This Easy Oregon Hike Is Straight Out Of A Fairy Tale
Oregon is a place for adventurers… and dreamers. In The Beaver State, you’ll find some of the dreamiest, most charming, wondrous places — spots that seem to have been plucked straight from a fairy tale. At the top of the list, though, is an Oregon hike that journeys through a real-life enchanted forest. The Hobbit Trail and China Creek Trail Loop is an easy trek in Florence, Oregon, that features old-growth forests, winsome woodland scenery, and a completely magical experience. Let’s take a hike along this Oregon fairy trail!
The Beaver State has so many scenic treks, but the Hobbit Trail truly is one of the most enchanting in Oregon. Learn more and plan your adventure on the Hobbit Trail and China Creek Trail Loop.
Have you ever been on the Hobbit Trail? What are your favorite otherworldly hikes in Oregon? Tell us in the comments!
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Looking for more fairy tale places in Oregon? You’ll definitely want to check out our Oregon Waterfalls Road Trip, which visits some of the most magical falls in the state!
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Can I hike to historical sites in Oregon?
Yearning for more than just this fairy trail in Oregon? Check out these hikes to historical sites in Oregon:
Fort to Sea Trail: Located in Clatsop County, this trail is 13 miles out and back. It begins at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center and ends at Sunset Beach. This particular stretch of land hearkens back to Lewis and Clark who built Fort Clatsop in 1805.
Barlow Road Hike: This hike in Hood River County clocks in at 8.8 miles out and back. It was built as a road all the way back in 1846 as a way to get around Mount Hood that avoided the Columbia River passage while on the Oregon Trail. Today, you can follow parts of that same route.
Where can I hike to a cave in Oregon?
Looking for more trails in Oregon? Check out these cave hikes in Oregon:
Ape Cave Hike: This cave was formed thousands of years ago and you have a choice of two trails here. The Lower Cave is two miles out and back and the Upper Cave is an additional 2.7 miles. I recommend definitely doing both while you are here as this cave is one of North America’s longest lava tubes.
Oregon Caves: Located in Josephine County, this national monument and preserve is home to some of the most interesting caves in the state. See them along ranger-led tours, which are offered seasonally. There are serval different kinds offered, from easy educational ones to hard caving adventures.
What are the best state parks in Oregon?
Love the Hobbit Trail? Get to know Oregon outdoors even more by visiting some of the best state parks in Oregon:
Valley of the Rogue River State Park: This 277-acre park is located in Gold Hill. The park is centered around the Rogue River, a 215-mile-long waterway known for its gorgeous scenery, salmon, and wild rapids. Take it here through a rafting trip or see it from the 40-mile-long Rogue River National Recreation Trail. You can also fish, camp, boat, and hike here.
Ecola State Park: Located along Oregon’s Pacific coastline, this 1,023-acre park can be found in the town of Cannon Beach. It’s a great spot for views of the water and sea stacks, most notably Haystack Rock, which you may remember from the 1985 movie Goonies. It’s also popular for surfing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.