Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

hiking
10 hours ago

One of my favs! Heavy duty hike in full sun. If you're looking for a butt burner / vomit inducer start on Burma Road to Summit Trail, hiking up to First Kiss, then working the backside of Misery Ridge and ending at the Canyon Trail. Have fun and watch out for rattlesnakes, saw one a few weekends ago on the trail.

mountain biking
11 hours ago

I helped with building & maintaining this trail that is primarily used for mountain biking. I’ve been on this trail probably close to 75 times and it’s always enjoyable. What’s really fun is riding after the snow has fallen and following the cougar tracks!

Tough trail through some pretty nice forest. Either way is a descent then climb, no getting the hard part out of the way first. Some parts of the trail aren’t very obvious but using this app fixes that problem. It’s a long 9.1miles, be prepared.

Yes you have to walk up a gravel road to explore the waterfalls but only when the road to the campground is closed - November through May. Otherwise you can drive to the campground & take a short hike to see Shelburg Falls. There are a lot more trails to the south & east of the campground that you can explore. Check out the trail map on the Santiam State Forest website. Many of these trails are multi use & frequented by mountain bikers but we can all enjoy them if we use proper trail etiquette. It’s now possible to connect to Silver Falls trail through the network of trails at Shelburg.

Depending on what you are going for this trail is great. The trail access is super easy, the forest was calm and peaceful and it was a great workout! One thing that was very annoying was all of the spiderwebs on the trail, but other than that great hike.

Plan to spend the entire day. My favorite waterfall trail so far. I feel like the map can be a little confusing. The color maps at each waterfall are easier to understand. If you can't do the entire thing, do the upper falls! So worth it. The Fitbit said we did 10 miles when we were done. I don't think it tracks the in and outs to each waterfall spot. Parking is paid, card only.

hiking
20 hours ago

Awesome hike filled with nature beauty of mountains, woods and pools.

Nice nature walk along the river!

We backpacked part of the trail to Devil's Cauldron in a day. It was a beautiful hike with great lookouts over the coast along the way. The trail was definitely overgrown in some sections but I hiked the whole thing in my tevas and was fine. I just recommend avoiding shorts. The trail was easy to follow despite a few downed trees. We stealth camped at Devil"s Cauldron and set up our hammocks a little ways up from the viewpoint. We had no problems with bugs although a critter did manage to eat through the ziplock bags our food stash was in. We decided to call it quits at Devil's Cauldron in the morning because we weren't interested in hiking on the shoulder of highway 101 for a mile and a half. All in all it was a great experience and would definitely recommend.

First, there's no parking/usage fees but there is limited parking near the gate (right after a large brown/green house on the left and a scenic byway sign on the right), otherwise you'll have to park off the highway. Id say near the gate it'll probably fit 6-7 cars.
Second, this is great for dogs but probably not smaller or older dogs as there are some downed logs and large rocks you have to get over.
Third, there's some streams but easily maneuvered around. I imagine in spring they are not passable without walking through them.
Fourth, there are quite a few spots with growth hanging over the path, no biggie for most, but some may want to wear long sleeves/pants. Some growth is salmon(?)berry bushes with small thorns.
All in all, the hike was awesome! Some spots where you need to hoof it but the end is worth it. The falls near the House Rock are beautiful. Got there at 8 and saw no one else until we were almost back at the beginning.

Absolutely incredible trail. Got up at 5am with the girlfriend, made our trip from Eugene shortly after and started hiking from the South falls. Great hike, very well maintained, not ruff on the feet. Said we did 64 stories at 9.1 miles. Amazing views, with multiple spots to sit an snack. We wanted to come here 3 weeks ago but the directions on this app led us to the opal creek trail instead, which was way far away from this hike, still don’t understand how the directions are so off. The address here is 20024 silver falls hwy se. sublimity Oregon 97385. Follow the road and the signs to the North or South falls parking sites. Otherwise you’ll end up like us a long ways off the 1st time hiking the wrong trails.

A strenuous gradual climb from Lower Twin Lake, however the summit down to Frog Lake is very steep and has a lot of rocky debris. This trail is more difficult than moderate. If you leave from Frog Lake prepare for a steep climb.

Hiked 7/14 (Saturday) and it was very busy at the South Falls where we parked but plenty of parking and room to spread out. First part of hike was awesome, traffic thinned the farther in we got. Picking up a map at TH was helpful. We would cut out Rim Trail if we did it again because it follows the road (but the trees are gorgeous). North Fall is worth seeing, don't take the cut and miss it. Plenty of places to pull over and rest, even behind the falls. We had a delicious lunch and local drafts after at the South Falls Cafe. It was awesome: clean restroom, refillable water station (around side), and a great patio to sit, enjoy, relax.

nice trail.

It was a great experience. I did about a 13 mile loop and the majority of the trail was shaded so it was nice and cool. The only downside is that you have to run up the road back up where you came from. If there was a way to connect it from another trail this would be a 5 star trail.

Has a cool vibe and would recommend if you are able to make the trip. It seems there can be some sketchy people in the area, but everything was fine for us. :)

Hike is about 8.7 miles if you explore the entire loop. Truly a beautiful hike. more easy than moderate, although a few spots have quite a few steps and some points of rapid elevation. Started at the south entrance as suggested and traffic was light once we got going on the trail. Definitely worth it.

Mosquitoes were terrible, but probably had a lot to do with the time of day. Gorgeous views! Great challenge for me as well because I'm trying to get some elevation gain training hikes in.

hiking
1 day ago

Trail is closed- wildfire!

It is a very short walk to the waterfall. Highly recommend, as the waterfall is amazing!!!

Family and pet friendly hike along the river!

Be careful as the water was extremely cold! We saw someone yelling for help because her leg immediately cramped up when she got in water.

We also saw someone nearly die... he jumped from the cliff and tried to swim out but was getting pushed down from the current... then due to the coldness of the water he could no longer swim and had to yell for help. Thankfully an amazing individual named Brenda rushed out there and brought him back to shore.

His mouth was extremely bloody from the jump and could barely move once he was pulled out of the water.

good workout in the heat.

backpacking
2 days ago

Did this in a leisurely 7 days in mid-July. The scenery was spectacular and the trail was well-engineered and well-maintained. A few things to keep in mind:
- Be prepared for 100-degree temps at this time of year.
- Most of the trail is 50-100 feet above the river, so don't expect to use the river for midday drinking or swimming. There are many campsites by the river, though. At this time of year, there were still plenty of creeks crossing the trail for drinking water.
- Poison oak is everywhere.
- Outside of the designated camping areas, and even inside them, there are few level places to pitch a tent or even to sit down. You're always on the side of a hill. I was glad to have a hammock instead of a tent.
- In many places, you're walking a narrow trail on a steep scree hillside, which can be intimidating.
Beautiful place though!

So, did the loop with my friend. Super super pretty, you wont regret it, the views and colors are fantastic. I don't have kids, but if I did, I'd take them. I have a lifeproof case so I got some cool shots underwater and of some fish. I work in the mountains for a living and it was hardly a problem to hike it. My friend who doesn't get out as much didn't have much problem either. I'd recommend, but if you're going in the summer make sure to take lots of water and snacks and take your time!

backpacking
2 days ago

Overrated. While there are nice views on portions of the trail, for the most part there aren't any.

I took the road up, and the trail down. I'm a little out of shape, but was able to do this entire hike without a bottle of water at around 7pm. It's an easy hike with manageable elevation gain. The views are not good. At least from this trail. Haven't found a good vista of the valley from this area, at least not yet. This hike was EASY.

hiking
3 days ago

We started early...saw no one on our way to the pools. Beautiful hike the whole way....water was cold but nice for the kids and dog to play in before heading back.

hiking
3 days ago

The trail is fairly easy but way out there. It needs to be said though—the mosquitos are no joke. They are the worst I have ever experienced. You need to deet up before you leave your vehicle and do so repeatedly on the trail. The mosquitos will be on you as soon as you exit your vehicle at Lake Timpanogas. The water is warm enough to swim in at Indigo.

Short, flat stroll while viewing the pinnacles.

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