KOIN favorites: 6 hikes in Oregon


Our favorite spots in the state!

Cleetwood Cove Trail at Crater Lake

Cleetwood Cove Trail at Crater Lake (Instagram/a.study.in.charlotte)

The Cleetwood Cove Trail is the only legal access to the shore of Crater Lake. The trail is described as steep and strenuous although only 1.1 miles.

Paradise Park Trail on Mt. Hood

Paradise Park Trail on Mt. Hood (Instagram/beekay88)

The Paradise Park Trail climbs a forested ridge above the north side of the Zigzag River eventually accessing the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. It can be accessed from Timberline Lodge.

Angel’s Rest Trail in the Columbia River Gorge

A hike at Angel’s Rest. (Instagram/Jessicalllauren)

Angel’s Rest Trail climbs uphill 2.4 miles one-way. It’s only a 45 minute drive from Portland, making it a popular weekend hiking spot in the Gorge.

Broken Top Trail in Bend

Broken Top in Bend. (Instagram/Reynacles)

Broken Top Trail in Bend enters the Three Sisters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. The hike is about 3 miles long.

Neahkahnie Mountain

A hike at Neahkahnie Mountain. (Instagram/active_sammy)

Hiking up Neahkahnie Mountain is a popular way to see the Oregon Coast Range. It’s 8 miles long and considered moderately difficult.

Silver Falls State Park

A hike at Silver Falls State Park. (Instagram/emeraldpalate + ashleycookphoto)

Silver Falls State Park is an Oregon State Park with trails and waterfalls. The loop to Silver Falls is 7.2 miles and considered moderate.

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