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The Best Backpacking in Lyons

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Top backpacking spots in and near Lyons

  • Lyons, Oregon

    Backpack the Opal Creek Wilderness

    11.5 mi / 900 ft gain
    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 crossing through Salem, as Lake Street Dive albums pla...
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  • Gates, Oregon

    Battle Axe Summit via Whetstone, Twin Lakes, Elk Lake

    33.77 mi / 7323 ft gain
    Battle Axe Summit via Whetstone, Twin Lakes, Elk Lake is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Detroit, Oregon.
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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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  • Detroit, Oregon

    Elk Lake to Twin Lakes

    11.13 mi / 2260 ft gain
    Elk Lake to Twin Lakes is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lyons, Oregon.
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  • Detroit, Oregon

    Battle Ax Mountain

    5.0
    5.09 mi / 1594 ft gain
    With no officially marked trailhead, this hike begins slightly west of Elk Lake in Marion County. Take Highway 22 to Detroit, OR. East of the bridge over Breitenbush River, turn onto (FR) Forest Road 46, with signs pointing to Breitenbush River. After 4.5 miles turn left at a sign for Elk Lake, a...
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  • Detroit, Oregon

    Bagby Trail #54 and Battle Ax Mountain Trail #3340

    5.78 mi / 1617 ft gain
    Bagby Trail #54 and Battle Ax Mountain Trail #3340 is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Detroit, Oregon.
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  • Detroit, Oregon

    Twin Lakes via Battle Ax Mountain and Bagby Trails Loop

    13.49 mi / 3123 ft gain
    Twin Lakes via Battle Ax Mountain and Bagby Trails Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Detroit, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Bagby Trail #544

    23.93 mi / 4442 ft gain
    Bagby Trail #544 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a hot springs located near Detroit, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Bull of the Woods Wilderness Loop

    29.31 mi / 6745 ft gain
    Bull of the Woods Wilderness Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Detroit, Oregon.
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  • Linn County, Oregon

    Hike to Coffin Mountain Fire Lookout

    5.0
    3 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Coffin Mountain Fire Lookout is a beautiful day hike that takes you to its summit at 5771 feet elevation, covering roughly 1070 feet elevation gain. To get to the Coffin Mt. trailhead from Detroit OR, travel east on Highway 22 for approximately 19.5 miles to Forest Road 11 (Straight Creek Road). ...
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  • Linn County, Oregon

    Santiam Wagon Trail

    19.01 mi / 3632 ft gain
    Santiam Wagon Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Cascadia, Oregon.
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  • Detroit, Oregon

    Hike to the Boca Cave & Triangulation Peak

    4.0
    4.7 mi / 800 ft gain
    Triangulation Peak, Spire Rock and Boca Cave TH #3372 The trail starts on level ground where you travel east along the top of the ridge. There are multiple trees that have fallen across the trail making the hike quite adventurous. Some trees you'll go over and some you will need to go under. Depe...
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  • Foster, Oregon

    Hike the Middle Pyramid

    4.5
    The Three Pyramids, half as tall as the better-known Three Sisters, are beautiful U-shaped glacial valleys, remnants of the Ice Age.To reach the top of Middle Pyramid, leave from the #3380 trailhead at the west end of the parking area. Early on there is a creek crossing (the bridge was still wash...
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  • Idanha, Oregon

    Pamelia Lake and Grizzly Peak

    10.05 mi / 2710 ft gain
    Pamelia Lake and Grizzly Peak is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Idanha, Oregon.
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  • Idanha, Oregon

    Mount Jefferson via Pamelia Lake Trail, PCT,

    20.41 mi / 7277 ft gain
    Mount Jefferson via Pamelia Lake Trail, PCT, is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Idanha, Oregon.
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  • Idanha, Oregon

    Hunt's Cove via Pamelia Lake Trail

    14.74 mi / 3150 ft gain
    This loop through the Pamelia Lake Limited Entry Area is one of the premier backpacking trips in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. The trail offers sustained up-close views of Mount Jefferson and several lookout points provide panoramic views of the western Oregon Cascades. The several large back...
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