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

If you made a New Year’s resolution, odds are that it’s already gone by the wayside. No worries! We prefer to find a calm, quiet hiking trail so we can reflect on what’s to come for the year ahead. You can certainly set some goals (like do more hiking!), but mostly it’s just an opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and remember how lucky we are to be surrounded by natural beauty here in Oregon.

*Please note: Winter hiking can be much more dangerous than hiking during summer months. Trails may be muddy and slick, or icy and snowy. Bring appropriate footwear for the challenge, and consider having a pair of traction cleats or snowshoes handy.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

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 favorites in the comments.

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: 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