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The Best Camping in Marion County

Looking for the best camping in Marion County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Marion County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Marion County

  • Silverton, Oregon

    Camp in Silver Falls State Park

    4.6
    8.7 mi / 1300 ft gain
    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 provide the perfect respite after a long day of ex...
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  • Saint Paul, Oregon

    Champoeg State Heritage Area Loop

    9 mi / 515 ft gain
    Champoeg State Heritage Area Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Donald, Oregon.
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  • 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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  • Gates, Oregon

    Opal Creek Trail

    6.88 mi / 610 ft gain
    Opal Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Gates, Oregon.
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  • Gates, Oregon

    Opal Creek to Jawbone Flats Loop

    6.6 mi / 663 ft gain
    Opal Creek to Jawbone Flats Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Lyons, 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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  • 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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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Pansy Lake Trail #551

    3.73 mi / 1280 ft gain
    Pansy Lake Trail #551 is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Detroit, 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

    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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  • Estacada, Oregon

    Riverside Trail to Rainbow Campground

    7.73 mi / 1339 ft gain
    Riverside Trail to Rainbow Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Estacada, Oregon.
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  • Estacada, Oregon

    Pup Creek Falls via Indian Henry Trailhead

    8.41 mi / 1503 ft gain
    Pup Creek Falls via Indian Henry Trailhead is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Linn County, Oregon

    Yellowbottom Campground Walk

    1.21 mi / 358 ft gain
    Yellowbottom Campground Walk is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Cascadia, Oregon.
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  • Estacada, Oregon

    Serene Lake Trail

    7.63 mi / 1762 ft gain
    Serene Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Welches, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Climb Squaw Mountain

    4.5
    On a clear day, this short, secluded hike offers breath-taking views of Mt. St. Helens, Rainier, Adams, Hood, and Jefferson, as well as of downtown Portland, Coast Range, and the Roaring River Wilderness.Begin the hike from the Twin Springs Trailhead and immediately take your first left at the T....
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