Best trails in Blue River

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Looking for a great trail near Blue River, Oregon? AllTrails has 36 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Cascadia State Park or Elijah Bristow State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like McDowell Creek County Park or Thurston Hills Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 16 moderate trails in Blue River ranging from 3 to 24.8 miles and from 1,433 to 6,643 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Blue River
Top trails (36)
#1 - Tamolitch Blue Pool via McKenzie River Trail
Willamette National Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
This short portion of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail takes you to the beautiful turquoise Tamolitch Pool, also known as Blue Pool. The beginning of this easy hike is through old growth Show more
#2 - Proxy Falls Loop Trail
Willamette National Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 45 m
Please note: When the gate to trailhead is closed, expect an additional 2 miles hike each way to and from the trailhead. This loop trail travels through open lava fields and dense forest, offering vShow more
#3 - McKenzie River National Recreational Trail: Clear Lake to Trail Bridge
Willamette National Forest
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 5 h 41 m
Single track trail through old growth forests, waterfalls, and McKenzie River This hike can be done in either direction (downhill or uphill). This is the downhill version (2 of 4 parts making up theShow more
#4 - Obsidian Trail
Willamette National Forest
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 6 h 12 m
Permit Required. (Online purchase) Highway 242 is closed from November until the snow melts, cutting off access during winter.Show more
#5 - Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs
Willamette National Forest
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 23 m
Operational Hours: Day use only. Closed sundown to sunrise (strictly enforced). Closed Thursdays from 8 a.m. - 12 noon for cleaning. Day Pass - $7 per person, per day Annual Pass - $66 per year Fee aShow more
#6 - McKenzie River National Recreational Trail
Willamette National Forest
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Length: 24.1 mi • Est. 10 h 14 m
This is an amazing bike trail, one of the best in Oregon. You'll pass by beautiful lakes, two big waterfalls, through lava fields and through beautiful forests. Show more
#7 - Sahalie Falls, Koosah, and Tamolich Falls via McKenzie River Trail
Willamette National Forest
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 24 m
Sahalie Falls, Koosah, and Tamolich Falls via McKenzie River Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blue River, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all Show more
#8 - Castle Rock Trail
Willamette National Forest
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
Easy hike through Douglas Fir forest. From the top you can see the McKenzie River Valley as well as the Three Sisters. This hike is listed as easy and can be done with children. You hike through a Show more
#9 - Linton Lake Trail
Willamette National Forest
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
Easy trail wanders through forest and lava flow, to Linton Lake. Great hike for kids with very little elevation gain.Show more
#10 - Tamolitch McKenzie River Trail to Coldwater Cove
Willamette National Forest
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 6 h 33 m
Old growth hike along the McKenzie River This is a wonderful hike through 600 year old pines along the snow melt-fed McKenzie River. Wonderful views, peaceful settings and an easy trail to follow. Show more
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