Best Oregon Hiking Trails

Oregon has 21 hikes.

  October 16, 2018

Located in the US, the hiking in Oregon offers over twenty awesome hiking and backpacking trails. The best Oregon hiking based on popularity are considered to be Pacific Crest Trail, Green Lakes Loop Trail, Trail Of Ten Falls / Silver Creek Canyon Trail, Rogue Gorge Trail, and Eagle Creek Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Oregon hiking trail below.



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FEATURED:  Green Lakes Loop Trail

  Bend, Oregon

  August 14, 2016

Near Bend in the Deschutes National Forest, the 12 mile Green Lakes Loop runs through the Three Sisters Wilderness Area in central Oregons Cascade Mountains. This hiking trail follows waterfall-rich Fall Creek about 4.5 miles up and around a massive obsidian flow, which created the basin holding the three small but stunning Green Lakes. When you reach a four-way trail junction, follow your route back if you're just out for the day.


FEATURED:  Trail Of Ten Falls / Silver Creek Canyon Trail

  Oregon

  October 16, 2018

South of Portland and east of Salem in Silver Falls State Park, the Trail Of Ten Falls is a 14 mile round-trip hike into a deep, shadowy gorge through adler, oak and douglas fir groves. Also known as the Silver Creek Canyon Trail, along the route there are 10 major waterfalls with the largest being the 177 foot South Falls.


FEATURED:  Eagle Creek Trail

  Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

  July 8, 2016

East of Portland and southwest of Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the 13 mile Eagle Creek Trail (#440) runs up a narrow canyon past 11 waterfalls. This is a wide, well-travelled path climbing gently past several water falls through lush, verdant pine forest above Eagle Creek.


FEATURED:  Rogue Gorge Trail

  Oregon

  October 16, 2018

Near Ashland in the Rogue River National Forest, the Rogue Gorge Trail is a 3.5 mile route that guides the hiker to a spectacular view of the Rogue River cascading through a constricted channel of basalt lava. The gorge was formed by the erosive action of the river. The small cave on the west wall of the gorge is the end of a lava tube. The trail begins at the Natural Bridge Viewpoint parking lot and travels upriver on the east side of the Rogue River. The Upper Rogue River Trail traverses the west side of the river.


FEATURED:  Metolius-Windigo Trail

  Bend, Oregon

  August 8, 2016

Northwest of Bend and Sisters in the Deschutes National Forest, the Metolius-Windigo Trail is a 120 mile hiking trail the Metolius River headwaters west of Sisters and runs south to Windigo Pass near Crescent Lake. The hiking trail was created around 1980 by linking sections of existing trails, primarily to serve long-distance horse riders seeking an alternative to the Pacific Crest Trail.


FEATURED:  Wallowa River Loop

  Oregon

  July 14, 2016

Near Joseph in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, the 35 mile Wallowa River Loop is within the Eagle Creek Wilderness. The best trailhead is at Wallowa Lake.


FEATURED:  Union Peak Trail

  Oregon

  July 30, 2016

In the 183,000 acre Crater Lake National Park, the Union Peak Trail is a 12 mile round trip hiking trek to a vista of the crater rim passing through groves of hemlocks and red fir. The deep blue Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US. It was formed from the eruption and collapse of Mount Mazama 7,000 years ago. It is surrounded by a 20 mile rim of cliffs fringed with hemlocks and fir.


FEATURED:  Perimeter Trail

  Oregon

  July 18, 2016

Near Terrebonne in Smith Rock State Park, the Perimeter Trail can be combined with Burma Road and the Gray Butte Trail to form a 14 mile round trip route. This hiking trek passes volcanic cliffs and has views of the Cascade volcanoes.


FEATURED:  Crane Mountain Trail

  Oregon

  August 14, 2016

Southeast of Lakeview in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, the Crane Mountain Trail is an 8 mile route. The hiking trail offers nice vistas from the summit of the rugged Granite Mountain (8,357 feet). There are wildflowers lining the trail in July. Crane Mountain Trail is shared with mountain biking and ATV riding, so watch out.


FEATURED:  Oneonta Gorge Trail

  Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

  August 10, 2016

East of Portland and southwest of Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the Oneonta Gorge Trail (#424) is a scenic trek up a narrow, mossy, fern covered gorge. Starting from the Columbia River Scenic Highway, you can either hike right up the gorge on a slippery, but scenic, route that will definitely get your feet wet, or you can bypass the most scenic section and take the trail starting a little further west and connect up with the upper section of the gorge.