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 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 ...

  • #2 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 ...

  • #3 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. ...

  • #4 Leif Erikson Drive - Wildwood Loop

    3 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 ...

  • #5 Saddle Mountain Trail

    10 Reviews

    Saddle Mountain State Park, OR

    Saddle Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Clatsop County, Oregon. It is within Saddle Mountain State Park. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 1,653 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  2.3 miles

    Saddle Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Clatsop County, Oregon. It is within Saddle Mountain State Park. It is 2.3 miles ...

  • #6 Black Butte Trail 4026

    10 Reviews

    Deschutes National Forest, OR

    Black Butte Trail 4026 is a hiking trail in Jefferson County, Oregon. It is within Deschutes National Forest. It is 5.0 miles long and begins at 3,028 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  5.0 miles

    Black Butte Trail 4026 is a hiking trail in Jefferson County, Oregon. It is within Deschutes National Forest. It is 5.0 miles ...

  • #7 Harts Cove Trail

    9 Reviews

    Siuslaw National Forest, OR

    Harts Cove Trail is a hiking trail in Tillamook County, Oregon. It is within Siuslaw National Forest. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 978 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.2 miles ...
    •  2.6 miles

    Harts Cove Trail is a hiking trail in Tillamook County, Oregon. It is within Siuslaw National Forest. It is 2.6 miles long ...

  • #8 Silver Falls State Park Loop

    3 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 ...

  • #9 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 ...

  • #10 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. ...

  • #11 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 ...

  • #12 Bull of the Woods Trail #550

    8 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 ...

  • #13 Bagby Trail #544

    6 Reviews

    Mount Hood National Forest, OR

    Bagby Trail #544 is a hiking trail in Marion County and Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Bull of the Woods Wilderness Area, Mount Hood National Forest, Willamette National Forest, and Opal ...
    •  11.4 miles

    Bagby Trail #544 is a hiking trail in Marion County and Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Bull of the Woods Wilderness ...

  • #14 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 ...

  • #15 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 ...

  • #16 Wahclella Falls Trail

    7 Reviews

    Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area, OR

    Wahclella Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Multnomah County, Oregon. It is within Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 79 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  0.8 miles

    Wahclella Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Multnomah County, Oregon. It is within Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area. It is ...

  • #17 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 ...

  • #18 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 ...

  • #19 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 ...

  • #20 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 ...