10 Totally Kid-Friendly Hikes In Oregon That Are 1 Mile And Under

On the hunt for some Oregon trails the whole family will love? The following 10 kid-friendly hikes will lead you to picturesque beaches, stunning waterfalls, and otherworldly geological wonders. And the best part is, they are all one mile and under in total distance! Check out our picks for the best kid-friendly hikes in Oregon:

How many of these hikes have you done? What are your picks for the best kid-friendly hikes in Oregon? Let us know where we can find your favorite kid-friendly favorites in the comments below.

For more adventures in the Beaver State, check out our previous article: Take This Epic Road Trip To Experience Oregon’s Great Outdoors.

Address: Hobbit Trail Trailhead, 91892-91974 Oregon Coast Hwy, Florence, OR 97439, USA
Address: Horsetail Falls, Oregon 97014, USA
Address: Abiqua Falls, Oregon 97375, USA
Address: Silver Falls State Park, 20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Sublimity, OR 97385, USA
Address: Upper North Falls, Oregon 97381, USA
Address: Santiam State Forest, Lyons, OR 97358, USA
Address: Sparks Lake, Oregon 97703, USA
Address: Crater Lake, Oregon 97604, USA
Address: Lake Marie, Oregon 97467, USA
Address: Painted Cove Trail, Oregon 97750, USA
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Best kid-friendly hikes in Oregon

March 27, 2022

What are some of the best hikes in Oregon?

Oregon is a hiker’s paradise, and there are literally hundreds, thousands even, of beautiful trails all around the state. While it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of amazing hikes in the state, we have put together this list of five hikes that we feel are the best of the best. From hiking to a waterfall that’s located on the beach to traversing what’s easily the best waterfall trek in the Pacific Northwest, if you only do five hikes in Oregon, make them those! But we know you aren’t going to only do five hikes in Oregon, so here’s a list of 12 scenic trails to tackle in Oregon, designed to be taken over the course of a year. Happy hiking!

What’s the best waterfall hike in Oregon?

At 9,000 glorious acres, Silver Falls is the largest and most popular state park in Oregon, and it’s easy to see why once you see all this wondrous place has to offer. And located in Silver Falls State Park, the Trail of Ten Falls is one of the most enchanting hikes in all of Oregon — and quite possibly the single best waterfall hike in the Pacific Northwest. This beautiful trail winds through a lush, green forest, passing 10 stunning waterfalls (four of which you can walk behind). In addition to its dazzling falls, Silver Falls State Park is home to an amazingly diverse array of ecosystems and terrain — the park boasts a lush temperate rain forest of Douglas-fir, western hemlock, Oregon grape, and other native trees and plants.

What are some other kid-friendly places in Oregon?

It’s good to be a kid in Oregon, with our state offering amazing outdoor parks, fun attractions, quirky restaurants, and so much more. We put together this family-friendly road trip so you can enjoy some of the best the state has to offer our youngest residents. From roller rinks and amusement parks to fun roadside attractions, parks, and kid-approved restaurants, this trip is sure to please Oregon residents young and old!

Address: Hobbit Trail Trailhead, 91892-91974 Oregon Coast Hwy, Florence, OR 97439, USA
Address: Horsetail Falls, Oregon 97014, USA
Address: Abiqua Falls, Oregon 97375, USA
Address: Silver Falls State Park, 20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Sublimity, OR 97385, USA
Address: Upper North Falls, Oregon 97381, USA
Address: Santiam State Forest, Lyons, OR 97358, USA
Address: Sparks Lake, Oregon 97703, USA
Address: Crater Lake, Oregon 97604, USA
Address: Lake Marie, Oregon 97467, USA
Address: Painted Cove Trail, Oregon 97750, USA