Explore the most popular birding trails in Oregon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

19 hours ago

Went this weekend. It was amazing. 3/17/18 it was snowy still, slippery in some places. Be careful, but otherwise wonderful!

Tried to make it out here today. First, we drove past the trailhead, we thought it might have been the trailhead cause we drove over railroad tracks but our Google Maps told us to keep going. We only went a bit further though before it started to snow so we turned around and went back to where we'd crossed the tracks to give it a try. However, when we got out of the car there was audible gunfire from nearby. Turns out the trails runs parallel to an area where people like to practice shooting, even though there we signs that said "no shooting" (but they had bullet holes in them...) Anyways, we opted not to try since we weren't sure it was the correct trail head and the proximity of the gun range to the trail seemed too dangerous for our comfort. Once home I confirmed that the area with the gun range was the trailhead so we may go back later in the year when it isn't snowing.

Still some snow on the trail. Snow, rain and hail on Sunday.

great hike and view. Even though it rained, still had a great view!

1 day ago

Tried to summit on 3/11, made it to the false summit before getting into snow shin deep. We decided that was far enough and enjoyed the gorgeous view. No snow in the parking area, only after the first few big switchbacks.

Amazing. Moderate in effort, track is in great shape. Slight mud in lower spots. I was actually quite impressed with how dry it was. Slight hills, but all great footing. Good for kids, maybe not the little ones (6 and under?) Parking and access was super easy.

You’ll reach Pittock Mansion at the top - so fun to explore as well as bathroom access. Go do this!

Wife and I just did the loop yesterday. Beautiful walk. There were a lot of families along the trail and it seemed like even the young kids weren’t having any issues. Well maintained, well marked. We were prepared for a much more difficult hike, but all of the falls and the forest were such a great atmosphere that we really enjoyed ourselves. Casual walk, stopping for photos, a lunch break, and to converse with some folks- the whole thing took 3.5 hours.

1 day ago

Beautiful ravine and falls. Just a tip for other as I accidentally went down the dangerous path:

Make sure you do NOT take the trailhead nearest to the white gate (this one forks left past a makeshift campsite, then drops steeply off a cliff). Go back up the *road* from the white gate a couple hundred feet or so, and look for a dirt/muddy path down. This "easier" path is not easy and still fairly steep, but is not life/death dangerous like the other path (I went up the easier path after seeing other hikers coming down that way).

There's a map at oregonhikers.com that outlines the red path that you want to avoid (unless you're looking for a near-death thrill): http://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Abiqua_Falls_Hike

Do note, if you bring a small car and park at the big gravel lot, its a full 2 to 2.5 miles each way, just to get to the white gate.

Make sure you know what you're getting into, and take screenshots ahead of time (no data access out there), be safe, and enjoy - the falls are absolutely gorgeous.

If you're looking to get good photos, I went in mid March on a sunny day - you'd want to be there before noon or after 3ish to avoid the sun washing out your pics.

Easy hike with some gorgeous views along Oregon’s coastline. The trail isn’t marked well but it’s pretty self explanatory. We took the road back down to Sunset from Cape Arago due to time constraints but it was still almost 8 Miles. We saw lots of marine life as well as some panoramic vistas.

1 day ago

Great place to walk the dog and get some exercise. Beautiful on a sunny day but Thursday there was a rainbow across the little valley and I did not have my phone to take a picture! Trails are still muddy in the shade.

A great family friendly hike. You can hike different sections if you are crunched for time or the whole Loop. I've done both ways several times. It does get very busy in the late spring and summer. Best time to enjoy it is on a weekday- less busy.

I wouldn't recommend this to avid hikers, but it's perfect for families and people who don't want a super strenuous hike or to have to go out into the wilderness. For someone who hikes/backpacks as a hobby, it was a nice walk through a park and if I remember correctly much of it is paved, so it's hard to call it a true hike. Physically felt more like 2.5 miles total. Still quite lovely, just depends on what you are in the mood for and it's a perfect place to introduce kids to hiking and nature!

Easy hike, and very beautiful. Went yesterday and got there at 6am, only saw a small group of people as we got back to our car. I recommend going early to beat the crowd. Quite a bit of snow still on the ground, but I managed to go through easily with a pair of nikes.

1 day ago

Great hike! super beautiful with all the fallen trees!

1 day ago

The perfect spot for a long walk and lots of waterfalls. We took our time and hiked this easy loop for about 3 hours.

Great hike overall. The vistas were awesome. Started with the Misery Trail first then came down on the backside through Mesa Verde Trail and followed along the River Trail to finish off the hike.

Have done this hike many times and enjoyed it each time! A very fun short hike with a wonderful view!

2 days ago

Beautiful terrain various from dry to lush. I would say this is light moderate.

Beautiful easy hike with lush rivers and waterfalls. Takes approx. 35 minutes to make the loop. Some trails turn into streams and back to trails. Can be a little confusing to stick on the trail but it doesn't matter that much, it's not a large area to get lost in. Good for parents and kids.

Beautiful trail, today it was a quiet and peaceful day, almost no other people arround. We only met some fishermen, and a bunch of teenagers enjoying nature within their tents.

This was a breathtaking hike and views. Loved it all. Long but not too difficult.

This place is great for a quick hike in town and during the spring time! Amazing views of our rogue valley!

I haven't hiked the whole 30 miles of it but this is a great trail because there are so many other options to branch off of and cool places to see.

Great trail, I wouldn't go as far to say it's "Moderate". It wasn't a difficult hike. nice scenery and once I got up to council crest for the first time, the views were great I soaked them up for a couple of hours before I decided to hike back down.

Pretty easy hike, great little stream. when you take the turn up to Pittock Mansion be prepared for the incline. I've hiked this trail two times now. The first time I wasn't in the best shape so it was a nice burn. The second time I was in better shape so it wasn't as bad, but I powered up it and was out of breath by the time I got to the top because I was hiking up pretty quickly.

Nice easy hike. Bring the family. From the trail head and around the lake it is not as far as the map states. Pleasant walk if you have low experienced hikers if just want a nice stroll. Well maintained trail, lots of salamanders.

its a really nice trail for all ages with multiple ways to get there

2 days ago

Beautiful! Muddy, so bring three right shoes. No complaints from me on a sunny day!

Great trail for toddlers! The waterfall was huge and beautiful! The trail was muddy and wet.

This was an easy trail for my 6 yr old girl, my baby (11 months) took a nap the entire time on the baby carrier. we saw a lot of people working out, families, but no dogs allowed. very close to the towncenter mall, so we were able to quickly grab lunch afterwards
The summit doesn't have a clear view, but we definitely enjoyed it and we'll be back with the kids.

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