Top Adventures in Lane County

  • Hike to Spirit, Moon, and Pinard Falls

    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 ...

    2.8 miles 630 ft gain

  • Soak in Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs

    Soaking in Terwilliger (otherwise known as "Cougar") hot springs is a great way to relax and wind back while exploring the Cascades. A spring flows from a small cave and cascades into multiple pools leading down a small gully, creating pools which...

  • Hike Spencer Butte

    Getting ThereSearching Spencer Butte Trailhead Parking Lot on Google Maps will direct you to exactly where you need to go. From downtown Eugene/ UO you'll drive south on Willamette St. until you see an official park sign for Spencer Butte Park. Ta...

    1.8 miles 700 ft gain

  • Soak at Belknap Hot Springs

    This is a popular, family friendly spot, complete with two pools, indoor lodging, RV and tent camping, and hiking trails. The pools are kept at 185-195 degrees, with the smaller of the two being reserved for overnighters only. Day visitors are cha...

  • Hike to Soda Creek Falls

    Soda Creek Falls flows 150 feet down a curvy basalt rock groove at Cascadia State Park. The trail follows Soda Creek through a lush Oregon rain forest. The site was a former hotel and health spa with the mineral water from the creek as the main at...

    1.5 miles 370 ft gain

  • Relax at Bigalow Hot Springs

    Unlike many other springs you'll find, this pool has basically no barriers to entry – it is accessible via a short hike, has no fee, and is available year-round. While the temperature is less than 100 degrees, the scenic surroundings make up for t...

  • Kayak Camping at Waldo Lake

    Waldo Lake is at the top of most Oregon paddler’s lists for a late-summertime adventure. Not only is the lake perfectly set up for days of exploration, but the visibility of the water is staggering…and record setting. It’s been measured over 150 f...

  • Hike to Substitution Point

    This is a viewless hike until you reach Substitution Point. You are then rewarded with an amazing view.From the trailhead (#3511) you will travel 4.3 miles on an unmaintained trail into the Three Sisters Wilderness to the junction of Substitution ...

  • Bouldering on the Siren

    This boulder is to the right of Garden Variety...if you know then you know.An excellent problem with a lot of movement. Works up the stand alone prow near Garden Variety. Start low and heal out right on a good ledge. From there work up to the inve...

  • Ski or Snowshoe to Fuji Shelter

    This is a great and relatively easy winter overnight trip for cross-country skiiers and snowshoers alike into the crest of the Oregon Cascades. The route offers tremendous views of Diamond Peak, Willamette Pass, and the western Oregon Cascades. W...

    8 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Hike to Proxy Falls

    This is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Oregon. The size is unbelievable – especially when you’re standing right underneath it, which I would recommend anyone to do (just be prepared for a misty shower)The hike is Easy! It’s only about 2 mil...

    1.5 miles 150 ft gain

  • Hike to the Summit of Fuji Mountain

    Fuji Mountain has been known by mountain bikers for years, since it sits just off the circuit of popular biking routes around Waldo Lake and makes for a notoriously difficult climb on a bike. Word hasn't spread to the hiking community yet, despite...

    11 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Fall Creek, Oregon

      Timber Butte Cabin

      Overview Timber Butte Lookout is located in the Fall Creek area of the Willamette National Forest at an elevation of 3,650 feet 19 miles from Lowell, Oregon. The cabin is open from mid-April throug...

    • Lowell, Oregon

      Black Canyon Campground

      Overview Black Canyon Campground in Oregon rests next to the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. This scenic campground is heavily shaded by towering hemlock, cedar and Douglas fir. Fishing and ka...

    • Lane County, Oregon

      Indian Ridge Lookout

      Overview The Indian Ridge Lookout sits at an elevation of 5,405 feet in the Willamette National Forest. Built in 1958, the lookout was used for firefighting by Forest Service personnel until 1973...

    • Lane County, Oregon

      Red Diamond Campground

      Overview Camping groups looking for a more rustic riverside experience will enjoy Red Diamond in Willamette National Forest. The campground can accommodate up to 25 guests and provides plenty of sh...

    • Lane County, Oregon

      Hard Rock Campground

      Overview Hard Rock Campground is a small, primitive group site along the South Fork of the McKenzie River in Oregon. Many hiking trails are available in the surrounding area and the river offers fi...

    • Lane County, Oregon

      French Pete Campground

      Overview French Pete Campground sits at an elevation of 1,800 feet in the Willamette National Forest. This popular escape from summer heat is heavily shaded by a thick canopy of conifers. There ...

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