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Portland and Willamette Valley Hikes

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide


City of Portland

Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
Forest Park
Balch Canyon Loop Hike Easy 2.1 350 Hike a lush canyon along a burbling creek
Holman Lane Loop Hike Easy 2.3 730 Quick loop at the southern fringes of Forest Park
Dogwood-Wild Cherry Loop Hike Easy 2.6 500 Hike down and then up on thickly wooded trails in Forest Park
Alder-Wildwood Loop Hike Easy 2.9 460 Quick loop through mixed deciduous/coniferous forest in Forest Park
Firelane 1-Nature Trail Loop Hike Moderate 6.6 1595 Lollipop loop in central Forest Park beginning at St. Helens Road
Chestnut to Dogwood Loop Hike Moderate 6.5 545 Central Forest Park loop using the Wildwood Trail and Leif Erikson Drive
Maple-Wildwood Loop Hike Moderate 8.4 1080 Pleasant loop, mostly on foot trails, to visit big trees in the center of Forest Park
Doane Creek Loop Hike Moderate 9.0 665 A meandering loop crossing branches of Doane Creek in Forest Park
Firelane 7-Springville Road Loop Hike Easy 4.9 1120 Hike down and up ridges and, in between, the gullies of the Wildwood Trail
Tolinda-Ridge Trail Loop Hike Moderate 5.9 1685 Loop in central Forest Park using some less frequented trails
Linnton Loop Hike Moderate 5.2 930 Loop hike from Highway 30 into the heart of Forest Park
BPA Road-Newton Road Loop Hike Moderate 8.1 2600 Varied loop hike with spurs at the north end of Forest Park
Newton Road-Firelane 12 Loop Hike Moderate 5.5 1050 Remote forest loop that passes through an isolated neighborhood
Firelane 15 Loop Hike Moderate 4.2 820 Quiet loop hike with views on the northwest edge of Forest Park
Newton Road to Newberry Road Hike Moderate 9.4 2190 Hike the Wildwood to Forest Park's northern reaches
Wildwood Traverse Hike Difficult 30.2 2755 Do the entire Wildwood Trail from Newberry Road to the Oregon Zoo

West Hills
Featured.GIF Audubon Sanctuaries Loop Hike Easy 3.0 740 Two short loops and an optional diversion to the Willamette Stone
Pittock Mansion Hike Moderate 5.7 950 Hike up a forested ravine to a stately mansion with a view to Mt. Hood
Arboretum to Pittock Mansion Hike Easy 3.9 625 Pass from groves of exotic conifers up a slope of native forest to Pittock Mansion
Hoyt Arboretum Loop Hike Easy 4.7 425 Explore a network of trails to view 1,100 species of trees
Washington Park Loop Hike Easy 3.9 585 Hike to several of Portland's most notable attractions
Marquam Trail Hike Moderate 10.6 1865 Trail that connects the Wildwood with Terwilliger; can be done one-way using public transportation
4T Loop Hike Easy 4.4 775 Loop using tram, trolley, train, and trails from the West Hills to the South Waterfront and downtown
Featured.GIF Council Crest Hike Easy 3.3 820 Climb to a summit with great views, just minutes from downtown
Marquam Trail to Council Crest Hike Moderate 6.4 1100 An excellent hike on a section of the 40-Mile Loop
Marquam Nature Park Loop Hike Moderate 6.3 1075 Forested loop with spurs using Marquam Gulch and the slopes of Sentinel Hill
Terwilliger-Marquam Loop Hike Easy 4.6 690 Make a loop using Terwilliger Parkway and the Marquam Trail

Downtown Area
Eastbank Esplanade-Waterfront Park Loop Hike Moderate 7.9 50 Walk the river in downtown Portland from the Tilikum Crossing to the Fremont Bridge
Portland Waterfront Loop Hike Moderate 12.1 320 Walk both shores of the Willamette River from the Sellwood Bridge to the Steel Bridge
Portland Street Art Loop Hike Easy 3.5 110 Explore inner Southeast Portland looking for over 50 examples of street art

Southwest Portland
George Himes-Willamette Park Loop Hike Easy 3.6 490 Loop from Terwilliger to the Willamette River and back
Gabriel Park Loop Hike Easy 1.2 130 Trails lead through wooded areas in a park that also has open spaces
Woods Park Loop Hike Easy 2.1 210 A pocket of native forest in Southwest Portland
River View Loop Hike Easy 2.0 430 Forested loop on steep slopes near Lewis and Clark College
Tryon Creek Upper Loop Hike Easy 1.7 80 A loop that winds around the bench above Tryon Creek
Tryon Creek Inner Loop Hike Easy 2.1 320 A short loop down to Tryon Creek and back
Tryon Creek Outer Loop Hike Moderate 5.7 630 Longer loop around the perimeter of Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Marshall Park Hike Easy 3.1 585 Two loops in the woodsy upper reaches of Tryon Creek
Maricara Loop Hike Easy 0.6 110 Loop through older secondary forest of conifers and deciduous trees
Mount Sylvania Loop Hike Easy 4.6 775 Exploration of the south and west slopes of an ancient shield volcano

North Portland
Kelley Point Loop Hike Easy 1.7 45 Deciduous woodland and beaches at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers
Smith and Bybee Lakes Hike Easy 2.1 10 Urban wetland with large numbers of waterbirds
Pier Park Loop Hike Easy 1.9 95 Loop around a city park with tall trees
St. Johns-Willamette Cove Loop Hike Easy 4.1 240 Walk through downtown St. Johns and then along the Willamette littoral
Peninsula Crossing-Columbia Slough Hike Moderate 10.2 150 Paved trails between the Willamette and the Columbia Rivers and along the Columbia Slough
Swan Island-Mocks Crest Loop Hike Moderate 7.5 240 Industrial loop down to Mocks Bottom and Swan Island Beach then up along Mocks Crest
Hayden Bay Loop Hike Easy 2.5 10 Hike a paved path on the Columbia and then visit historic Lotus Isle Park

Northeast Portland
Columbia Children's Arboretum Loop Hike Easy 1.0 5 Quiet loop to see the examples of the state trees
Whitaker Ponds Loop Hike Easy 0.5 10 Quiet nature park on a slough in the industrial northeast
Rocky Butte Hike Easy 3.2 480 Hike below cliff faces to a park with expansive views
Big Four Corners Loop Hike Easy 4.0 30 Natural area sections of the Columbia Slough Trail in an industrial zone

Southeast Portland
Portland Street Art Loop Hike Easy 3.5 110 Explore inner Southeast Portland looking for over 50 examples of street art
Oaks Bottom Loop Hike Easy 3.8 125 Walk around a wetland, enjoy a stunning mural, and look for a variety of birds
Johnson Creek Hike Easy 4.4 140 Use the Springwater Corridor to explore natural areas on Johnson Creek
Crystal Springs-Reed Canyon Hike Easy 2.4 145 Enjoy a botanical garden and walk around a small lake below gushing springs
Laurelhurst-Lone Fir Loop Hike Easy 3.1 70 Walk that connects two of Portland's most venerable and historic green spaces
Mount Tabor Hike Easy 2.0 400 Explore a Boring volcano and visit three historic reservoirs
Veterans Creek to Mount Scott Hike Moderate 5.3 880 A network of trails leads up Veterans Creek to the summit of Mt. Scott
Leach Botanical Garden Hike Easy 0.7 90 The recently refurbished garden has trails down to Johnson Creek
Powell Butte Summit Loop Hike Easy 2.9 220 Hike the summit meadows of Powell Butte and get expansive views on a clear day
Powell Butte Loop Hike Easy 4.5 530 Loop around the perimeter of Powell Butte in forest and meadow
Powell Butte-Johnson Creek Loop Hike Easy 3.6 480 Loop on the east side of Powell Butte using the Springwater Corridor
Powell Butte West Loop Hike Moderate 5.3 695 Hike some of the new trails at Powell Butte through summit meadows and mature woodland

Sauvie Island/St. Helens

Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
Sauvie Island
Wapato Greenway Loop Hike Easy 2.2 40 Birdwatching loop around a seasonal lake
Mud Lake Loop Hike Easy 4.8 20 Summer loop along lake shores and the Gilbert River
Domeyer Lake Hike Easy 2.6 10 Open meadow walk to a small lake full of wapato
Crane Lake Hike Easy 2.8 10 Hike under rustling cottonwoods near a floodplain lake
Oak Island Loop Hike Easy 2.8 10 Seasonal hike through meadows and oak woodland
Willow Bar Islands Hike Easy 3.0 10 Beach hike along the Columbia with great views of Mt. St. Helens
Warrior Point Hike Moderate 7.0 0 Flat forest and beach walk to the western tip of Sauvie Island

North Tualatin Mountains
Ennis Creek Hike Easy 3.2 535 Explore old logging roads off of Newberry Road
McCarthy Creek Loop Hike Easy 1.5 345 Wooded loop with wildflowers off Skyline Drive
Burlington Creek Loop Hike Easy 3.3 510 Loop on closed roads around Metro's Burlington Creek Forest property

Scappoose/St. Helens
Scappoose Dike Hike Easy 4.9 30 Hike the levee along the Multnomah Channel looking across to Sauvie Island
Crown Zellerbach Traverse Hike Moderate 23.8 1805 Follow an old logging road/railroad grade from Scappoose to Vernonia: can be hiked in sections
McCormick Park Loop Hike Easy 2.3 50 Meandering walk through natural areas near Milton Creek
St. Helens Waterfront Loop Hike Easy 2.0 60 Walk along the St. Helens waterfront, looping back through a natural area
Columbia Botanical Gardens Loop Hike Easy 1.1 45 Loop around a reforested old quarry to a camas scabland
Dalton Lake Hike Easy 2.7 120 Walk in a nature preserve at the north end of St. Helens

Gresham Area

Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
City of Gresham
Gresham-Fairview Trail Hike Easy 6.7 130 A paved trail that leads past backyards, industrial lots, a creek and wetlands
Jenne Butte Hike Easy 3.3 690 Hike and bushwhack around a forested cinder cone with two summits
Gresham Butte-Butler Creek Hike Moderate 5.8 975 Visit two Boring volcanoes and then make a loop using a suburban greenway
Kelly Creek Loop Hike Easy 1.2 130 Short loop through wetland and forest habitat near a restored suburban stream

Salish Ponds Hike Easy 2.8 30 Loop around some restored ponds and then hike forested Fairview Creek
Blue Lake Park Loop Hike Easy 2.0 30 On a quiet day, this is a pleasant loop in a popular park with a natural area on its west end
Sundial Beach Loop Hike Easy 3.6 40 Walk a levee trail to a beach at the mouth of the Sandy River
Lower Beaver Creek Canyon Hike Easy 4.8 325 Hike to the Sandy River and then up the bluff to descend into leafy Beaver Creek Canyon

Sandy River
Oxbow Loop Hike Moderate 7.9 600 Explore the banks of the Sandy River, see a buried forest, and enjoy an old growth woodland
Alder Ridge Loop Hike Easy 2.6 380 Switchback down to a ridge top meadow in Oxbow Regional Park
Dabney Loop Hike Easy 2.3 90 Loop through a state park on the Sandy River; quiet in winter, very busy in summer
North Oxbow Hike Moderate 5.4 350 Hike down from a high bluff to see the undeveloped side of Oxbow Park

Clackamas County

Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
Lake Oswego
William Stafford-Kincaid Curlicue Hike Easy 3.4 120 Walk to the William Stafford Stones and then on part of the Iron Heritage Trail
George Rogers Park Hike Easy 3.4 150 View a historic iron furnace, then a river beach, and afterwards stroll above the Willamette
Iron Mountain-Springbrook Park Loop Hike Easy 3.4 405 Walk two forested parks and connect with Lake Oswego's iron mining history
Mount Sylvania Loop Hike Easy 4.6 775 Exploration of the south and west slopes of an ancient shield volcano
Bryant Woods-Canal Acres Loop Hike Easy 1.7 40 Double loop through natural areas near the historic Oswego Canal
Luscher Farm-Cooks Butte Loop Hike Easy 5.7 385 Take the Hazelia Agri-Cultural Heritage Trail to learn about the history of this area

West Linn
Mary S. Young Park Loop Hike Easy 3.7 300 Hike through mixed native forest and along the Willamette River shore
West Linn Willamette Greenway Hike Easy 4.3 200 Connect forested parks and streets along the Willamette River
Palomino Loop Hike Easy 1.9 495 Walk on narrow trails down Trillium Creek under old growth trees and loop back past a viewpoint
Wilderness Park Loop Hike Easy 2.2 390 Two loops in a stand of native forest; trails connect to Camassia Natural Area
Camassia Natural Area Loop Hike Easy 1.4 160 Pleasant loop through flower meadows
Tanner Creek Loop Hike Easy 3.4 385 Walk that loops along wooded creeks and suburban developments
Fields Bridge Hike Easy 1.5 195 Tualatin River walk including glacial erratics and the story of the Willamette Meteorite

Oregon City
Clackamette Loop Hike Easy 4.3 90 Loop in Oregon City and Gladstone at the mouth of the Clackamas River
McLoughlin Promenade Hike Easy 2.3 275 Historic walk above Willamette Falls and to the McLoughlin House
Canemah Bluff Loop Hike Easy 1.7 140 Walk to clifftop viewpoints over the Willamette to a historic cemetery
Newell Creek Canyon Hike Easy 3.6 570 Trails wind down to a maple forest, a waterfall, and groves of western red-cedar
Hopkins Forest Loop Hike Easy 3.3 715 Loop around an old tree farm with forest plots in various stages of development

Milwaukie to Gladstone
Milwaukie Old Town Loop Hike Easy 2.7 70 Walk the Willamette shoreline and then visit downtown Milwaukie
Trolley Trail Hike Moderate 12.0 330 Follow a repurposed tram line from Milwaukie to the Clackamas River
Elk Rock Island Hike Easy 1.3 130 Rock hop a Willamette River channel to an ancient volcano
Boardman Wetlands Loop Hike Easy 0.4 10 Raised boardwalk around a restored wetland teeming with marsh life

Happy Valley
Veterans Creek to Mount Scott Hike Moderate 5.3 880 A network of trails leads up Veterans Creek to the summit of Mt. Scott
Mount Scott Creek Hike Easy 2.3 160 Short hike on chip trails along wooded Mount Scott Creek
Mount Scott Loop Hike Easy 3.1 530 Loop up the slopes of Mt. Scott from Mt. Scott Nature Park
Spring Mountain Loop Hike Easy 3.4 610 Three short loops taking in pocket woodlands and views to Cascade peaks
Shadow Ridge-Sunrise Heights Loop Hike Easy 3.1 470 Loop using a creekside trail, paved paths, and sidewalks with views
Happy Valley Park Loop Hike Easy 3.0 290 Walk trails through a wetland and then up the slopes of Scouters Mountain
Scouters Mountain Loop Hike Easy 1.3 210 Loop to the top of a Boring volcano in a Metro nature park
Mount Talbert Summit Loop Hike Easy 3.1 685 Loop over the summit of Mount Talbert from Mather Road
Mount Talbert Perimeter Loop Hike Easy 2.3 595 Loop around the forested slopes of a Boring volcano
Hidden Falls to Rose Creek Loop Hike Easy 4.1 350 Suburban loop including a pretty waterfall

Cazadero Trail Hike Easy 6.1 220 Follow an old railroad grade above the North Fork Deep Creek

Tickle Creek Hike Easy 3.6 150 Crisscross a lovely creek in Sandy under old-growth trees
Sandy River-Jim Slagle Loop Hike Easy 2.1 485 Loop hike down to the Sandy River from the bluff above

Memorial Park to Boones Ferry Landing Hike Easy 4.1 180 Hike around Wilsonville's marquee park and then walk west to Boones Ferry Park
Graham Oaks Loop Hike Easy 3.1 60 Loop hike through a recovering oak savanna
Magness Tree Farm Loop Hike Easy 4.5 775 Hike interpretive loops on forested hillsides and walk to a cedar grove on Corral Creek

Washington County

Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
Tigard Heritage Loop Hike Easy 3.2 65 Use the new Tigard Heritage Trail and the Fanno Creek Greenway to make a loop
Fanno Creek Tigard Hike Easy 8.0 40 This is the southern half of the existing Fanno Creek Greenway
Pathfinder Genesis Loop Hike Easy 3.5 185 Walking loop through wetlands, along creeks, and on city streets in Tigard
Summerlake Park Loop Hike Easy 1.0 20 Loop around a wetland in suburban Tigard
Ascension Trail to Bull Mountain Hike Easy 2.5 460 Hike up a wooded ravine to a meadow on Bull Mountain
Cook and Durham City Parks Hike Easy 5.7 180 Walk in natural areas along the Tualatin River and Fanno Creek

Tualatin River Greenway Loop Hike Easy 6.7 55 New trail along the Tualatin River and a loop around an expanse of wetlands in Tualatin
Browns Ferry Hike Easy 2.1 25 Late fall through early spring birdwatching walk on the Tualatin River
Saum Creek Hike Easy 2.1 40 Begin at Atfalati Park for a walk along a small creek
Tualatin Refuge Nature Trail Hike Easy 2.0 55 All season nature trail in the Tualatin River floodplain
Tualatin River Wetland Loop Hike Easy 3.2 30 Late spring/summer access to riparian habitat in the Tualatin River NWR
Magness Tree Farm Loop Hike Easy 4.5 775 Hike interpretive loops on forested hillsides and walk to a cedar grove on Corral Creek

Beaverton Area
Fanno Creek Beaverton Hike Easy 8.5 125 There are many short walking options and trailheads on this suburban greenway
Sexton Mountain-Hyland Woods Loop Hike Easy 3.8 425 Walk to an excellent viewpoint followed by a quiet forest walk
Lowami Hart Woods Loop Hike Easy 1.1 140 Loop walk in a lovely mixed woodland on South Johnson Creek
Mount Williams Loop Hike Easy 3.3 390 A loop that connects wooded Mt. Williams with South Johnson Creek
Commonwealth Lake Loop Hike Easy 1.7 75 Walk around a suburban lake with congregations of waterfowl in the winter
Willow Creek-Waterhouse Trail Hike Easy 5.2 170 Boardwalk along a creek and then an extension down a powerline corridor
Tualatin Hills Nature Park Loop Hike Easy 4.3 85 Take advantage of the many trails in this mixed woodland
Cedar Mill-North Johnson Creek Loop Hike Easy 5.1 350 Suburban loop connecting natural areas in Cedar Mill
Jordan Woods Hike Easy 1.7 180 Trails in a natural area on Cedar Mill Creek
Jenkins Estate Loop Hike Easy 1.7 350 Stroll around a former country estate through natural woodland and well-designed gardens
Cooper Mountain Loop Hike Easy 3.1 300 This park protects vanishing oak savannah in an area of increasing suburban development

Waterhouse-Stoller Creek Loop Hike Easy 4.9 245 Linear trail over wetlands leading to a short loop near Rock Creek
Bronson Creek to Kaiser Woods Hike Easy 5.5 230 Paved north-south powerline trail from wetlands to farm fields
Rock Creek Greenway Hike Moderate 8.1 560 Paved trail through rolling terrain under powerlines and past wetlands

Orenco Woods-Rock Creek Hike Easy 6.4 195 Paved trail from a new park that runs through wetlands on Rock Creek
Noble Woods Loop Hike Easy 1.2 65 Loop hike through lush woodland on Rock Creek
Jackson School Woods Loop Hike Easy 2.6 60 Walk a forested creek bottom and neighborhood paths to make a loop
Jackson Bottom Loop Hike Easy 4.7 35 Great birdwatching stroll on the Tualatin River floodplain
Rood Bridge Loop Hike Easy 2.6 80 Short loops at the confluence of Rock Creek and the Tualatin River

Banks/Forest Grove Area
Killin Wetlands Loop Hike Easy 0.7 60 Short loop in a Metro nature park above a "beaverdam" wetland
Banks-Vernonia Traverse Hike Moderate 20.7 820 Easy walking on a now paved former railroad line; the hike is described in five sections
Fernhill Wetlands Loop Hike Easy 2.3 40 Loop around recently transformed wastewater treatment cells with a riot of birdlife
Hagg Lake Loop Hike Moderate 13.5 520 Hike through forest and creek valleys around a foothills reservoir
Iowa Hill Loop Hike Moderate 5.6 545 A network of looping trails lead you to a viewpoint over the Tualatin Valley
Chehalem Ridge Hike Moderate 9.1 945 Hike north along Chehalem Ridge and then descend a west-facing slope

Willamette Valley Area

Hike Difficulty Distance Elevation Change Notes
Willamette Valley State Parks
Erratic Rock Hike Easy 0.5 110 Short stroll on a paved trail to a large glacial erratic surrounded by farmland
Fort Yamhill Loop Hike Easy 0.5 100 Interpretive loop around the site of a mid-19th century military outpost
Molalla River State Park Hike Easy 2.5 95 Walk to the confluence of the Molalla and Willamette Rivers; may be flooded at times
Champoeg Loop Hike Easy 3.4 120 Hike Oregon's early settler history along the Willamette
Champoeg to Butteville Hike Easy 5.8 300 Walk through lush forest to a historic store
Willamette Mission Loop Hike Easy 2.6 20 Explore a historic mission site, oxbow lakes, and riparian woods; longer loop possible
Spring Valley Loop Hike Easy 3.9 135 This new state park on the Willamette River Greenway has several short trails
Luckiamute Landing Hike Easy 4.0 50 Hike in forest and past open fields to a campsite on the Willamette
Luckiamute Wetland Hike Easy 1.1 45 See large oaks and basking turtles in this valley state park

Willamette Valley Wildlife Refuges
Morgan Lake Loop Hike Easy 2.5 40 Seasonal wildlife refuge hike around marshes and open fields
Baskett Butte Loop Hike Easy 2.1 260 Loop around a low hill in oak woodland and open grassland
Rail Trail Loop Hike Easy 3.9 10 Hike boardwalks, dikes, and woodland in Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge
Coffin Butte Hike Easy 1.7 445 Hike up through oaks and madrones to get views across the Willamette Valley
E.E. Wilson Loop Hike Easy 1.2 20 Interpretive trail to a fishing pond at the site of Camp Adair
Snag Boat Bend Loop Hike Easy 3.2 40 Trails around an oxbow lake on the east bank of the Willamette
Woodpecker Loop Hike Easy 1.2 105 Loop hike on forested hill in the William Finley Wildlife Refuge
Mill Hill Loop Hike Easy 2.8 110 Hike to a secluded creek with wildflowers in the spring
Finley Refuge Loop Hike Moderate 8.4 455 After April 1st, walk around forest, meadows, marshes, and historic farm buildings
Pigeon Butte Loop Hike Moderate 6.4 355 Seasonal loop around wetlands, open fields, and oak woods

Yamhill County
Hess Creek Canyon Loop Hike Easy 1.5 85 Follow a creek along a wooded canyon in Newberg
Chehalem Glenn Loop Hike Easy 4.1 320 Take trails and sidewalks around a golf course, passing through wooded areas
Ewing Young Loop Hike Easy 1.4 110 Loop to Chehalem Creek on the southern outskirts of Newberg
Harvey Creek Loop Hike Easy 1.6 345 Wooded trail to a pioneer cemetery in wine country
Guadalupe Loop Hike Easy 3.9 815 Loop hike through forest and oak savanna at a Trappist abbey
Tice Woods Loop Hike Easy 1.3 85 Loop around wetlands and woods on Baker Creek in McMinnville
Airport Park Loop Hike Easy 1.4 30 Short loop with whimsical artwork next to McMinnville's airport
Joe Dancer Loop Hike Easy 2.2 45 Take a trail around a bend in the South Yamhill River
Westside Greenway Hike Easy 5.2 130 Paved trails through open spaces on the west side of McMinnville
Miller Woods Loop Hike Moderate 4.7 560 Walk through pasture and forest at an old country farm near McMinnville

Canby Area
Canby Logging Road Hike Easy 7.3 90 A repurposed old haul road takes you to the Willamette River and then 3 1/2 miles south
Molalla River State Park Hike Easy 2.5 95 Walk to the confluence of the Molalla and Willamette Rivers; may be flooded at times
Hopkins Forest Loop Hike Easy 3.3 715 Loop around an old tree farm with forest plots in various stages of development

Mill Creek Greenway Hike Easy 3.4 45 Trail on the east side of Woodburn connecting wetlands and green spaces

Salem Area
Keizer Rapids Loop Hike Easy 2.4 55 Loop through lush woods to the Beardsley Bar on the Willamette River
Salem Riverfront Hike Easy 4.1 45 Use a converted railroad bridge to connect to Salem's Riverfront and Wallace Marine Parks
Minto-Brown Island Loop Hike Easy 9.3 45 Enjoy a network of trails in this large park on the Willamette Floodplain
Bush's Pasture Loop Hike Easy 2.2 60 Visit two historic homes and stroll through an oak parkland near Pringle Creek
Croisan Creek Hike Easy 4.5 650 Hike above Croisan Creek through wooded areas connected by short stretches of road

Scotts Mills Area
Abiqua Falls Hike Moderate 1.0 180 A short steep hike to the base of an impressive waterfall.
Butte Creek Falls Loop Hike Easy 1.1 320 An easy loop to two beautiful waterfalls.

Silver Falls State Park
North Canyon Loop Hike Easy 3.3 275 Three waterfalls and a new loop
Silver Falls Upper Loop Hike Moderate 3.6 380 Loop to the upper waterfalls on the North Fork Silver Creek
Silver Falls Perimeter Loop Hike Difficult 16.8 2470 Long, forested backcountry loop from the North Falls Trailhead
South Falls Loop Hike Easy 1.6 240 Loop behind the most visited waterfall in Silver Falls State Park
Maple Ridge Loop Hike Easy 2.6 370 Shortest loop in the park visits two major waterfalls
Featured.GIF Silver Falls Lower Loop Hike Moderate 4.8 670 Seven beautiful waterfalls in less than five miles
Trail of Ten Falls Loop Hike Moderate 7.8 1300 Hike to all ten of the waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park
Howard Creek Loop Hike Easy 3.1 280 Loop under tall old-growth Douglas-firs and along Smith Creek
Buck Mountain Loop Hike Moderate 8.1 990 Loop from old-growth to mostly secondary forest, mainly on old logging roads
Rabbit Hole Loop Hike Moderate 5.3 470 Loop using biker trails on the slopes above Smith Creek
Smith Creek Loop Hike Moderate 9.0 1420 Loop up into forested hillsides and then skirt the bottomlands of Smith Creek

Cox Creek to Talking Waters Hike Easy 2.8 50 Take the Cox Creek Trail from Waverly Lake to Talking Water Gardens
Albany Riverfront Hike Moderate 6.8 60 Use trails and streets to hike along the Willamette from the Calapooia River to Second Lake
Takena Landing Hike Easy 3.4 65 Walk in riparian woodland on the north bank of the Willamette

McDonald Research Forest
Bonzai-Dave's Trail Loop Hike Moderate 12.0 1370 Meandering loop using trails and roads in the northern sector of the McDonald Research Forest
Peavy Arboretum Loop Hike Easy 3.2 190 Trees are labeled along some of these trails, and spring wildflowers brighten up leafy woods
Calloway Creek Loop Hike Easy 4.1 330 Pleasant loop through mossy woods and forest research plots with interpretive signs
Section 36-Powder House Loop Hike Moderate 4.8 880 Loop through various stages of forest growth and research plantations; abundant wildflowers in the spring
Lewisburg Saddle Old Growth Hike Easy 2.0 240 Hike through a research area with 30-year-old trees and then admire some large Douglas-firs
Vineyard Mountain Loop Hike Easy 3.6 585 Hike up a ridge to a historic cabin on Vineyard Mountain; return via a forest road
Sulphur Springs via Alpha Trail Hike Moderate 5.4 1055 Hike through ridge top old growth and then downhill to a historic curative spring
McCulloch Peak Loop Hike Moderate 7.1 1605 Hike mostly on gated forest roads to the highest point in the McDonald Research Forest
Dan's Trail Loop Hike Moderate 9.6 1865 Double loop through a varied woodland to a viewpoint atop Dimple Hill
Oak Creek Loop Hike Moderate 5.4 750 Loop hike through mixed forest in the Oak Creek drainage

Corvallis Area
Corvallis Riverfront Hike Easy 2.2 20 Interpretive walk along the Willamette Riverfront in Corvallis
Jackson-Frazier Wetland Loop Hike Easy 0.8 0 Short boardwalk and interpretive hike around a restored wetland
Martin Luther King Park Loop Hike Easy 2.2 230 Hike slopes and ash swales on a tributary of Oak Creek
Cardwell Hill-Fitton Green Hike Moderate 7.8 1075 Walk an old wagon road and then take in the views from a grassy hilltop
Mulkey Ridge-Fitton Green Loop Hike Moderate 6.9 1155 Hike past lush pastures, and then take a forested ridge to get views from Fitton Green
Bald Hill Loop Hike Easy 3.1 440 Loop through pastureland and up to a viewpoint on an oak-forested hill
Avery Park Loop Hike Easy 1.3 30 Leafy loop around a bend in the Marys River

Coburg Hills
Horse Rock Ridge Hike Easy 3.2 660 Steep open meadows on BLM land northeast of Eugene
Shotgun Creek Loop Hike Easy 4.6 800 Loop hike on forested slopes above Shotgun Creek

Alton Baker Park Loop Hike Easy 4.9 30 Loop along the Willamette and then the Canoe Canal in Eugene's largest park
Eugene Riverbank Loop Hike Moderate 9.6 50 Take paved paths on both sides of the Willamette River in Eugene
Skinner Butte Loop Hike Easy 3.1 270 Visit a mansion, a viewpoint, and hike through leafy woods to the Willamette River
Hendricks Park Loop Hike Easy 2.3 240 Walk through natural coniferous and oak woods as well as a rhododendron garden
Golden Gardens Loop Hike Easy 1.0 15 Loop among cottonwoods and ponds in a restored area of old gravel pits
West Eugene Wetlands Hike Easy 5.0 45 Trails connect wetlands, oak woods, and a prairie in an industrial area
Willow Creek Preserve Loop Hike Easy 2.7 55 Walk the meadows of a Nature Conservancy Preserve in restoration
Wild Iris Ridge Loop Hike Easy 3.5 730 Hike through the meadows of an oak savanna with some views
Blanton Ridge Hike Easy 3.7 230 Follow a trail through mixed forest in south Eugene
Ridgeline Trail Hike Moderate 7.9 1110 Take a walk along the forested ridges in south Eugene
Spencer Butte Loop Hike Easy 1.7 755 Loop to the highest point in Eugene's south hills
Mount Baldy Loop Hike Easy 3.5 510 Hike to a grassy summit with extensive views to the east

Springfield and east
Dorris Ranch Loop Hike Easy 2.4 60 Easy loop around Oregon's original filbert orchards
Mount Pisgah West Loop Hike Moderate 6.3 1345 Hike the oak savannas of Mt. Pisgah with views and spring wildflowers
Mount Pisgah Arboretum Loop Hike Easy 1.9 350 Loop around a natural arboretum on the Coast Fork Willamette River
Mount Pisgah East Loop Hike Moderate 5.6 990 Loop up through coniferous forest to the top of Mt. Pisgah
Elijah Bristow Loop Hike Easy 5.1 20 Loop through meadows and along the Middle Fork Willamette River
Tufti Park Hike Easy 1.5 110 Woodsy wander to a swimming hole below the Fall Creek Dam
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