Hikes in Oregon

Below is a collection of trails in Oregon. These hikes are listed from north to south, but the table may also be sorted alphabetically or by distance to help you pick your next hike. Each trail links to its own report complete with photos, GPS maps, directions, and all the other information needed to locate and enjoy these hikes. You can also view hikes around Oregon on the Hike Finder Map.

Highlights of Oregon

  • This hike visits the tallest waterfall in Oregon, with viewpoints below, between, and above the 620-foot waterfall.
  • This loop goes beyond Multnomah Falls to visit several other waterfalls and cascades on a beautiful circuit, including the 242-foot Wahkeena Falls.
  • This off-trail adventure up Oneonta Gorge passes between tall, narrow cliffs to reach an enchanting 100-foot waterfall.
  • This loop begins with one waterfall (Horsetail Falls), passes behind another (Ponytail Falls), and crosses a bridge next to a third (Middle Oneonta Falls), while also grabbing views looking out over Columbia River Gorge.
  • This hike near Eugene goes through a fern-packed forest and ascends to the crown of a butte with round-the-compass views.
  • This hike through Forest Park goes up to a mansion with panoramic views over Portland.

Hiking Oregon

Oregon is a state with immense outdoor beauty. There are dense fern-covered forests, volcanic buttes, and gushing waterfalls. To see some of the state’s finest falls, head to the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland.

Trail
Description
Distance
Location
Wildwood Trail to Pittock Mansion100Wildwood Trail to Pittock Mansion
This partial loop goes up a wooded hillside to Pittock Mansion, a landmark with panoramic views over Portland.
2.5 miles
435 feet
45.5269,
-122.7265
Wahclella Falls200Wahclella Falls
This out and back visits a sublime waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge.
2 miles
300 feet
45.630463,
-121.953758
Ponytail Falls208Horsetail Falls Trail - Oneonta Trail Loop
This loop starts at Horsetail Falls, passes beneath an overhang behind Ponytail Falls, and crosses a bridge by Middle Oneonta Falls to hit three waterfalls and viewpoints looking out over the Columbia River Gorge.
2.85 miles
325 feet
45.5903,
-122.06833
Lower Oneonta Falls210Lower Oneonta Falls in Oneonta Gorge
This off-trail trek follows Oneonta Creek between the tall, mossy cliffs of a wild and beautiful gorge to the base of an enchanting 100-foot waterfall.
0.8 miles
25 feet
45.589485,
-122.07558
Multnomah Falls220Multnomah Falls
This out and back hike visits Oregon’s tallest (and probably most seen) waterfall, located in Columbia River Gorge east of Portland.
0.2 to 2.6 miles
25 feet to 725 feet
45.5777,
-122.1173
Multnomah-Wahkeena Loop222Multnomah-Wahkeena Loop
This loop uses Wahkeena Trail and Larch Mountain Trail to visit six glorious waterfalls (including Wahkeena Falls and Multnomah Falls) as well as fine cascades along Wahkeena Creek and Multnomah Creek in beautiful canyons off Columbia River Gorge.
6.05 miles
1525 feet
45.5777,
-122.1173
Latourell Falls230Latourell Falls Trail
This loop explores a canyon with two beautiful waterfalls, attaining great views of both.
2.3 miles
475 feet
45.53865,
-122.218
Spencer Butte Eugene300Spencer Butte
This out and back hike crosses a fern-covered forest and goes up to the crown of a butte with 360-degree views.
5.2 miles
1,100 feet
43.99593,
-123.0997
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Multnomah-Wahkeena Loop Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Oregon Multnomah Falls Larch Mountain Trail Wahkeena Trail Hike Wahkeena Falls Fairy Falls Ecola Falls Weisendanger Falls Waterfalls
Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in Oregon and not the sort of waterfall that leaves you asking for more. Still, the Columbia River Gorge has so many waterfalls to offer that you can pair scoping out Multnomah Falls from top to bottom with admiring a quintet of other waterfalls on an immensely beautiful hike. This loop combines Wahkeena Trail with Larch Mountain... Read more.
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Horsetail Falls Trail – Oneonta Trail Loop Hike to Ponytail Falls Middle Oneonta Falls Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Oregon
Do you have a need for waterfalls? Heading to the Columbia River Gorge is a good start (the area is stocked full of them). If you choose to hike Horsetail Falls Trail, you'll get a tall waterfall right at the trailhead. Half a mile up the trail, you'll find another waterfall that you can actually walk behind. Combine Horsetail Falls Trail and Oneonta Trail for a... Read more.
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Forest Park Hike to Pittock Mansion Wildwood Trail Upper MacLeay Trail Portland Oregon
One of the most popular places to visit in Portland is Pittock Mansion, perhaps less so for the building itself than for its view over Portland. You can drive right up to the mansion, which offers tours, but why not hike up through Forest Park and immerse yourself in a temperate rainforest that's closer to the city than you might expect? A partial loop hike on Wildwood... Read more.
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Distance: 2.5 miles – Elevation change: 435 feet
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Lower Oneonta Falls Adventure Oneonta Gorge Waterfall hike Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Oregon
Lower Oneonta Falls is an enchantress – a 100-foot ribbon of white water plunging down a steep wall of dark volcanic rock draped in moss and ferns. Getting to this waterfall demands an off-trail adventure up Oneonta Gorge that involves wading through crystal clear stretches of Oneonta Creek as it passes between the towering walls of this narrow gorge. Located in... Read more.
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Spencer Butte Hike Eugene Oregon Ridgeline Trail Spencer Butte Summit
Spencer Butte rises high above the south end of the Willamette Valley near Eugene, Oregon. A 5.2-mile round trip hike to the mountaintop crosses through a lush forest covered in ferns and ascends to a nearly treeless 2,060-foot summit where there are round-the-compass views over Lane County's bucolic valleys and evergreen-covered hills. The woodland walk at the start is... Read more.
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Distance: 5.2 miles – Elevation change: 1100 feet
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