7 Cool And Calming Hikes To Take In Oregon To Help You Reflect On The Year Ahead

Winter, spring, summer, and fall, no matter what time of year it is, you’ll always find us out on the trails in beautiful Oregon! We prefer to find a calm, quiet hiking trail so we can really savor the moment, enjoy our thoughts, and even reflect on what’s to come. You can certainly set some goals (like do more hiking!), but mostly, these trails are just an opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and remember how lucky we are to be surrounded by natural beauty here in Oregon. The following are seven of what we consider to be the best hikes in Oregon. Located all across the state, these are all amazing hikes to add to your Beaver State bucket list!

As always, please practice Leave No Trace principles when enjoying Oregon’s hiking trails. We want these beautiful places to stay pristine for generations to come.

These seven hiking trails are just the beginning… the Beaver State has hundreds to choose from! Tell our readers some more of your picks for the best hikes in Oregon in the comments below. We love hearing from you!

Address: Misery Ridge Trail, Terrebonne, OR 97760, USA
Address: Tumalo Falls Trail, Bend, OR 97703, USA
Address: Cape Lookout Trailhead, Cloverdale, OR 97112, USA
Address: Discovery Point Trail, CRATER LAKE, OR 97604, USA
Address: Wildwood Trail, Portland, OR, USA
Address: Spencer Butte Trail #2, Eugene, OR 97405, USA
Address: Ramona Falls Trail #797, Oregon, USA
Address: Tumalo Falls, Oregon 97703, USA
Address: Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, OR 97760, USA
Address: Cape Lookout Trail, Oregon 97112, USA
Address: Discovery Point Trail, CRATER LAKE, OR 97604, USA
Address: Wildwood Trail, Portland, OR, USA
Address: Spencer Butte Trail #2, Oregon 97405, USA
Address: Ramona Falls, Oregon 97041, USA
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Best hikes in Oregon

February 28, 2022

What are the best hikes in Oregon?

Oregon is home to some of the most extraordinary natural wonders in the country, and if you live here, you should make it your mission to embrace all our state has to offer! For us, this means logging some major miles on the trails, as there really is no better way to experience the beauty of the #pnwonderland, than to *immerse* (or bathe!) yourself in it. In addition to the beautiful trails listed above, we put together the following list of 12 scenic trails to explore in Oregon, one for each month of the year, making it easy to get out and experience the beautiful Beaver State!

What are some scenic places in Oregon?

You’ll catch all sorts of amazing scenery along the trails, but if you’re more of a road trip kind of adventurer, you’ll most definitely want to check out this scenic trip we put together. At 370 miles long, this adventure focuses on the oft-neglected east-central region of Oregon, best-known for the Alvord Desert, ghost towns, and the Painted Hills. It’s a true treasure of a place, with some of the most wondrous sights in the Pacific Northwest! Hood River, the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Prineville Reservoir, Mount Hood National Forest… gosh, we sure do live in the most beautiful state in the country!

Address: Misery Ridge Trail, Terrebonne, OR 97760, USA
Address: Tumalo Falls Trail, Bend, OR 97703, USA
Address: Cape Lookout Trailhead, Cloverdale, OR 97112, USA
Address: Discovery Point Trail, CRATER LAKE, OR 97604, USA
Address: Wildwood Trail, Portland, OR, USA
Address: Spencer Butte Trail #2, Eugene, OR 97405, USA
Address: Ramona Falls Trail #797, Oregon, USA
Address: Tumalo Falls, Oregon 97703, USA
Address: Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, OR 97760, USA
Address: Cape Lookout Trail, Oregon 97112, USA
Address: Discovery Point Trail, CRATER LAKE, OR 97604, USA
Address: Wildwood Trail, Portland, OR, USA
Address: Spencer Butte Trail #2, Oregon 97405, USA
Address: Ramona Falls, Oregon 97041, USA