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.

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#1. Wildwood Trail to Pittock Mansion


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. This…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking, Trail Running - 7.2 miles BestHiking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Leif Erikson Drive - Wildwood Loop


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 run th…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 7.9 miles BestHiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Pamelia Lake


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 old-grow…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Detroit, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 4.4 miles BestHiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion


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 begins…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking, Trail Running - 3.8 miles BestHiking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Green Lakes Loop


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 T…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Bend, OR - Hiking, Trail Running - 11.6 miles BestHiking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Silver Falls State Park Loop


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 State…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Salem, OR - Hiking, Trail Running - 6.9 miles BestHiking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#7. Timothy Lake Loop


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 pristine…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 11.4 miles
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#8. Leif Erikson Drive


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 g…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 12 miles
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#9. Marquam Nature Park Loop


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. From th…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking, Trail Running - 4.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

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


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 inclu…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Bend & Central Oregon"
Bend, OR - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 4.6 miles
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#11. Banks-Vernonia State Trail


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 and at…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Banks, OR - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 21 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#12. Glendover Fitness Trail Loop


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 in northe…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Portland, OR - Trail Running - 2 miles
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#13. OC&E–Woods Line State Trail by Klamath Rails-to-Trails Group


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 common…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Klamath Falls, OR - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running - 98 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#14. Shevlin Park Loop


This fun hike is a local favorite and is only minutes from downtown Bend. The route winds through ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forest along the banks of picturesque Tumalo Creek in Shevlin Park. Th…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Bend & Central Oregon"
Bend, OR - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 4.9 miles
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#15. Springwater Corridor


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 mention…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Portland, OR - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 16.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#16. Mount Pisgah Summit


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 1,516-foot…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Eugene, OR - Hiking, Trail Running - 3 miles
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#17. Angels Rest


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 to…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Troutdale, OR - Trail Running - 4.4 miles
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#18. Horsetail - Ponytail - Oneonta - Triple Falls


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 waterfa…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Bonneville, OR - Hiking, Trail Running - 6.4 miles
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#19. Ridgeline Trail Loop: Spencer Butte to Fox Hollow Road


This route begins at the base of Spencer Butte, follows Ridgeline Trail across Fox Hollow Road, completes a loop, and then heads back to Spencer Butte Park. Slippery wooden ramps. Escape the city and…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Eugene, OR - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 7 miles
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#20. Dan's Trail


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 McDona…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Corvallis, OR - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 8.2 miles
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