Hike of the month:
↔️7.5 mile lollipop loop
📈2,155 ft. elevation gain
💪🏼Rated as moderate
It is rare to find a hike that has almost everything, but this hike has it all- amazing views, wildflowers, a beautiful forested trail and waterfalls! The hike is technically in Washington, but it is a stone's throw across the Columbia River from Oregon and the views of Oregon from here are absolutely spectacular. This time of year you will witness roaring Rodney Falls and see spectacular wildflower displays and of course mountain views.
Check this out:
⚠️NEW Hike Oregon guidebook!
The brand new Hike Oregon guidebook 'Lakes of the Cascades: 50 Enchanting Oregon Lake Hikes' focuses on those beautiful alpine lakes from the Mount Hood area all the way down to Southern Oregon. Some lakes have pristine sandy shorelines, some have views for days, some are surrounded by lush forests, and some are rocky and perfect for fishing. Almost all of the hikes in this book are awesome backpacking destinations, whether you want to take the kids for a short 2-4 miles into the wilderness, or you want to hike for 12 miles before getting to your secluded cascade lake. I have included fishing information for these lakes for those of you who want to catch your own dinner, and as always, I include driving directions from 4-5 major towns in the state, there are color topographical maps with a scannable QR code so you can have the map on your phone, and each hike write-up features 1-3 color pictures.
What trails are currently accessible:
With the wildfire devastation that occurred in Oregon in September 2020, fires from the 2021 summer and with the snow melting this time of year, it can be difficult to know what trails are open and hikeable.
Check out what Hike Oregon trails and roads are currently accessible:
Spring is officially here! Check out some great Oregon spring hikes to put on your list for the season.
Since 2016 Hike Oregon has tried out a lot of backpacking gear. Some items have stood the test of time, some have not.