Best Backpacking in Oregon

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

  • #1 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 ...

  • #2 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 ...

  • #3 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 ...

  • #4 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 ...

  • #5 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.

  • #6 Columbia River Gorge Loop (Backpacking)

    4 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    Close proximity to Portland and a wealth of easily accessible attractions ensure that dayhikers will always dominate the trails of the Columbia River Gorge. For those willing to invest more time ...
    •  4-5 days
    •  39 miles
    •  Guide

    Close proximity to Portland and a wealth of easily accessible attractions ensure that dayhikers will always dominate the ...

  • #7 Diamond Peak Loop (Backpacking)

    4 Reviews

    Oakridge, OR

    The high, snowy ridge of Diamond Peak rises impressively over the lush forests and quiet lakes south of Willamette Pass. Despite easy access and beautiful scenery, the wilderness surrounding ...
    •  3-4 days
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    The high, snowy ridge of Diamond Peak rises impressively over the lush forests and quiet lakes south of Willamette Pass. ...

  • #8 Oregon Coast - Bandon to Port Orford (Backpacking)

    3 Reviews

    Bandon, OR

    For the most part, Highway 101 closely hugs the Oregon shoreline, rarely out of sight of the ocean. Between Bandon and Port Orford, however, the highway takes an inland course miles away from ...
    •  3-4 days
    •  29 miles
    •  Guide

    For the most part, Highway 101 closely hugs the Oregon shoreline, rarely out of sight of the ocean. Between Bandon and Port ...

  • #9 Mink Lake Area (Backpacking)

    2 Reviews

    Sunriver, OR

    The south half of the Three Sisters Wilderness has a totally different character than the north. There are no tall peaks, no glaciers, few meadows, and only limited views. What the hiker will ...
    •  3 days
    •  24 miles
    •  Guide

    The south half of the Three Sisters Wilderness has a totally different character than the north. There are no tall peaks, ...

  • #10 Mirror Lake

    2 Reviews

    Lostine, OR

    Join the crowd and hike the most direct and popular route into the heart of Eagle Cap Wilderness to a lake that often reflects the stunning image of 9,572-foot Eagle Cap Peak.
    •  2 days
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Join the crowd and hike the most direct and popular route into the heart of Eagle Cap Wilderness to a lake that often reflects ...

  • #11 Wenaha River Trail (Backpacking)

    3 Reviews

    Enterprise, OR

    For countless thousands of years the Wenaha River has been carving a canyon into the lava tablelands of Oregon’s Blue Mountains. The result of these relentless efforts is a spectacular 2,000 ...
    •  3-4 days
    •  32 miles
    •  Guide

    For countless thousands of years the Wenaha River has been carving a canyon into the lava tablelands of Oregon’s Blue Mountains. ...

  • #12 Wallowa River Loop (Backpacking)

    1 Reviews

    Joseph, OR

    This trip features the best scenery in the most beautiful mountains in Oregon. Crystal-clear lakes and streams, meadows filled with wildflowers, glacier-polished white granite peaks... the list ...
    •  4-5 days
    •  36 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip features the best scenery in the most beautiful mountains in Oregon. Crystal-clear lakes and streams, meadows filled ...

  • #13 Chimney Peak

    2 Reviews

    Sweet Home, OR

    A long, round-trip day hike or a two- to three-day, round-trip backpack in the Middle Santiam Wilderness. Stretching from east to west, the Chimney Peak Trail—the only major trail in the pre ...
    •  Backpack or day hike
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    A long, round-trip day hike or a two- to three-day, round-trip backpack in the Middle Santiam Wilderness. Stretching from ...

  • #14 Herman Creek Trail to Wahtum Lake

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A good overnight route with loop options back on the Benson Plateau. Herman Creek is known for its old growth fir and cedar forest. The best trees are past the Casey Creek junction. For an ...
    •  Overnight
    •  12.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A good overnight route with loop options back on the Benson Plateau. Herman Creek is known for its old growth fir and cedar ...

  • #15 Echo Lake

    2 Reviews

    Union, OR

    The climb into the rocky Echo Lake alpine basin only whets your appetite for further exploration into a less heavily used high-country area of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Note that this is not ...
    •  5 hours or overnight
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The climb into the rocky Echo Lake alpine basin only whets your appetite for further exploration into a less heavily used ...

  • #16 Honeycombs Loop (Backpacking)

    2 Reviews

    Jordan Valley, OR

    Tucked away on the east side of Owyhee Reservoir is a land of striking beauty. In the dry canyons of this desert country are a collection of oddly shaped rock pinnacles, towers, and cliffs painted ...
    •  2-3 days
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    Tucked away on the east side of Owyhee Reservoir is a land of striking beauty. In the dry canyons of this desert country ...

  • #17 Bull of the Woods Trail #550

    7 Reviews

    Mount Hood National Forest, OR

    Bull of the Woods Trail #550 is a hiking trail in Marion County and Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Bull of the Woods Wilderness Area and Mount Hood National Forest. It is 3.2 miles long ...
    •  3.2 miles

    Bull of the Woods Trail #550 is a hiking trail in Marion County and Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Bull of the Woods ...

  • #18 Hells Canyon Bench "High" Trail (Backpacking)

    1 Reviews

    Imnaha, OR

    For lovers of canyon scenery and wildflowers, the Bench Trail through Hells Canyon is the experience of a lifetime. Following a mid-canyon route about halfway between the river and the Summit ...
    •  5-8 days
    •  63 miles
    •  Guide

    For lovers of canyon scenery and wildflowers, the Bench Trail through Hells Canyon is the experience of a lifetime. Following ...

  • #19 East Eagle - Imnaha Loop (Backpacking)

    1 Reviews

    Baker City, OR

    Here is yet another remarkably beautiful loop hike through the spectacular Wallowa Mountains. The focus here is on the southeast part of the range. As is true everywhere in these mountains, this ...
    •  5-6 days
    •  38 miles
    •  Guide

    Here is yet another remarkably beautiful loop hike through the spectacular Wallowa Mountains. The focus here is on the southeast ...

  • #20 Mount Jefferson Wilderness Traverse (Backpacking)

    0 Reviews

    Detroit, OR

    The Pacific Crest Trail traces the entire mountainous backbone of Oregon. Along the way it visits most of the scenic highlights of the Cascade Range. Most hikers rank the section through the ...
    •  4-6 days
    •  44 miles
    •  Guide

    The Pacific Crest Trail traces the entire mountainous backbone of Oregon. Along the way it visits most of the scenic highlights ...