Explore the most popular trail running 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.

love this trail! Gorgeous views and a great hike for my older children (11&15)

22 hours ago

Amazing hike!! Would highly recommend! It rained off and on the whole time but it made it even more beautiful.

Great hike.... cable suspension bridge and view of fall were awesome

trail running
1 day ago

Beautiful trail along the river with nice views of the Tualatin River, Wetlands, and woods. Has interpretive features about Ice Age Floods and Willamette Valley Megafauna. Near Tualatin Library and places to eat. Very flat and easy for everyone to use. Can connect to trail in Tualatin Community Park and use bike PRE bridge over the Tualatin River to use Tigard’s Tualatin River Greenway Trail another couple miles to 108th Ave. Combined out and back is about 9 miles.

1 day ago

I’m a trail runner from the Pacific Northwest, so I have seen just about every environment Oregon has to offer. If you start out at Fort Clatsop (respect to my brother Comcomly), you will see fairly typical, newish, temperate rain forest. Although, there is no old growth here, it appears there is an effort to return it to its former self. I was a bit disappointed in the double track trail which gave me the feeling I would run into motorcycles or four-wheelers, but after gaining an easy incline run to the Clatsop Ridge Viewpoint, I moved beyond this “old” road to familiar switchbacks of many trails I’ve been on since a child. Though, because of the gravel, this trail between Hwy. 101 and Clatsop Ridge Viewpoint reminded of Forest Park in Portland. So, if you want an easy traverse, without mud and slipping, hike to 101 and return back.
If you want to go beyond 101, I have some criticisms. The trail disappears and you find yourself between fences, for a couple of miles, between cow pastures and vacation homes. Some of the fields between the homes and farms looked decimated. I was sorely disappointed and if they intend to “share” space, some effort needs to be put into this stretch from 101 to the sea. If you have a fear of larger domestic animals, such as cows, you may want to skip this stretch, as at times, when you travel between properties, you must maneuver through animal gates that put you in the same field as the cows.
To be honest, if I were you, I would see the ocean on a different day and hike the forest part of this trail separately If you want to do this trail, hike the fort to sea trail all the way down near 101, turn around and take the alternative route called Kwis Kwis trail back. You will have more options, more forest, and a nice hike.

It’s a nice 30 mins walk on a flat terrain with a great view of the river

Easy with some elevation gain and loss. Lots of trails but trail remains in the same drainage basin so it is pretty hard to stay lost for long.

Very pretty hike. will do it again.

2 days ago

A nice, easy, well maintained trail.
Kid friendly as well.

Beautiful hike, and views. Definitely will go back

2 days ago

Beautiful hike. Easy, well maintained.

Great with the kids. Long but very moderate

Great hike! Even my 3 y/o and 6 y/o had fun and made it the whole way!

Well maintained trail, some dog poop, very little trash. Beautiful forest.

Gorgeous but be very careful. We found bear scat today! Google maps has not been updated. there is a log that fell, so the road doesn't even look like a road and is closed. the falls are amazing.

Really amazing hike, had so much fun! Amazing views and a great workout. The first stretch was the hardest but after the first mile or two it still gained quite a bit in elevation but was pretty easy. The whole loop took about 3 hours with breaks to watch the rock climbers, loved it!

great family hike....steep going up... easy down I really enjoy this hike whenever I'm in southern Oregon

Great hike just out of town for family and dogs. Can be busy on nice weekends though.

trail running
3 days ago

I head here when short on time and needing a quick run with a little bit of climb. This loop is intended to be run clockwise though I often see people going in the opposite direction. My only complaint is that part of this trail is actually just paved path or road, boo. But all in all it’s decent for being urban. On a clear day there are views of the waterfront/downtown and even with the crowds, it’s usually still peaceful and easy to maneuver.

Well maintained and well marked nature park. Pleasantly surprised at how pretty these trails were. Obviously not going to be as good as hiking to views or a waterfall, but given location and proximity this is a pretty great option. A good place to stop after work to stretch your legs!

trail running
3 days ago

Trail was amazing to run! Lots of scenery. Quad crushing hills. Sign is hard to find, FYI.

The only reason I gave it four stars was due to getting to the trail head. If you love to rough up your vehicle then by all means travel the last 5 miles up there early spring with pot holes the size of a car. BUT! Totally worth it. The pools and streams where beautiful and still recommend the hike

It’s my favorite local long trail. On a nice day the view is fairly pretty, but don’t go on a popular day.

We started at Sunset Bay and hiked about 2 miles towards Cape Arago before we turned around. We can’t wait to do the complete trail when we have more time. The beginning of the trail was pretty muddy at this time of year, but only the first part. The views are spectacular!

Easy pretty loop with wildlife and kids and families all around enjoying the outdoors . Nice getaway and perhaps a workout loop just haven’t used it that way yet as I usually stroll and enjoy

4 days ago

Great hike! Went last year, and plan on going again soon. Good hike to take kids, we even took one of those big wheeled child stroller’s. Much is a road. Ppl in the town are pretty friendly and it’s interesting to see how their energy set up runs.

Beautiful hike. Found trailhead pretty easy, friendly neighbors pointed me in direction where to park. Keep going past wooden bridge, go up hill and large parking area. Compared to like silvercreek falls this hike is much narrower trails, on Clifford areas, roots and many rocks that have to be navigated around...a bit more challenging in my newbe opinion. Love the challenge and beautiful river and and high falls.

Nice stroll through the woods along the creek! looks like a popular swimming hole on hot days!

5 days ago

First time on this trail. Some ups and downs but not bad. Little muddy in a few spots. Nice photo op. Well worth the trip.

Great city trail in Portland’s acclaimed Forest Park. The lower trail follows a stream. The upper trail leads to a lovely view of the city and Mt. Hood beyond from the gardens of the elegant Pittock Mansion. Water bowl for doggies and the ticket office for the indoor tour of Pittock.

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