Without a doubt, Oregon is an outdoor lover’s paradise. There are so many varied landscapes, amazing recreation areas, and scenic views in all corners of this Pacific Northwest state. Oregon is also known for getting its fair share of rain, but it’s worth packing a raincoat and getting out there to experience all this natural beauty for yourself. Narrowing down a list of best Oregon hikes is hard because there are so many great ones! But these are a few of our favorites to add to your outdoorsy bucket list for the Beaver State.
1. Trail of Ten Falls, Silver Falls State Park
The Trail of Ten Falls is one of the best waterfall hikes in the state, and it’s a moderate 7+ mile hike in a loop. The trail is in Silver Falls State Park and near the Oregon town of Silverton. Yes, there are actually 10 waterfalls in this state park, and it’s a great family-friendly option that’s heavily trafficked. The falls range in height from about 27 feet to 178 feet, and there are additional parts of the park that are ideal for picnicking and biking. Start your hike at the South Falls Lodge Trailhead parking lot and go towards the Rim Trail. Hikers of all skill lovers will enjoy this trail, and you can make this hike shorter by just going out a shorter distance and backtracking from there.