Grab your winter coat and lace up your hiking boots. Winter in Oregon offers so many amazing hikes that are especially beautiful under snow and ice. From magical frozen waterfalls to leisurely forest boardwalks, here are eight of the best winter hikes in Oregon:

Be sure to come properly prepared for these Oregon winter hikes with warm clothes, sturdy shoes, and snow chains for your tires (if necessary). The trails can be quite slippery when muddy or icy, especially when you get close to a waterfall. But these are the best winter hikes in Oregon, and are totally worth the effort… and cold!

For more ways to get some fresh air on the trail, check out our list of wonderful hikes in Oregon.

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What are some other things to do during the winter in Oregon?

When the temperatures plummet here in the Beaver State, one of the best things to do during the winter in Oregon is to head to one of the many natural hot springs. Oregon's Lithia Springs is a place that needs no introduction; this PNW destination has long been lauded for its healing powers. Located in the unique little town of Ashland, this resort's outdoor saline pool is perfect for soaking, and, during the warmer months, some poolside lounging might be just what you need to decompress from the stress of everyday life. There are 38 accommodations at this resort, and almost every room has its own soaking tub filled with the spa's healing mineral waters. 

Does Oregon ever get any frozen waterfalls?

It is not often there are frozen waterfalls in Oregon, but one does freeze over on occasion, and there's nothing more marvelous than Multnomah Falls when it's frozen. This 620-foot fall will absolutely take your breath away, and leave you in awe at the glory of Mother Nature. Breathtakingly beautiful year-round, there are numerous ways to experience the falls; a variety of hikes, a pedestrian bridge, and even while dining in Multnomah Falls Lodge.

What are some things to do during the winter in Oregon?

In addition to all the fun of hiking, some things to do during the winter in Oregon are:

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