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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!

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Amy E
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HikingMuddy

We did this hike on 7/10. Beautiful. Wildflowers. Ferns. Opportunities to take side hikes to other falls. We started at 11. Parts of the trail were quiet and others were packed. Some masked. Some not. I make a plea to all parties considering this hike...take doggie bags to pick up other peoples trash- we found drinking bottles, lids, plastic wrappers, sunflower hulls and yes, baby wipes from trail bathroom breaks. It was sad and heartbreaking. Although All Trails Users know this- pack it in - pack it out. We have to preserve these areas for all to enjoy how it is gifted to us. ...not with others senseless lazy mentalities.

Michelle Hong
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HikingFeeMuddy

2 hour drive from Portland, we thought we had to print out a parking pass but you can actually pay in the parking lot, bring $5 cash. We left Portland around 7:30am and got there around 9:30am, there were only 3 other cars. Hike itself was easy, there were some muddy parts. Ran into a lot of people on the way out, definitely want to come early to beat the crowd, the whole parking lot was full when we got out at 12:30pm.

Nicky Wyman
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Hiking

Hike was great. Easy to moderate with beautiful views of the creek. Very busy trail, I suggest getting there in the morning. The gravel road is 2 miles and is super easy. After the bridge it is 1.3miles to opal pool. This is where it gets moderate. I definitely recommend a sturdy tennis shoe or a light hiking shoe. The second half of the trail is narrow and rocky in some parts. Overall worth the trip!

Sarah Olson
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Hiking

Fun hike - I’d recommend this as an easy starter hike. It’s a good distance and has great views!

Sarah Olson
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Hiking

One of my favorite new trails! There is water hope access for your dog, and walking underneath the waterfall is breathtaking. Just make sure you know where you are going, there’s a couple places you could get lost farther down in different outlets!

Chair K
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This hike was a ton of fun! There were enough views to keep us distracted. We found that the trail was one of the easier moderate trails that we have done. It was muddy and wet is some places. We found that the trail was 8.5 miles, not 7.6 as reported. We finished the hike in just under 3 hours but the trail was pretty quiet at 8:30 am, which helped. We began at the south falls and made our way to the upper falls and the rim trail to complete the loop back to the south parking lot. The bathrooms at the South parking lot were decent.

Chair K
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Bugs

Hiked this trail on July 8. It is a beautiful trial! I would definitely recommend for anyone willing to get a good hike in. We began the trail by 9 am and had the trail to ourself. On our way back down we passed a total of 4 people, which surprised us as the description of this trail reads "heavily trafficked".

Michael Stroev
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Hiking

Great and easy trail for seeing some beautiful waterfalls. A LOT of people at the closest waterfalls to the entrance, but if you venture out further you get away from the crowd. I highly recommend only if you go further out into the trail :)

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Michelle L
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Hiking

I was recently introduced to this hike a few weeks ago and love it. It’s an easy hike and gorgeous scenery.

Terri Robinson
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Hiking

Road to gates hill closed today for paving

Sean Kim
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HikingMuddyRocky

Awesome hike, worth the view! It is pretty steep, but there are ropes to help on the way down. It’s easy to get lost finding the trail start, as there’s another hike around here that’s also great! We can testify to this because we got lost originally and also found some other folks who were looking too. There is parking by the ATV area but also farther in, depending if your car can handle the rocky road with dips. Overall, I’d say this hike is worth the journey!

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Natalia D
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HikingNo shade

Awesome views! Better when the sun is out though.

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Brianna Vicars
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MuddyRocky
Kayli Nagel
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Went 7/9/2020 on a Thursday afternoon. Not busy at all! Narrow trail which was hard to navigate with 2 dogs. Don't know that I'd bring both next time! The suspension bridge is well worth it! Muddy for sure so definitely wear shoes you don't care about getting muddy. I would call this between moderate and easy!

Charles MacKay
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Great!Rocky

great hike, a little difficult to find but waterfall is beautiful

Sarah Deputy
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HikingFeeMuddyRocky

There is a small fee to park. We started at the South Falls and took the Canyon Trail to the Lower North Falls, to the Rim trail back to the south falls parking lot. Some spots are slick rock and I was grateful to have brought the walking stick. The Canyon Trail was where the waterfalls and best views are, the Rim trail just goes through some gorgeous forest areas. I can honestly say I’m exhausted. Also the trail loop says 7 miles but I logged in at closer to 10 total, and I cut the bike path at the end with the more direct Rim Trail to the lot. We didn’t really do any off shoots except the couple of little jogs sideways to see the other falls not directly on the trail. That said, the little jogs didn’t count for the additional mileage, they were literally right there off the trail. And we skipped upper north falls. So plan on closer to 10 miles total.

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K L
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HikingMuddy

The trail is kind of hard to find and there are no signs at the entrance of the trail, but once you’ve found it, the hike is so beautiful! It has some very steep hills, but that’s just a fun challenge :)

IRENE GARCIA
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Hiking

Went last year for all ten falls and it was way worth it !! Took a teenager with me and he did a great job !

IRENE GARCIA
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Hiking

Fun hike , took this hike a few years ago and kids were scared of bridge but it’s a great hike!

Megan Holt
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Hiking

This is definitely not 7 miles! It was 11.7 miles, but it’s so flat it goes by like a breeze! Only took close to four hours. I took two boys I watch along are both under 10 and they did great since we’ve been working on it! Definitely a beautiful hike and not too challenging!

Jorge Orozco
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HikingFee

A beautiful and well kept trail with very manageable elevation gains. People of just about any skill level and age should be able to walk this trail without much concern. The total distance I traveled was 11 miles which included small detours for good photos in approved side trails. The bathroom facilities are nice.

Jodie Miller
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HikingFeeMuddy

Pretty easy trail. Very busy. We went about 11:30am and it was quite busy already. Trail was very muddy, as to be expected in Oregon, on the coast. Trail head says 1.5 miles to the falls, however, my fitbit tracked it at 1.91 miles. Be prepared to get muddy! Falls were much smaller than I expected but still beautiful. The trail was quite beautiful and serene.

Stephen Jenkins
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HikingGreat!

Fun trail. Look at the map and you can avoid a lot of the road walking shown on the mapped route

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