Best Walking Trails in Oregon

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on Nels Rogers-University Fa...
11 hours ago

hiking

We started from the university falls trailhead. nice and easy hike for the kids. the one downside is the trail isn't marked well and with a bunch of kiddos that can be confusing at times. The kids had fun at the falls and fun father down playing in the creek.

on Cascade Streamwatch Trail
12 hours ago

hiking

so much fun! We spent hours there going through the streamwatch, the wetlands and the playground area. my kids favorite part was a little stream on the Boulder ridge trail just off the wetlands trail. We spent a good half hour just playing in the water there.

on Marion Lake Trail
12 hours ago

hiking

Awesome hike! Last 0.7 miles of the access road is paved, but not a problem.

on Collings Mountain Trail
13 hours ago

hiking

This trail is a nice trail, it is alot up hill. need some bud spray too. hiked 3 miles and was a great work out.

on Latourell Falls Loop Trai...
13 hours ago

Was a great place for a first time hike, just enjoy the outdoors. Just Beautiful!

on Strawberry Lake Basin Tra...
21 hours ago

I love the strawberry wilderness! the hike is nice. moderate. my husband and I hiked to the lake. then it's a little further (half mile or so, if my memory is correct) to get to the falls, which are a beautiful sight.

on Wahkeena Falls Loop Trail
22 hours ago

hiking

wonderful waterfalls, rambling streams, monstrous trees, overlooks and lots of tourist (near the lower levels of the falls) to get a chuckle out of trying to hike in flip flops or sandles. would of loved to have more time to explore deeper into the forest.

on Mount McLoughlin Trail
1 day ago

hiking

Great hike with the family! Late August and it was probably 65-75 degrees. My six year old son apparently found it difficult. He hurled twice. After that he was fine. Hiked with 4 kids, ages 15, 13, 11, and 6. We took our time. Left the bottom at 9:20. Got back to the car at 7:10. Spent about an hour at the top. Lots of breaks along the way. Still plenty light when we got back to the car. The last bit was definitely the hardest. Used my hands frequently to help keep myself going forward. I'm not fond of heights, and was slightly nervous, but most of the time when I could see over the edge it wasn't a drop. Just a steep slope. Easy to get off the trail near the top, but the bottom is MUCH improved from June. In June, there were downed trees all over the trail.
Great day! Beautiful views!

on McDowell Creek Falls Trai...
1 day ago

hiking

Today I hiked this place near Lebanon, Oregon and was little a disappointed with the Waterfall not having much water in it but that is to be expected, with it being damn near 95° degree weather here in the valley today.

Quite an uphill hike and not really recommend for beginners but more for the moderate type of hiker, but it was a nice and shady in some spots of this Trail.

on Cascade Head Trail
1 day ago

Shaded most of the way except torwards the top. Got very hot in the sun, better to do on a sunny day in the 60°s. Lots of roots on trail, good trail signs for direction.

on McDowell Creek Falls Trai...
1 day ago

hiking

I volunteer at this park to do repairs and help maintain the trails. The park is in a temperate rain forest and is very green and lush all year round. The lower parking area has several picnic tables, which are currently being upgraded and two new charcoal grills. The upper parking area has tables which are in good repair. This is a moderate hike which takes about 60 to 90 minutes. There are many scenics spots to stop and enjoy with several areas to enjoy the creek. For any hikers that have enjoyed Silver Falls State Park this is a miniature version. The only toilet is at the lower parking area and no water faucets are available so be sure and bring some.

on Eagle Creek to Punchbowl ...
1 day ago

hiking

I hiked this trail for the first time this past Tuesday. I started at the trail head and went all the way up to twister falls, about 6 miles. The trail was empty on the way out starting at 8:30am but by the time I made it back around 3:00pm it was packed. I will definitely be back for this one but probably not for the entire hike in one day. There are camp sites at the 4 1/2 mile mark so that will most likely be my next trip for this trail.

on Goodman Trail
1 day ago

Awesome trail.

on Rainie Falls Trail
1 day ago

Enjoyable little hike, worth doing.