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

hiking
1 month ago

Completed this hike in early June 2017. FANTASTIC Hike and over the course of 5 days, we saw only 3 people. Beautiful rugged area and we had the entire lake to ourself. We caught several trout which we released for future hikers to enjoy Very windy the first day and night but only added to the excitement. Love this place and it exceeded all expectations!

on School Canyon Trail

hiking
5 months ago

We arrived in the late afternoon (2pm) and had the trail to ourselves. Unfortunately we only did the first half, but enjoyed every minute of it. The trail is very open, allowing us to walk in the warm autumn sunshine. From the first saddle there is a beautiful view... you are pretty much walking the entire trail with a good view. Next time we hope to do the whole trail.

backpacking
10 months ago

Did not make it all the way to the lake, but camped about 7 miles in. Many great creekside camp spots perfect for backpacking with easy access to water. Saw a rattlesnake approx 3 miles up the trail and many butterflies.

backpacking
11 months ago

This hike was challenging: very, very steep in the few two miles, but then mellows out into a few miles of forest and meadows. It does get steep again near the end, in the mile just before Flag Point Road. Hikers are rewarded with views of The Sisters and Jefferson to the south during the first part of the hike, as well as expansive territorial views of the Friend area of central Oregon. About a third of the way up, there's an up-close-and-personal view of Hood but its base is obscured by the mountain that the trail itself continues to climb. Get the best views of Hood by continuing onto the Divide Trail at the top.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Beautiful. Links to badger creek trail for a longer loop.

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

About .8 miles in is the steepest jaunt, just above the oak grove, but completely worth pushing through to see the dramatic forest change as you round the side of the hill. The change is intense and immediately noticeable in the vegetation; totally needed out on this one

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

This was a great little hike. It is a pretty quick incline in a short distance and still had some large melting snow patches to go through. There was also A LOT of blowdown to climb over or go around. Very nice hiking along the creek and then getting to the beautiful lake was great. There are a couple places to camp around the lake. I would recommend this as a start point and then when you hit Divide trail take a right and head towards Lookout Point.

hiking
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nice little jaunt. Nice little creek as we'll. Came across no other hikers. Kind of a departure from other trails near Mt. Hood.

hiking
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

We hiked to Camp #4 from the book, One Night Wilderness: Portland, by Douglas Lorain. It was warm and dry and we saw a ton of butterflies, 3 Mule deer, and had great access to the water for the kids to play.

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backpacking
11 months ago

backpacking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

backpacking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016