Explore '17 Solar Eclipse Oregon - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the contiguous United States! It will be the first solar eclipse to traverse coast to coast in nearly a century and the first to occur solely in the United States since the country was founded! To celebrate this epic event, The AllTrails Team has created a list of Oregon’s top-notch eclipse-viewing spots! What better place to watch the eclipse than from the Oregon Coast? Enjoy the lush canopies of fir and cedar that tower above and the miles of plunging, rocky cliffs that stretch alongside the Pacific. With a view framed by an ocean horizon, Oregonians can revel in having one of the best seats in the house, in one of the first places in the U.S to see the eclipse. The eclipse will first touch Oregon at approximately 10:15am. The sun will be totally obscured by the moon for a 1-2 minute period before exiting the state at about 10:27 am. From the Coast, the moon’s shadow will race east toward Salem. Worried about a foggy forecast covering your seaside view? Have no fear! Oregon is teeming with strikingly beautiful inland sites within the 'path of totality' that will surely fulfill your nature and eclipse needs. Check out those inland gems on our list! The Willamette Valley and Deschutes River Valley seem to be the safest bets for clear skies on the day of the eclipse. Be sure to consider traffic, camping, and sleeping arrangements if you will be making an overnight trip as an estimated 7 million people will be migrating to this path. Click 'View Full Map' below to filter by activity type, rating, difficulty, length, etc and find your perfect solar eclipse hike or campout! And of course, don't forget to share your adventure with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #alltrails Happy Adventuring!

'17 Solar Eclipse Oregon Map
1 day ago


These words alone cannot begin to describe, just how amazing this place is! It’s so peaceful, relaxing, and so much more!

You will not be disappointed!

Such a great hike! So many beautiful pools to stop at. Also a good place to go backpacking. I’ve been twice and plan on going again later this spring.

trail running
4 days ago

Fun place for trail running

This hike is truly worth it! One of our favorites! We will definitely do again! Incredible views from the top!

5 days ago

Gorgeous, amazing great hike. Lots of maps along the way to guide you. It is a busy trail, which duh. Nice moderate hike. We clocked in at 8 miles after we finished!

Enjoyable hike. First mile is the roughest and then the rest of it is flat. Saw 2 bald eagles hanging out, super neat. Very quite, not a lot of hikers there which is really nice.

The trail winds through the forest. With an amazing view of the waterfall from the suspension bridge and then the trail ends with a nice view from the other side. There are some rock that will take you close to the waterfall as well.

Lovely day for a hike. There were a lot of cars at the trailhead, but did not see too many of the occupants on the trails. Would love to have a better map tho. Will try the Santiam National Forest office to see if they have one. The trails that intersect and wander off led us to a stretch of "private property" per a hiker who rents from the owner told us as she, her companion and dogs were coming from the opposite direction. Definitely want to explore some more.

Loved the view!

Great trail, winds through a beautiful part of the coastal forest. Trail is well marked and even though it was muddy it was a great time.

8 days ago

perfect easy hike, I suggest you keep on going after checking out the falls!

9 days ago

Certainly the Crown Jewel in Oregon State Parks! Midday weekdays and winter holiday evenings are the best time to have some space in the this park. Once you hike away from South Falls, the traffic lightens. Photography opportunities here are excellent and the fall colors cannot be beat. Colder winters provide stunning, iced scenery. Most folks visit in summer but the environment comes alive in late fall and winter: Greater water flow and a wider palette of color. The hardest parts about this hike are 1) Some of the canyon side switch backs, and 2) Leaving.

This trail has a lot to it in its short mileage: The trail winds down from the trailhead through classic, coastal conifer forest. The largest challenge, for some, is the suspension footbridge spanning the canyon in which the Fall dumps into. Partner and I had a lot of fun with photos and movement on that wiggly bridge! The bridge does offer an atypical, elevated perspective of the Fall. Then the trail switchbacked down into the canyon to put hikers at the riverside. Hiked this one in December and it was wet but I have no regrets. That's Oregon for ya!

9 days ago

Always a beautiful hike! One of our favorites

9 days ago

A beautiful hike.

One of my favorites, will definitely be back to do this one again.

10 days ago

beautiful scenery and loved every minute!

10 days ago

While this loop is listed as a moderate trail, the majority of it can be done at a jog pushing a stroller. There are stairs in a few places that would prevent this in practice, but it's really just a pleasant walk.

That said, this is a beautiful loop giving you up-close views of ten waterfalls, four of which you can go behind. $5 to park.

11 days ago

This is by far my favorite hike I’ve ever been on. It’s absolutely gorgeous and there are more than 10 waterfalls if you count the small ones down on the rocks as you walk.

12 days ago

we went 1/28/18 and found a beautiful waterfall at the end! Getting there was a rugged muddy climb. I would recommend wearing shoes and pants that can get dirty. Totally worth it in the end.

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