Best Trails of Oregon

This list represents the most popular trails in Oregon. Use this list to plan your next Oregon outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Alder Glen Recreation Site

    7 Reviews

    Beaver, OR

    In a moss-draped alder and maple setting, this welcoming Nestucca River campground sits across the river from a lacy, pyramid-shaped waterfall. Sites have paved parking spaces, and a paved path ...
    •  Guide

    In a moss-draped alder and maple setting, this welcoming Nestucca River campground sits across the river from a lacy, pyramid-shaped ...

  • #2 Eagle Creek Trail to Wahtum Lake

    15 Reviews

    Dodson, OR

    The second most famous and perhaps most enjoyable hike in the Gorge. Eagle Creek Trail is second only to Multnomah Falls in popularity, being the hike with more waterfalls than any other in the ...
    •  5 to 8 hours or overnight
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The second most famous and perhaps most enjoyable hike in the Gorge. Eagle Creek Trail is second only to Multnomah Falls ...

  • #3 Salmon River

    12 Reviews

    Zigzag Mountain, OR

    The Salmon River, which starts on the slopes of Timberline Ski Area, is the only river in the lower 48 states that is classified as a Wild and Scenic River from its headwater to its mouth. (To ...
    •  2 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Salmon River, which starts on the slopes of Timberline Ski Area, is the only river in the lower 48 states that is classified ...

  • #4 Trillium Lake Loop

    7 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Trillium Lake is a classic winter sight, and not something you would expect to find so close to a highway. The wide sweep of the frozen lake surface lends a natural sense of drama that you might ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Trillium Lake is a classic winter sight, and not something you would expect to find so close to a highway. The wide sweep ...

  • #5 Cape Lookout Trail

    13 Reviews

    Cape Lookout State Park, OR

    Cape Lookout Trail is a hiking trail in Tillamook County, Oregon. It is within Cape Lookout State Park. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 850 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.6 ...
    •  2.3 miles

    Cape Lookout Trail is a hiking trail in Tillamook County, Oregon. It is within Cape Lookout State Park. It is 2.3 miles long ...

  • #6 Henry Hagg Lake

    1 Reviews

    Forest Grove, OR

    Henry Hagg Lake is a 1,200-acre reservoir that provides excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of fish species. Constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation for irrigation and flood control, ...
    •  Best Way to Fish: bank, boat
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    Henry Hagg Lake is a 1,200-acre reservoir that provides excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of fish species. Constructed ...

  • #7 Jones Creek

    0 Reviews

    Tillamook, OR

    In historic Tillamook State Forest, this campground offers beautiful sites in a mature, even-aged Douglas fir forest riddled with alders. The campsites are aesthetically pleasing and spacious, ...
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    In historic Tillamook State Forest, this campground offers beautiful sites in a mature, even-aged Douglas fir forest riddled ...

  • #8 Timberline Trail Loop (Backpacking)

    7 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    The Timberline Trail circling Mount Hood is probably the most famous footpath in the state. Guidebooks describing the finest hiking trails in the nation often include this spectacular route, ...
    •  3-5 days
    •  41 miles
    •  Guide

    The Timberline Trail circling Mount Hood is probably the most famous footpath in the state. Guidebooks describing the finest ...

  • #9 Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

    9 Reviews

    Newport, OR

    The trails in the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area take you through a rich coastal ecosystem, giving visitors an excellent opportunity to view seabirds, tide-pool creatures, harbor seals, ...
    •  15 minutes to 1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    The trails in the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area take you through a rich coastal ecosystem, giving visitors an excellent ...

  • #10 Mirror Lake

    6 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Here’s a great little hike for several reasons. For starters, it’s a good alternative for those of you traveling to Mount Hood with skier friends who will be bashing their knees at the ski areas; ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Here’s a great little hike for several reasons. For starters, it’s a good alternative for those of you traveling to Mount ...

  • #11 Three Sisters Loop (Backpacking)

    5 Reviews

    Sisters, OR

    One of Oregon’s greatest long backpacking trips, this route completely circles the Three Sisters, providing ever-changing views of these beautiful siblings. It also visits lesser-known family ...
    •  5-6 days
    •  55 miles
    •  Guide

    One of Oregon’s greatest long backpacking trips, this route completely circles the Three Sisters, providing ever-changing ...

  • #12 Grizzly Peak Loop Trail

    11 Reviews

    Jackson County, OR

    Grizzly Peak Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Jackson County, Oregon. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 5,809 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  2.6 miles

    Grizzly Peak Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Jackson County, Oregon. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 5,809 feet altitude. ...

  • #13 Oregon Coast - Seaside to Manzanita (Backpacking)

    3 Reviews

    Seaside, OR

    This popular stretch of the Oregon Coast Trail packs a lot of scenic variety in a small area. From beaches and tidepools to dense forests and high viewpoints this trip has it all. Add a dose ...
    •  4 days
    •  31 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular stretch of the Oregon Coast Trail packs a lot of scenic variety in a small area. From beaches and tidepools ...

  • #14 Wildwood Trail to Pittock Mansion

    4 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    The route starts next to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington Park, winds through Hoyt Arboretum, and then heads into Forest Park and to Pittock Mansion. City and mountain views. Bridge crossings. ...
    •  1.25 to 1.75 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The route starts next to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington Park, winds through Hoyt Arboretum, and then heads into Forest ...

  • #15 Horsetail, Oneonta, and Triple Falls

    6 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    If you love waterfalls, this hike is for you. This route through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area visits four beautiful waterfalls, offers a great view of the narrow chasm of Oneonta ...
    •  2.5 to 4 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    If you love waterfalls, this hike is for you. This route through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area visits four ...

  • #16 Hoyt Arboretum

    8 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    This route travels through the spectacular 185-acre tree museum of Hoyt Arboretum in Southwest Portland. The path winds through a variety of forested ecosystems, including oak woodland, redwoods, ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This route travels through the spectacular 185-acre tree museum of Hoyt Arboretum in Southwest Portland. The path winds through ...

  • #17 Eagle Creek - Tanner Butte Loop

    8 Reviews

    Cascade Locks, OR

    The second most famous and perhaps most enjoyable hike in the gorge.
    •  Overnight
    •  24.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The second most famous and perhaps most enjoyable hike in the gorge.

  • #18 Green Lakes

    4 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This popular hike parallels enchanting Fall Creek and leads you to the Green Lakes Basin. You can admire this group of high Cascade lakes and also enjoy views of South Sister and Broken Top. This ...
    •  4-5 hours
    •  9-11 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular hike parallels enchanting Fall Creek and leads you to the Green Lakes Basin. You can admire this group of high ...

  • #19 Belknap Hot Springs Resort

    1 Reviews

    Blue River, OR

    A well-known commercial resort on the banks of the McKenzie River. Belknap Hot Springs has been a popular destination resort for Oregonians for more than 125 years. Since the 1870s the scalding ...
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    A well-known commercial resort on the banks of the McKenzie River. Belknap Hot Springs has been a popular destination resort ...

  • #20 Twin Lakes

    6 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    The Twins are a lovely pair of lakes in all seasons. They are nestled down in individual basins that are well insulated from foul mountain weather and highway noise. The two lakes also make a ...
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Twins are a lovely pair of lakes in all seasons. They are nestled down in individual basins that are well insulated from ...