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 as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.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.
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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