Best Climbing in Oregon

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

  • #1 Mount Hood

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Standing at more than 11,000 feet only 50 miles east of Portland, Mount Hood dominates the Columbia River Gorge and most of northwestern Oregon in the same way Mount Rainier commands the view ...
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    Standing at more than 11,000 feet only 50 miles east of Portland, Mount Hood dominates the Columbia River Gorge and most ...

  • #2 Mount Hood - Oregon Highpoint

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Highpoint rank by height: 13th. Mount Hood is one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the United States (Mt. Fuji in Japan is the most frequently climbed mountain in the world) and is ...
    •  10 to 12 hours
    •  6 miles
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    Highpoint rank by height: 13th. Mount Hood is one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the United States (Mt. Fuji ...

  • #3 High Rock Road

    1 Reviews

    Estacada, OR

    A beautiful drive along the mountain crest that lies between the North Fork Clackamas River and the Roaringiver. The road skirts the southern boundary of the Salmon- Huckleberry Wilderness before ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  25.8 miles
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    A beautiful drive along the mountain crest that lies between the North Fork Clackamas River and the Roaringiver. The road ...

  • #4 Tam Mcarthur Trail No. 4078

    4 Reviews

    Deschutes National Forest, OR

    Tam Mcarthur Trail No. 4078 is a hiking trail in Deschutes County, Oregon. It is within Deschutes National Forest and Three Sisters Wilderness Area. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 6,530 feet ...
    •  2.6 miles

    Tam Mcarthur Trail No. 4078 is a hiking trail in Deschutes County, Oregon. It is within Deschutes National Forest and Three ...

  • #5 Three Sisters

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    The Sisters are three prominent volcanoes situated just west of Bend, each rising to just over 10,000 feet. The peaks are moderately glaciated, although these glaciers are mild and relatively ...
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    The Sisters are three prominent volcanoes situated just west of Bend, each rising to just over 10,000 feet. The peaks are ...

  • #6 Mount Thielsen

    1 Reviews

    Diamond Lake, OR

    Mount Thielsen is known as "The Lightning Rod of the Cascades" because its summit horn stands so high and is struck by lightning seemingly more often than the summit of any other Cascade peak. ...
    •  4 - 6 hours
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    Mount Thielsen is known as "The Lightning Rod of the Cascades" because its summit horn stands so high and is struck by lightning ...

  • #7 Mount Washington

    1 Reviews

    Sisters, OR

    Mount Washington, another rotten remnant of a former volcano, has a well-founded reputation for loose rock. Indeed, within ten years of the mountain's first ascent, the original route had di ...
    •  6 - 8 hours
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    Mount Washington, another rotten remnant of a former volcano, has a well-founded reputation for loose rock. Indeed, within ...

  • #8 Middle Sister

    0 Reviews

    Sisters, OR

    Middle Sister is the smallest of the Three Sisters in central Oregon’s high Cascades. Although not as old as her two-pinnacled sister to the north, nor as tall as South Sister, Middle Sister ...
    •  12 hours
    •  16.4 miles
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    Middle Sister is the smallest of the Three Sisters in central Oregon’s high Cascades. Although not as old as her two-pinnacled ...

  • #9 South Sister Climber Trail No. 36

    5 Reviews

    Deschutes National Forest, OR

    South Sister Climber Trail No. 36 is a hiking trail in Deschutes County and Lane County, Oregon. It is within Deschutes National Forest and Three Sisters Wilderness Area. It is 5.9 miles long ...
    •  5.9 miles

    South Sister Climber Trail No. 36 is a hiking trail in Deschutes County and Lane County, Oregon. It is within Deschutes National ...

  • #10 Diamond Peak

    2 Reviews

    Oakridge, OR

    Diamond Peak, south of Willamette Pass, is a distinctive landmark with its broad flanks and often-snowy slopes. The Diamond Peak Wilderness is home to its namesake peak and several other eroded ...
    •  8 to 9 hours
    •  10 miles
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    Diamond Peak, south of Willamette Pass, is a distinctive landmark with its broad flanks and often-snowy slopes. The Diamond ...

  • #11 Strawberry Mountain

    1 Reviews

    John Day, OR

    The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is alpine country. The Strawberry Range, part of the discontinuous Blue Mountains, has rugged peaks and ridges that will delight any scrambler. The geology ...
    •  7 hours
    •  10.2 miles
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    The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is alpine country. The Strawberry Range, part of the discontinuous Blue Mountains, has ...

  • #12 Mount Jefferson

    0 Reviews

    Detroit, OR

    Oregon's second-highest mountain is Mount Jefferson, a striking peak situated between Albany and Bend in north-central Oregon. Like Mount Hood, "Jeff is a landmark of the Oregon Cascades. Smaller ...
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    Oregon's second-highest mountain is Mount Jefferson, a striking peak situated between Albany and Bend in north-central Oregon. ...

  • #13 Rock of Ages

    2 Reviews

    Cascade Locks, OR

    The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is one of Oregon’s outdoor playgrounds. While there are many hikes, scrambles, and rock climbs, most are well traveled. Rock of Ages is a scramble ...
    •  6 hours
    •  9.1 miles
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    The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is one of Oregon’s outdoor playgrounds. While there are many hikes, scrambles, ...

  • #14 Mount Hood: Palmer Glacier / South Side & Sandy Headwall Routes

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    Government Camp, OR

    Mount Hood is one of the most frequently climbed big mountains in the United States. Sometimes called the Mount Fuji of North America, the volcano’s pleasing dagger-like shape as seen from nearby ...
    •  4 - 8 hours one-way, car to summit
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    Mount Hood is one of the most frequently climbed big mountains in the United States. Sometimes called the Mount Fuji of North ...

  • #15 Elk and Kings Mountains

    1 Reviews

    Nehalem, OR

    The Tillamook State Forest is a thriving example of a major reforestation project. The forest was formerly known as the Tillamook Burn, since a cycle of four fires from 1933 to 1951 destroyed ...
    •  6 to 8 hours
    •  9.5 miles
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    The Tillamook State Forest is a thriving example of a major reforestation project. The forest was formerly known as the Tillamook ...

  • #16 Union Peak

    1 Reviews

    Fort Klamath, OR

    Crater Lake National Park is Oregon’s only national park. The centerpiece, Crater Lake, is one of the deepest lakes in the world. It is the caldera of the ancient volcano, Mount Mazama, and the ...
    •  4 hours
    •  9 miles
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    Crater Lake National Park is Oregon’s only national park. The centerpiece, Crater Lake, is one of the deepest lakes in the ...

  • #17 China Cap

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    Union, OR

    The Wallowa–Whitman National Forest spreads out over 2.5 million acres of northeastern Oregon. The Wallowa Mountains cut across the northern section of the forest. The Eagle Cap Wilderness, where ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  9.3 miles
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    The Wallowa–Whitman National Forest spreads out over 2.5 million acres of northeastern Oregon. The Wallowa Mountains cut ...

  • #18 Grayback Mountain

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    Cave Junction, OR

    Grayback Mountain is one of the five Siskiyou peaks with an elevation over 7000 feet. The Siskiyou Mountains are biologically diverse and contain more than two dozen coniferous species. This ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  4.5 miles
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    Grayback Mountain is one of the five Siskiyou peaks with an elevation over 7000 feet. The Siskiyou Mountains are biologically ...

  • #19 Matterhorn

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    Joseph, OR

    Matterhorn is a striking limestone and marble mountain rising majestically above Ice Lake. Named for its likeness to the European peak, the Wallowa Matterhorn is a landmark in its own right. ...
    •  10 to 12 hours
    •  16.8 miles
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    Matterhorn is a striking limestone and marble mountain rising majestically above Ice Lake. Named for its likeness to the ...

  • #20 Chief Joseph Mountain

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    Joseph, OR

    The Wallowa Mountains lie at the eastern end of the Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon. Protected largely by the vast Eagle Cap Wilderness, the Wallowas offer scramblers opportunities to enjoy ...
    •  12 hours or 2 days
    •  13.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Wallowa Mountains lie at the eastern end of the Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon. Protected largely by the vast Eagle ...