Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

I liked this trail. It was easy and I had fun. Also got approached by a rooster at then end, just wishing us a good day!

The bridge is out about a mile in. the trail has a closed sign at the head.

undeniably the most gorgeous waterfall I have seen in person. And I've seen a few...
there is also great 4 wheel drive/atv/motocross trails in the area (you'll drive right by these, so keep your eye open)

This trail is spectacular and is definitely worth the walk especially is it’s basically the only falls trail open right now. Definitely do it clockwise.

on Cascade Head Trail

2 days ago

Great place one of the best on the coast. You can take the very easy level hike or a nice big crazy one.
The view is amazing.
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I am 50 years old had a heart attack in June of 2017. And we made it up and thru the whole trail. Don’t kid yourself, it’s difficult but beautiful. It was awsome

There was still snow on the trail, I would definitely wear boots if you have them. There is a lot of foot traffic. So quiet and beautiful, we can’t wait to do it again!

This trail is one of my favorites. It’s an easy walk through the Forrest near the community college. It’s well maintained and has bridges and benches.

2 days ago

Great hike, easy to find, some hills, beautiful scenery, only saw 2other people before we hit the fish hatchery. Went early March , still some muddy spots, looking forward to doing it again in summer.

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2 days ago

Started the Wildwood Trail off of SW Fischer Lane. Also hit the Redwood and Oak trail. Did not go through the whole 27 mile loop of Wildwood but all trails we hit north of the Visitor Center was very enjoyable. Our starting point of the Wildwood was intensely green and vegetated. Oak trail not so much but for a sunny day in Portland, with very limited run ins with other hikers it was an enjoyable outing. Far more of a decent walk than what I would consider a "hike".

Beautiful hike, think the distance was about 8.5 miles, but certainly didn't feel like that when there's beautiful waterfalls to see so frequently. Some parts of the trail were pretty muddy, so my waterproof hiking boots were appreciated (leave the runners at home)

2 days ago

What a great hike! This trail was everything we had hoped for. We had a beautiful sunny day today. A little muddy especially for the first 1.5 mile or so, but well worth the mud and the effort! Not too easy, but not too hard, and the views once you get to the meadow are amazing! It was about 5.5 miles from the parking lot to the top and it’s uphill most of the way there. I highly recommend this trail, you won’t be disappointed! Wear hiking boots if you have them.

Trails are nice and well marked, that’s always a plus, lol. Loved the hike :)

The directions to the trails are bad. Never did see the river but it was pleasant. The Panoramic Viewpoint was nice.

Nice easy trail (little muddy in spots). Appreciated the suspension bridge and the waterfall.

i love it...

Cool, easy out and back. Impossible to get lost since you just follow the railroad. Trail is becoming overgrown which is beautiful imo. Very cool old railroad structures. Careful on the bridges and in the tunnels.

Very quiet when I went. Lots of loops to choose from. Not very challenging at all and you share the trail with lots of bikers.

One of my favorite hikes. Great for beginner hikers or a quick daily walk in the woods. In the spring and summer I do this hike 3 to 4 times a week. Also going on a sunny morning it's a photographer's dream location.

Great short hike follow the map it is easy to go off trail but the trail is easy and very peaceful. We did this with our 1 and 5 year old and had no problems our favorite hike so far.

Great hike! Dog loved it too! Beautiful views! We will def be back!

Pretty hike. Almost the entire route is along large gravel road used by forestry service. The AllTrails map ends with no sight of the springs. From where AllTrails ends, turn back northeast slight and head down the hill just north of the old road heading to the river - on the other side of the bank. You’ll come along a cliff and you can see a small pool along the north cliff with a white cliff beneath. About 100 feet below, nearly at river level is the “hot” spring. A very steep scramble down the hill will lead you to the waterfall and spring. There is a nice wood deck, a concrete basin and even a bat tub. The biggest issue was, no hot water when we were there in March 2018. It is much easier to get to this site via boat and the ramp directly across the river. You can then walk along the river edge back but there is one section that you have to head back up the hill due to a cliff. Good luck!

Wide open area at the top with fabulous views of Helens, Hood and Cascade Range. Lots of forests around the base with smooth dirt trails. A very nice new entrance with parking lots, bathrooms, water fountains, benches, information and sculptures. Trails range from paved, to gravel to dirt. Horse trails too so watch out for piles! Busy on nice days but so many trails to chose from!

The most difficult aspect of this trail is that it is a pretty steep incline nearly the entire way. I saw many hikers with trekking poles and I think my knees/ankles would have thanked me if I had brought some. that being said, there aren't many scrambles or spots that require much agility, so the trail is not difficult in that regard. Hiked to the summit yesterday, the snow was melting quickly but still quite slick near the top (spikes would have been useful). Use caution with slick shoes and children in the snow.
It was quite warm and the views were astounding.
I would say this trail is popular but not overcrowded. I do advise going early if you plan to hike on a weekend though.

road to this trail is closed

very difficult. fallen trees on trail that must be scrambled over/under, washed out areas that are very slick. use caution, especially with children and pets, and wear proper shoes and it is possible to make it all the way down to a very rocky but beautiful beach.

road to the lighthouse is currently closed

4 days ago

Neighborhood walk for me. Not really a hike per se. It is a great place to walk our pup... Chimney off lead dog park abuts Pier Park making it a great combo of on/ off lead for our dog. It also offers a disc golf course and some tall trees for when you just don't have time to get out to the woods proper...

trails are not marked very well but, still a fun easy hike

I thought this was a great hike! So fun for the puppers and I. Beautiful scenery and very peaceful.

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