Best Trail Running in Oregon

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

  • #1 Wildwood Trail to Pittock Mansion

    3 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 ...

  • #2 Leif Erikson Drive - Wildwood Loop

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    The route travels on singletrack trails and a doubletrack gravel road through the scenic treed setting of Forest Park. Tree roots. Bridge crossings. This loop route takes you on a wild and free ...
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  7.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The route travels on singletrack trails and a doubletrack gravel road through the scenic treed setting of Forest Park. Tree ...

  • #3 Pamelia Lake

    3 Reviews

    Detroit, OR

    This singletrack route travels through a magnificent old-growth forest to the shores of Pamelia Lake. Take a step back in time when you run on this gorgeous singletrack trail through towering ...
    •  50 minutes to 1 hour
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This singletrack route travels through a magnificent old-growth forest to the shores of Pamelia Lake. Take a step back in ...

  • #4 Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion

    1 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Dirt and paved trails that travel next to bubbling Balch Creek through a fantastic forest setting in Macleay Park and Forest Park. City and mountain views. Bridge crossings. This forest escape ...
    •  45 minutes to 1.25 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Dirt and paved trails that travel next to bubbling Balch Creek through a fantastic forest setting in Macleay Park and Forest ...

  • #5 Green Lakes Loop

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This gorgeous (and very popular) route travels uphill paralleling enchanting Fall Creek and then enters the Green Lakes Basin. The return loop takes you on the Soda Creek Trail through more gorgeous ...
    •  2.5 to 3.5 hours
    •  11.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This gorgeous (and very popular) route travels uphill paralleling enchanting Fall Creek and then enters the Green Lakes Basin. ...

  • #6 Silver Falls State Park Loop

    2 Reviews

    Salem, OR

    This route takes you past many gorgeous waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park. This gorgeous singletrack path weaves through Silver Creek Canyon, past many spectacular waterfalls in Silver Falls ...
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  6.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This route takes you past many gorgeous waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park. This gorgeous singletrack path weaves through ...

  • #7 Timothy Lake Loop

    0 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    A zippy singletrack trail that follows the shores of Timothy Lake in the Mount Hood National Forest. Mountain views. Bridge crossings. It’s hard to beat running on smooth singletrack around a ...
    •  2.25 to 3 hours
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A zippy singletrack trail that follows the shores of Timothy Lake in the Mount Hood National Forest. Mountain views. Bridge ...

  • #8 Leif Erikson Drive

    1 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Nonmotorized multi-use gravel-dirt road with distance markers that winds through 5,000-acre Forest Park in Portland. Occasional views. This civilized multi-use trail is an easy cruise on a multi-use ...
    •  2 to 4 hours depending on length selected
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Nonmotorized multi-use gravel-dirt road with distance markers that winds through 5,000-acre Forest Park in Portland. Occasional ...

  • #9 Marquam Nature Park Loop

    1 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Signed forest path that winds through a Douglas fir and big-leaf maple forest in Marquam Nature Park. The route then hooks up with a paved pedestrian path that parallels Terwilliger Boulevard. ...
    •  45 minutes to 1 hour
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Signed forest path that winds through a Douglas fir and big-leaf maple forest in Marquam Nature Park. The route then hooks ...

  • #10 Deschutes River Trail - Benham Falls to Slough Meadow

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This route follows the southern segment of the Deschutes River Trail. It takes you through a magnificent old-growth ponderosa pine forest along the banks of the moody Deschutes River. Highlights ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This route follows the southern segment of the Deschutes River Trail. It takes you through a magnificent old-growth ponderosa ...

  • #11 Banks-Vernonia State Trail

    0 Reviews

    Banks, OR

    The Banks-Vernonia Trail stretches through the hills east of the Coast Mountains. It’s 35 miles west of Portland, and 52 miles east of the coastal town of Seaside. Both trail endpoints—at Banks ...
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    The Banks-Vernonia Trail stretches through the hills east of the Coast Mountains. It’s 35 miles west of Portland, and 52 ...

  • #12 Glendover Fitness Trail Loop

    1 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Wood-chip trail (with a short paved section) that circles Glendoveer Golf Course in northeast Portland. This sophisticated wood-chip trail circles the smooth greens of Glendoveer Golf Course ...
    •  40 minutes to 1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Wood-chip trail (with a short paved section) that circles Glendoveer Golf Course in northeast Portland. This sophisticated ...

  • #13 OC&E–Woods Line State Trail by Klamath Rails-to-Trails Group

    1 Reviews

    Klamath Falls, OR

    Explore the 98-mile OC&E–Woods Line State Trail for its solitude and panoramic views. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, equestrians, skateboarders, and other nonmotorized travelers have one thing in ...
    •  98 miles
    •  Guide

    Explore the 98-mile OC&E–Woods Line State Trail for its solitude and panoramic views. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, equestrians, ...

  • #14 Springwater Corridor

    0 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    The Springwater Corridor is the major southeast section of a system of nature trails encircling Portland. Ride, walk, or skate the trail to enjoy parks, botanical gardens, and wetlands—not to ...
    •  16.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Springwater Corridor is the major southeast section of a system of nature trails encircling Portland. Ride, walk, or ...

  • #15 Mount Pisgah Summit

    1 Reviews

    Eugene, OR

    This wide gravel path climbs relentlessly through oak woodlands to the summit of Mount Pisgah. Views. Just outside Eugene’s city limits, this steep, intense route takes you to the summit of ...
    •  45 minutes to 1.25 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    This wide gravel path climbs relentlessly through oak woodlands to the summit of Mount Pisgah. Views. Just outside Eugene’s ...

  • #16 Angels Rest

    1 Reviews

    Troutdale, OR

    Singletrack trail that ascends a steep, forested ridge to a spectacular summit in the Columbia River Gorge. Waterfall. Bridge crossing. Summit views. This challenging route is a great introduction ...
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Singletrack trail that ascends a steep, forested ridge to a spectacular summit in the Columbia River Gorge. Waterfall. Bridge ...

  • #17 Horsetail - Ponytail - Oneonta - Triple Falls

    2 Reviews

    Bonneville, OR

    This route takes you past four scenic waterfalls and through a fabulous Oneonta Creek canyon in the Columbia River Gorge. Bridge crossings. This route takes you past four of the most beautiful ...
    •  1.25 to 2 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This route takes you past four scenic waterfalls and through a fabulous Oneonta Creek canyon in the Columbia River Gorge. ...

  • #18 Dan's Trail

    0 Reviews

    Corvallis, OR

    This mostly singletrack route takes you to the top of 1,495-foot Dimple Hill in the McDonald Dunn Research Forest just outside of Corvallis. Views. Just outside the Corvallis city limits is the ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This mostly singletrack route takes you to the top of 1,495-foot Dimple Hill in the McDonald Dunn Research Forest just outside ...

  • #19 Smith Rock State Park Loop

    0 Reviews

    Redmond, OR

    Dirt trail that explores the spectacular Crooked River Canyon and then climbs to the summit of Misery Ridge. Mountain views. Bridge crossings. Cruise through a desert canyon along the meandering ...
    •  1.25 to 1.75 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Dirt trail that explores the spectacular Crooked River Canyon and then climbs to the summit of Misery Ridge. Mountain views. ...

  • #20 Cannon Beach

    0 Reviews

    Cannon Beach, OR

    This beach route begins in downtown Cannon Beach and heads south past Haystack Rock to the Tolovana Beach Wayside. Views. This classic coastal route packs in fresh Pacific air, a flat sandy beach, ...
    •  40 to 60 minutes
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This beach route begins in downtown Cannon Beach and heads south past Haystack Rock to the Tolovana Beach Wayside. Views. ...