Looking for a great trail near Crescent, Oregon? AllTrails has 36 great hiking trails, trail 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 LaPine State Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Crescent ranging from 3.2 to 72 miles and from 4,084 to 7,657 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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bugs
4 days ago

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bugs
scramble
4 days ago

Great hike. Follow the PCT up to the side trail to the peak. Saw a Fisher on the trail.

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
washed out
11 days ago

Great afternoon hike! Danger signs were properly posted about washout. Beautiful scenery:)

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bugs
14 days ago

beautiful trail, good placesto hang hammocks, fish jumping every couple of seconds(flyfishing). mosquitoes 8/3/19 were absolutely terrible. bring tons of insect repellent!

Easy hiking for gorgeous waterfalls! This area gets super busy all year round, even on weekdays!

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bugs
25 days ago

Trail in good condition. Was a great hike and backpacking with my son. Mosquitos are out though, that’s been the only downside.

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bugs
26 days ago

I absolutely recommend this trail to hikers of all levels. The elevation change is very minimal and the views are absolutely incredible. It’s very remote, which offers immense opportunities for uninterrupted solitude. The mosquitos are also no joke this time of year- bring your bug spray and mosquito nets. If you can get past that, the many, MANY lakes you will see are absolutely amazing. Nearby Suzanne lake has some incredible looking (and tasting) Brook trout that are a hell of a lot of fun to catch. Fair warning: the road to get up there (crescent lake to summit lake, (NF-60)) is extremely rough and 4x4 with high clearance is a requirement. There are many washouts, ruts, large boulders, and huge bumps to get over. It is also next to impossible to get up there if it has rained. The soil is dry and silty, and turns to slick mud in an instance.

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bugs
1 month ago

We did the lower trail yesterday. Still very green and the falls are still quite large. Be sure to bring your bug repellent. The mosquitoes are huge and relentless. The trail is steep but in pretty good condition. Going down was pretty easy. Coming back up was tough as I'm old and out of shape but we made it and even found a few Huckleberries.

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1 month ago

The Falls were massively running in early May - wow! The spray made it look like I was in fog. Hike was ok - beautiful as all the NUT but when you got to the river it was very sweet - lots of water from the winter snow melt.

hiking
1 month ago

The bridge across Trapper creek was damaged recently and is closed. Signs direct you to ford it instead and is not an exaggeration - the water was too high and fast to allow you to cross it atop exposed rocks or something like that. There is an alternate route on an old trail, though, that will allow you to bypass it. From the Trapper creek campground, go west on the main paved road (you're already on the side of Trapper creek you want). Go maybe a 1/2 mile until you can see the "West Bay" of Odell lake on your right (North). On your left (South of the road) you should see an obvious trail, marked by some exposed beams poking out of the ground. Go South on that, across the railroad tracks, and up the hill. There are a lot of downed trees, but you should still be able to make out the old trail. It put me out right at the junction with the Yoran lake trail, which was well marked. Kind of a hassle, but beats dealing with fording the creek. The hike was as pretty as you like, but there were lots of mosquitoes in mid July! I had the trail completely to myself - I literally didn't see a single person (probably because of the bridge situation).

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bugs
1 month ago

mosquitos! otherwise a great hike. no one else on the trail all 12 miles and no cars in the parking lot.

July 4, 2019. Easy trail into 3 beautiful lakes. Hike to the top of the ridge for a great view.

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bugs
1 month ago

Great hike to a gorgeous lake. Why the husband & I totally blanked on it being mosquito season is beyond me but be prepared - it starts from just about the beginning (hiked on 7/4/19). Thanks to deet, we kept on hiking but it was too much by the lake. Bummer. We’ll be back tho.

I hiked this loop in early July; I parked at the PCT trailhead right off Willamette pass and walked the loop counterclockwise. Here are a few observations about my hike: TRAILHEADS: The easiest option is to park at the PCT trailhead right off and on the north side.of OR 58. Should the lot be full, there is ample space on the south side of OR58 using the turn off to Shelter Cove and turning immediately to the right. Another option can be to park at the Gold Lake campground to start at the lowest point of the loop (there might however be some red-tape/fee to contend with there). SCENIC APPEAL: I gave this route 5 stars as it combines quite a few of the "gems" I am looking for when heading out on a trail: easy access, lakes, healthy forests, views (maybe only a B on this one), good places to snack/lunch/camp, several options to extend/shorten the hike if needed, etc. A less common "find" is the beautiful Maiden Peak shelter that is definitely worth visiting (LNT! LNT!....) TRAIL PROFILE: Half of the hike is on the PCT and therefore on a path that is well maintained, well graded, easy to follow. The other half (Maiden Peak trail, Marilyn Lakes trail, return via OR58) is certainly a bit of a step down for a variety of reasons. The descent towards Gold Lake starts a bit steep before leveling some; it is not bad however -- it is just that the PCT spoils us! The traverse from Gold Lake though the Marilyn lakes and back to NFR 500 and OR58 was the low point of the hike (and not just from an elevation perspective). The lakes are pretty enough... but the trail was overgrown in may place (to the point of being lost) and quite muddy/waterlogged too. I had to use GPS to get back on track. If you want to avoid that little obstacle course you can just head back to OR 58 following the forest road. The return on OR 58 was what one would expect walking along a busy highway...but it only lasted about a mile with ample space on the shoulder. There are no steep portions on the whole loop (going counterclockwise), thanks again to the PCT.There are a few semi exposed portions (after Rosary lakes and to the Maiden Peak trail) and, of course, the walk back alongside OR 58 is in full sun (if sun there is that day...). TRAFFIC: Rosary Lakes is a very popular camping spot, and six miles of the loop are on the PCT. This should guarantee medium to slightly heavy traffic on many days. I only met one party (bikers!) on the Maiden Peak trail portion... and no one on the Marilyn Lakes portion.

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1 month ago

Great, short little hike!

on Waldo Lake Trail

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bugs
1 month ago

Just backpacked this trail this weekend. We loved it! Started in Shadow Bay, and hiked northwest around the lake. Still some patches of snow near shadow bay, but totally crossable. Camped about 4 miles in the first night. Lots of mosquitos this time of year... bring bug spray. We kept it moving during the day and had a fire at night and it wasn’t bad! Ended up packing it out the entire way the next day bc we didn’t bring cash for the northern campground and couldn’t have a fire off the campground to keep the mosquitos away. Lesson learned. Still can’t wait to do it again!! So beautiful!!

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1 month ago

My husband and I recently hiked parts of Waldo mountain for our anniversary. We definitely enjoyed ourselves. we got some great views. Came across two black bears. Turned out to be a great day hike we enjoyed together. The mosquitoes got a little intense. but other then that a great trip.

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1 month ago

Steep hike. Longer than the signs indicate. Start in the morning. BEAUTIFUL clear lake. Well worth the effort!!

Great stretch of trail! Awesome ever changing landscapes and adequate water. We hiked in early/mid June... some navigational challenges on snow and heavy mosquitoes in areas but all around smooth travels. Plenty of solitude.

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bugs
2 months ago

June 13 - MASSIVE amounts of mosquitos. Tried to walk faster and swat them off, but by about 0.5 miles we realized we were outnumbered. I’d say there was probably about 20 following us at any given time. Selecting a 3 star because I’m sure it’s a wonderful hike otherwise and they won’t let me bypass the star rating lol. Also FYI -The last 0.2 miles to trailhead was too rutted for my low clearance car (Fiat 500)

backpacking
2 months ago

Did this hike 06-04-2019. A couple of blowdowns here and there but nothing to worry about. Very well maintained trail and Wilderness Area. Spectacular lake colors and views from the shore of Red Top Butte and other prominent features. Limited camping opportunities on the east side of the lake, but it may be better on the west side. I did not circle the lake, but it looks like there is a trail that probably does. Parking fees at trailhead is $5 and there is a FREE self issued wilderness permit required. This trail is easy to moderate in terms of elevation change. Awesome Wilderness Everywhere in here :-)

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snow
washed out
2 months ago

Tried to do a backpack overnight here 5/26/19. Still far too much snow, only got about a mile in before losing the trail completely due to water runoff. Decided it was too dangerous to try to navigate trough snow and running water with no visible trail. This hike is better to save for July/August season

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rocky
2 months ago

May 25th the south trail is steep and rocky but the falls are beautiful. Trailhead is on a dirt road with deep rutts, a higher clearance vehicle is nice.

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