
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  • Marion County, Oregon

    Explore Mt. Jefferson

    5.0
    I went for a quick overnighter. The end of August is great for weather, very little bugs, and perfect time to meet and chat with PCT through hikers.The weather was absolutely perfect for night photography and lounging around camp. It's also one of the best views in Oregon if you ask me.If you're ...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Tumalo Mountain Trail

    5.0
    4.03 mi / 1430 ft gain
    Start by parking at Dutchman Flat Sno-Park, which is located just opposite to the base area at Mt. Bachelor. If you're doing this adventure during the summer, late spring, or early autumn you should be able to follow the Tumalo Mountain hiking trail all the way to the top. However, if you're visi...
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