Oregon Hiking, Nature May 24, 2016
These 16 Trails In Oregon Will Lead You To Unforgettable Places
From majestic waterfall trails to stunning summit viewpoints, Oregon is full of incredible hikes that lead to jaw-dropping places.
Last summer we compiled a list of some of our favorite hikes, but there are just so many gems to be explored that we decided to round up some more amazing trails that will lead you on unforgettable adventures. Here are 16 breathtakingly beautiful hikes in Oregon:
16. Ramona Falls
Located in the Mt Hood National Forest, Ramona Falls is a jaw dropping waterfall that cascades majestically over mossy rock formations. You'll find this gorgeous sight on a moderate 7 mile loop trail.
15. Oregon Caves
Take an unforgettable hike through the amazing Oregon Caves National Monument. This 1.2 mile trail in southern Oregon will lead you through an incredible landscape full of stunning stalagmites and stalactites that will make you feel like you're on another planet.
14. Elowah Falls
This short 1.4 mile hike in the Columbia River Gorge leads to the outstandingly beautiful Elowah Falls.
13. Yaquina Head Hike
This 3.4 mile out-and-back trail is located near Newport and offers plenty of spectacular views of the Oregon coast.
12. Tumalo Falls
This 5.7 mile hike in Central Oregon leads to the spectacular Tumalo Falls.
11. Natural Bridges Cove
Located in the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor near Brookings, this beautiful 2.6 mile hike weaves through an old growth forest on the coast and ends at this fairytale-esque cove.
10. Fort Rock
Located in Fort Rock State Natural Area near La Pine, this short, easy trail will lead you to and around this fascinating geological formation in Oregon's high desert.
9. Eagle Creek Trail
This amazing trail in the Columbia River Gorge passes numerous stunning waterfalls, including Tunnel Falls (pictured above). This epic hike includes walking on steep ledges and can get a bit slippery, so always remember to wear good shoes and watch your step. The hike is about 12 miles long if you do the whole thing, but there are many opportunities for shorter hikes along this trail that are equally beautiful.
8. Plaikni Falls Trail
This wonderful 2.2 mile trail will impress you with it's lovely scenery (and wildflowers in the springtime!). Located near Chiloquin, the climax of this hike is the magical Plaikni Falls.
7. Chimney Rock Trail
Located in Central Oregon, this wonderful trail zig zags up and down Chimney Rock in a 2.8 mile loop that features amazing views as well as opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife viewing.
6. Shore Acres State Park
This spectacular state park is home to a lovely, easy trail that will lead you to a beautiful lookout at Simpson Cove. Continue onwards on a 4.6 mile loop hike that will take you to the gorgeous Cape Arago, pictured above.
5. Toketee Falls and Watson Falls
An easy .8 mile hike will lead you to this graceful waterfall in southern Oregon. Hike .8 miles further and you'll come to the also stunning Watson Falls.
4. Upper Table Rock
An easy 2.8 mile hike leads you to the top of Upper Table Rock, a stunning geographical feature of the beautiful Rogue River Valley.
3. Green Lakes Trail
Located near Bend in Central Oregon, this fabulous hike is 9.2 miles long and winds along the lovely Fall Creek until it reaches the stunning Green Lakes.
2. Angel's Rest Hike
This incredible hike near Portland winds through the Columbia River Gorge and leads to a breathtaking viewpoint. This famous out-and-back trail is 4.8 miles all together.
1. Triangulation Peak
Located in the Willamette National Forest, this scenic 4 mile loop hike leads to the breathtaking Triangulation Peak, where you'll find an unbeatable view of Mt. Jefferson and the sea of emerald forests surrounding it.
Just a reminder, always make sure to be properly prepared and to not leave a mess behind when you explore Oregon’s gorgeous outdoors.
What’s your favorite trail to hike in Oregon?