This gorgeous trail in the Siuslaw National Forest provides an easy yet spectacular hike. You will pass by several stunning waterfalls along Sweet Creek Trail, including the majestic Sweet Creek Falls at the end of the hike. While there are several trailheads along the trail, the most popular route is the 2. Pacific City, Oregon 2. Nestled along the Oregon Coast, Cape Kiwanda is one of the most beautiful sights to behold. Just behind the Cape lies the Great Dune, an enormous hill of mudstone and sandstone layers covered in sand and trees.
Experience the wonders of this area with a hike along the beach starting at the Pacific Avenue Trailhead, which provides access to an area of the beach where no vehicles are permitted. Speaking of Haystack Rock, this trail near the charming beach town of Cannon Beach is another must-hike coastal trail in Oregon. The 2. Start at the Indian Beach parking area, travel north to the trailhead and cross Indian Creek to begin the loop. Camas, Washington 3 Miles. For those living in Southwest Washington or even Portland , this is an easy option for a quick hike that will feel more like a walk in the park.
Head to Lacamas Park, located within the city limits of Camas , for this 3-mile trail featuring two waterfalls, a creek, a lake, open vistas and a beautiful selection of flowers throughout. Cascade Locks, Oregon 3. This scenic loop is one of the most iconic short-distance hikes in Oregon — and for good reason. Start your journey at the parking lot near the lodge and head toward the lake to find the trailhead.
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Then, turn left on the trail to start a clockwise loop around the perimeter of the lake. The trail passes a number of campsites and eventually turns into boardwalks along the eastern shore of the lake.
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Lost Lake Loop is truly a spectacular hike! Bend, Oregon 3. While it is just 3. Hikers take on a steep climb from 6, to 7, feet, which offers spectacular views at the top. Although it includes a steeper climb, it is an easily accessible trail that offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Central Oregon.
Terrebonne, Oregon 2. While there are countless trails to explore within the popular Smith Rock State Park, the River Trail is a great option for those wanting to cover a lot of the park on mostly flat terrain. The trail travels along Crooked River, which winds through the park. If you have some extra time and energy, consider doing the Misery Ridge Loop for some incredible views from the top. But the views at the top are well worth the challenge! Black Butte Trail is a 3.
The final portion of this trail is quite difficult, but once you reach the summit, the sharp climb will have been worth it. Take in panoramic views of surrounding scenery and take a much-needed break before starting your descent down the mountain.
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There is often snow at the top, so the hike is usually more enjoyable in the warmer months. Yacolt, Washington 4 Miles. This Southwest Washington hike offers one of the best summit views around. Start climbing the doubletrack from the trailhead, which provides a wide trail and wide-open views all around.
You can even see Longview and Vancouver at certain points along the trail, and on a more clear day, you may be able to see the Oregon Coast Range. The massive Eliot Glacier writhes below, a splintered river of ice.
And if the thought of a 2,foot ascent leaves you winded, Cooper Spur has a more moderate option: a 1. For the hike, walk across the primitive campground feet to a message board, and go steeply uphill to the left on Timberline Trail After 0. Turn, taking the Cooper Spur Trail up yards to the stone shelter.
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For a longer hike, continue up past the shelter 2. Beyond this, climbing equipment is required. This hike is best in summer and early fall. Hood National Forest. Skip to content. Search for: Looking for.
Where Search by address, place, or your current location. Start Over. William L. Zigzag Canyon Surprisingly few visitors to Timberline Lodge venture into the scenic alpine landscape that lured hotel builders here in the first place. Hood 54 miles. To reach the trail, start by walking past the right-hand side of Timberline Lodge on a wide, paved walkway uphill. After yards, turn left on the Pacific Crest Trail for the easy 2. Tamanawas Falls Trail The Northwest Indians believed everyone has a tamanawas—a friendly guardian spirit.
Hood to the Tamanawas Falls Trailhead near milepost 72, about 0. McNeil Point Trail Wildflowers, tumbling brooks and craggy mountain vistas are highlights of a difficult but spectacular trail that climbs for more than 4 miles to the historic McNeil Point shelter high on Mt. Then fork right onto Road for 0. Cooper Spur The highest hiking trail on Mt. Hood to the Cooper Spur Ski Area turnoff between mileposts 73 and Head west on Cooper Spur Road for 2.
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More Mt. Paradise Park Trailhead Rhododendron , Mt. Mirror Lake Trailhead Rhododendron , Mt. Trip Ideas More Trip Ideas. This state is so diverse that picking favorite hikes is hard. The best way to answer the Cari Soong. It was an idea, vague and Andrew Collins.