This 4.8-mile hike ascends to a panoramic landing with spectacular views across Columbia River Gorge (particularly at sunrise).
|Archie Briggs Canyon Trail|
This 1.25-mile hike descends a ravine to a clifftop view over a dramatic canyon on the Deschutes River.
This 1.9-mile hike follows a leisurely stretch of Deschutes River Trail to aggressive cascades called Benham Falls where the Deschutes River churns and tumbles through a gap between cliffs.
The 4-mile hike summits one of the most identifiable peaks in Central Oregon, which has fire lookout towers and panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains.
This short beach hike explores tide pools and sand dunes near a rugged headland on Oregon’s coast near Pacific City.
|Cape Lookout Trail|
This 5-mile round trip hike ventures down a promontory on the Oregon Coast with beautiful ocean views.
|Cape Meares Lighthouse & Octopus Tree|
This easy 0.8-mile hike in Cape Meares State Park visits a beautiful lighthouse and an equally impressive tree, exploring a coastal cape with tall cliffs and big ocean views.
|Cornell Road to Pittock Mansion|
This 2.5-mile partial loop on Wildwood Trail and Upper Macleay Trail in Forest Park goes up a wooded hillside to Pittock Mansion, a landmark with panoramic views over Portland.
|Ecola Point to Indian Beach|
This 2 2/3-mile round trip hike explores a wild and beautiful section of Oregon Coast Trail between Ecola Point and Indian Beach in Ecola State Park.
|George Himes Trail|
This short lollipop loop ascends into Portland’s West Hills for a woodland walk with a view of Mount Hood.
|Horsetail Falls Trail – Oneonta Trail Loop|
This 2.85-mile 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.
|Head of the Metolius|
This 0.5-mile hike visits the surprising source of the Metolius River, a gushing spring accompanied by views of Mount Jefferson.
|Holman Lane – Wildwood Trail – Birch Trail Loop|
This 2.7-mile loop combines three trails in Forest Park for a refreshing woodland walk.
|Latourell Falls Trail|
This 2.3-mile loop explores a canyon with two beautiful waterfalls, attaining great views of both.
|Lava River Cave|
This underground hike explores a lava tube south of Bend that is filled with fascinating volcanic features.
|Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion|
This 5.4-mile hike in Forest Park takes Lower Macleay Trail to the Stone House ruins and ascends Wildwood Trail to Pittock Mansion, bagging a big view over Portland.
|Lower Macleay Trail to Stone House|
This 1.8 to 2-mile hike starts by following Balch Creek to fern-covered ruins and can finish with a loop that exits Forest Park and passes through the Willamette Heights Neighborhood in Northwest Portland.
|Lower Oneonta Falls in Oneonta Gorge|
This 0.8-mile trek follows Oneonta Creek between the tall, mossy cliffs of a wild and beautiful gorge to the base of an enchanting 100-foot waterfall.
|Marquam Nature Park|
Hike through peaceful forest in a pocket of Portland’s West Hills on a 1.3, 3, or 4.25-mile loop.
|Mosier Twin Tunnels|
This 2 to 9.5-mile hike ventures up Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail to a pair of tunnels carved into basalt cliffs on the side of Columbia River Gorge.
This 0.4 to 2.6-mile hike visits Oregon’s tallest (and probably most visited) waterfall, offering something to hikers of all abilities.
This 6.05-mile loop uses Wahkeena Trail and Larch Mountain Trail to visit six glorious waterfalls (Wahkeena Falls, Fairy Falls, Ecola Falls, Weisendanger Falls, Dutchman Falls, and Multnomah Falls) as well as many fine cascades along Wahkeena Creek and Multnomah Creek in two beautiful canyons off Columbia River Gorge.
This 1.8-mile hike ventures up the dominant landmark in Bend to offer sweeping views of the majestic surroundings.
This 2.15-mile lollipop loop combines Mountain View Trail and Summit Lane to explore the top of Powell Butte and its big views from Southeast Portland.
|Shevlin Loop Trail|
This 4.75-mile circuit in Shevlin Park (just a few miles east of Bend) explores pine forests on both sides of Tumalo Creek.
This 5.2-mile hike crosses a fern-covered forest to panoramic views from the crown of Spencer Butte.
|Terwilliger Hot Springs|
This 0.9-mile hike leads to a natural hot springs in Willamette National Forest where bathers can soak in a series of terraced pools.
|Trail of the Molten Land|
This 1.1-mile long paved partial loop cuts through Lava Butte Lave Flow and is packed with information and views.
|Trail of the Whispering Pines|
This interpretive botanical trail explores high desert plants on the edge of Lava Butte Lava Flow on a quarter-mile long path.
This short nature trail in Tryon Creek State Natural Area is packed with plant-identifying panels as well as benches and viewing platforms.
|Tualatin Hills Nature Park|
This 2.1-mile hike on Vine Maple Trail, Old Wagon Trail, and Oak Trail loops through forests and wetlands in a pocket of wilderness on the west side of Beaverton.
See Bend’s best waterfall on a short walk to a downstream viewpoint or a half-mile round trip hike to an overlook by the top of the falls.
|Tumalo Falls Loop|
This 7.4-mile circuit ventures above Tumalo Falls and explores numerous other waterfalls and cascades on Tumalo Creek, combining North Fork Trail, Swampy Lakes Trail, and Bridge Creek Trail.
Combine Old Main Trail, Red Fox Trail, Cedar Trail, Middle Creek Trail, and Maple Ridge Trail in Tryon Creek State Natural Area to loop through rolling woodland and across 3 bridges.
This 2-mile hike visits a sublime waterfall in a canyon within the Columbia River Gorge.