Top Adventures in Lyons

  • Hike to Shellburg Falls

    The hike, including the initial 1.25 mile gravel road to the trailhead, is easy to complete within 1-2 hours and only requires a moderate level of fitness. Snacks and water are recommended. Trailhead: 44.806001, -122.62546. Being remote, there are...

    3.7 miles 520 ft gain

  • Hike the Trail of Ten Falls Loop

    The unique feature of South Falls, Lower South Falls, and Middle North Falls are the paths that pass behind the falls providing an amazing visual and auditory experience; however, be sure to have a good bag for your equipment to avoid water damage...

    8.7 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Camp in Silver Falls State Park

    If you're thinking of hiking the Trail of Ten Falls Loop and staying overnight, there are 42 tent campsites (available from April – Oct) as well as 14 rustic cabins. With multiple beds, heat, electricity, a covered porch, and a small fridge, they ...

    8.7 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Short Hike to Abiqua Falls

    This trail is unmarked and a little rough and rugged. The land is privately owned by Mount Angel Abbey, but they don't appear to have problems with courteous hikers. Walking out of the parking area back up the road in the direction you came from, ...

    1 miles 180 ft gain

  • Short Hike to Upper Butte Creek Falls

    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...

    0.6 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Henline Falls

    The trail is a washed out, old mining road making its way through a lush forest with a mix of ferns, moss covered trees, and towering Douglas Firs with trees blown over from wind storms lining both sides of the trail. I call those Big Foot traps. ...

    2 miles

  • Swim at Three Pools

    To get there from Salem, Follow Hwy. 22 east to Mehama. Turn on Little North Santiam Road (FS 2209) and proceed for 12 miles to Three Pools Day Use Area. Three Pools is by far one of the most popular swimming holes in the Northwest. With multiple ...

  • Hike Natural Rock Arch Trail

    The Santiam Forest is well known for its many beautiful spots, but this one is fairly uncommon. It's likely you will be the only person out here. Since it's such a short hike, just about a mile round trip, you could easily make it a pit stop on yo...

    0.6 miles 460 ft gain

  • Backpack the Opal Creek Wilderness

    On Saturday, I slid into the backseat alongside weekend belongings crammed in the car trunk. Backpacks with patches and streaks of dust. Bags of food that could be cooked over the flames of a fire.We drove south on the 5, leaving Portland and cros...

    11.5 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike to the Opal Creek Pools

    The Opal Creek pools are a wonderful place to visit year-round, but they’re a true oasis on a hot summer day. With a variety of rock outcroppings and ledges to jump off of, and plenty of room to spread out for a picnic, this is a summertime magnet...

    7 miles

  • Hike to Dome Rock via the Upper Trailhead

    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 i...

    3 miles

  • Hike McDowell Creek County Park

    GPS coordinates Lat: 44.46389 Long: -122.68278Exit off I-5 in Albany onto Highway 20 and proceed for approximately 20 miles to McDowell Creek Road and turn left, follow McDowell Creek Road - watching for signs for the park - for about 6 ½ miles, t...

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      Fishermens Bend

      Overview Nestled along a forested curve of the North Santiam River, Fishermen's Bend site is popular with both families and large groups. The area offers camping and picnicking facilities, rustic c...

    • Detroit, Oregon

      Southshore At Detroit Lake

      Overview At an elevation of 1,604 ft., Southshore Campground is located on the south shore of Detroit Lake, a little west and south of Piety Knob Island. Campsites are surrounded by towering trees...

    • Detroit, Oregon

      Hoover Campground

      Overview Hoover Campground rests on the shores of the sparkling Detroit Lake. The area is covered with towering trees, making for secluded, peaceful camping spots. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating o...

    • Detroit, Oregon

      Cove Creek

      Overview Cove Creek Campground rests on the shores of Detroit Lake at an elevation of 1,600 feet. Campsites are surrounded by towering trees, which create a secluded atmosphere. Visitors enjoy expl...

    • Idanha, Oregon

      Santiam Flats Campground

      Overview Santiam Flats Campground rests on the shores of the sparkling Detroit Lake. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating on the lake, and hiking on the nearby Stahlman Point Trail.Recreation Sailing, b...

    • Detroit, Oregon

      Gold Butte Lookout

      Overview The Gold Butte Lookout sits on the summit of Gold Butte at an elevation of 4,618 feet in the Willamette National Forest. It was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. During Wor...

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