Prospect, Oregon

Top Spots in and near Prospect

  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Hike to Plaikni Falls

    5.0
    Starting on the Crater Lake East Rim Drive near the Phantom Ship Overlook, take the Pinnacles Road 1.2 miles until you see the Plaikni Falls trailhead on your left.The Plaikni Falls trail is an easy 2.0 mile roundtrip hike through an old-growth forest to a waterfall.The first 3/4 of the trail is ...
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Hike through Pinnacles Valley at Crater Lake NP

    3.0
    1 mi / -100 ft gain
    These needle-like formations of rock, called fossil fumaroles, projecting from the Sand Creek Canyon floor, were formed under sheets of volcanic pumice that preceded Mazama's collapse. As the surface of the hot pumice cooled over the years, steam and gases were released by the hot rocks underneat...
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    Hike Mount Scott

    5 mi / 1250 ft gain
    The summit of Mount Scott is supposedly the only place where you can fit all of Crater Lake in one camera view! It's the tenth highest peak in the Oregon Cascades, but with it's well-maintained trails and gradual inclines, the hike can be great for families, too.There can be snow near the summit ...
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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Mt. Bailey and Hemlock Butte Cabin

    11.09 mi / 3192 ft gain
    The trail starts at 5200 feet and climbs through the forest for 1.6 miles to an opening with a great view off diamond lake and the beautiful and very recognizable Mt. Thielsen. There are several small outcropping here that make a perfect spot to stop and get out the backpacking stove for some mou...
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  • Klamath Falls, Oregon

    Hike to the Summit of Mt. McLoughlin

    5.0
    9 mi / 3900 ft gain
    This is not an easy hike, but every step is more than worth it. Unlike Mount Thielsen to the north, this summit requires no scrambling/climbing; it's just a long, steep hike. Mount McLoughlin (named for John McLoughlin of Hudson's Bay Company and Oregon Trail fame) is a lava cone on top of a comp...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Mt. Thielsen Summit

    2.8
    8.88 mi / 3291 ft gain
    It may look quite intimidating from the base and surrounding areas but this hike/climb to the summit is quite straightforward and the standard route is non-technical. That being said, there are areas with some significant exposure with 2200 foot drops on its north and east faces that will definit...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Base of Mt. Thielsen via Mt. Thielsen Trail

    4.7
    7.26 mi / 1926 ft gain
    The Trail begins at Mt. Thielsen Trailhead/Sno Park and takes you up through a vast forest of pines. As you ascend, Diamond Lake will slowly start to peak through. Continue straight at mile marker 1.6 and keep an eye out for Mt. Thielsen ahead. Just before entering Mount Thielsen Wilderness aroun...
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  • Idleyld Park, Oregon

    Watson Falls

    4.3
    0.54 mi / 515 ft gain
    Watson Falls hurtles over a cathedral amphitheater wall of basalt, crashing into a long talus slope covered in moss and vine maple. At 272 feet, Watson Falls is the 3rd tallest waterfall in Oregon. We actually stumbled upon Watson Falls driving back from Toketee Falls. The parking area is about ...
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  • Idleyld Park, Oregon

    Whitehorse Falls

    3.0
    In June of 2015, I visited as many remote waterfall locations in Oregon as I could find. Whitehorse Falls, located along the Clearwater River in Douglas County, was one of those on my list. It's a small waterfall that is just off highway 138 (about 4.5 miles east of Toketee Falls) in Central Oreg...
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  • Clearwater, Oregon

    Toketee Falls

    4.6
    0.79 mi / 98 ft gain
    Toketee Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in all of Oregon, renowned for the graceful columnar basalt formation framing the two-stepped falls. The North Umpqua River has carved a sinuous gorge out of the lava flow, resulting in a waterfall of 113 feet in height - a 28 foot upper tier whi...
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  • Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Clearwater Falls

    4.3
    0.15 mi / 7 ft gain
    This has to be one of the most overlooked waterfalls in Oregon. It doesn't get a lot of publicity, and it's tucked away in south-central Oregon. As such, many people don't pay it much attention. That's too bad. Clearwater Falls can be found just off Highway 138, near mile marker 69. Clearwater F...
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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Umpqua Hot Springs

    3.7
    0.52 mi / 108 ft gain
    When you arrive at the hot springs you'll see a bathroom and large dumpster in a small gravel parking lot. From the parking lot you'll see a bridge which leads to the trail up to the springs. Its a 0.25 mile walk up to seven different pools, sitting 150ft. above the North Umpqua River. All the ho...
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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Hike to Susan Creek Falls

    4.0
    1.9 mi / 434 ft gain
    This hike starts at the main parking lot about a mile away from the falls. The falls are accessed via a very easy, well graded trail developed and maintained by the Oregon BLM.The hike through the forest and pine trees make it for a fantastic and fairy tale-like hike. When you arrive at Susan Cre...
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  • Ashland, Oregon

    Hike to Hobart Bluff

    2.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Hobart Bluff is part of the Western Cascades, a range of weathered volcanic mountains that are much older than the High Cascades that most people think of today, the range of Shasta, Rainier, and Hood. These mountains are shorter as a result of the work of time and usually have summits wrapped in...
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