Explore the best scenic driving 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
2 days ago

Beautiful scenery and view of the mount hood! Very short hike around the lake! And super duper crowded with kids and boat with laud music! But if you get the time to do it on weekdays where it's more quite then it'll be more relaxing! Definitely worth it!

There were a good bit of families and folks out, but everyone was respectful of the path.

There's construction underway on the back third of the loop, apparently a lot of the boards on the walkway are rotting, so the trail is closed in that area.

hiking
3 days ago

This trail is very easy and more a long walk than hike. It was a very short walk but worth the drive. The trail is very well maintained. The views are wonderful and the lake is beautiful. Great place to bring the kids and dogs!

Went in the summer, it was super crowded with locals swimming and hanging out around the lake. Not a great trail if you want to hike in the wilderness, but a good spot to bring the kayak or canoe as there's a small boat ramp.

scenic driving
6 days ago

East Rim was close. There was road construction on West Rim and unpaved roads. Otherwise the drive is really fun. There are lots of viewpoints to stop and take pictures.

Beautiful trail that is really great for kids! If you continue on the trail it eventually leads to the top viewpoint of Mill Creek Falls.

Nice short hike, old forest and opportunities for bathing. Read the instructions of where to go to avoid getting lost around the camp ground (e.g. keep right).