Top Adventures in Marion County

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Explore the Woodburn Shoe Tulip Farm

    The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm is open 9am-6pm and offers the public a chance to see their 40 acres of Tulips for a limited time during the year. Their tulip fest goes from late March to early May so double check to make sure they're open before you ...

  • 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 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 the Champoeg SP Loop

    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 ...

    3.4 miles 120 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

  • 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 Bagby Hot Springs

    Bagby Hot Springs is actually a set of amazing bathhouses nestled in the forest outside of Estacada. They are one of Oregon’s most poplar hot springs, and for good reason. The hike into the hot springs is easy and quite scenic. You’ll cross a brid...

    3.4 miles

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      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...

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      Lazy Bend

      Overview Lazy Bend Campground sits next to the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River, close to the city of Estacada. The adjacent river provides countless opportunities for rafting, kayaking, fishing and...

    • Estacada, Oregon

      Fish Creek (Or)

      Overview Fish Creek Campground is ideally located next to the Clackamas Wild and Scenic River in Mt. Hood National Forest. It provides access to some of the area's greatest whitewater, as well as a...

    • Estacada, Oregon

      Lockaby

      Overview Lockaby Campground is ideally located next to the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River in the lush, green mountains of northern Oregon. It provides access to some of the area's greatest whitewa...

    • Estacada, Oregon

      Armstrong

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    • Estacada, Oregon

      Kingfisher

      Overview Kingfisher Campground is a diamond in the rough. Its unkempt appearance gives it a true nature feel, yet it offers numerous modern conveniences and is close to a variety of recreational op...

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