10 Oregon Winter Hikes to Hit this Year

This past week the mercury fell and we looked head first into winter – and a winter that may be more wild than we think (let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!). But being a true northwest native is all about not letting the rain, sleet, ice, and cold wind slow you down, especiallyContinue reading “10 Oregon Winter Hikes to Hit this Year”

University Falls Hike

Half way between the Pacific Ocean and Portland, University Falls thunders down a small canyon in the Tillamook State Forest for an impressive show of water. Tumbling 65 feet, the waterfall flows from Elliot Creek amidst flourishing grey-green trees. Offering a range of meandering pathways to the falls, the University Falls Loop Hike trail systemContinue reading “University Falls Hike”

Saddle Mountain Hike

Located just a few miles off of highway 26 near Seaside, Oregon this spectacular hike takes you high into the coastal range – 3,283 feet to be exact for views of the ocean, mountains, Columbia River and surrounding forests. A 5.5 mile round trip hike, the walk up Saddle Mountain is steep at times withContinue reading “Saddle Mountain Hike”

Hiking the Seclusive Siuslaw National Forest: Kentucky Falls

After two failed attempts to find Kentucky Falls, I finally made it to this beautiful forested hike deep in the Siuslaw National Forest. Featuring three tumbling waterfalls, the Kentucky Falls trail is a fantastic 4-mile half-day hike that follows a bubbling creek through the shade of lush trees. An out and back trail that startsContinue reading “Hiking the Seclusive Siuslaw National Forest: Kentucky Falls”

8 Must Do Day Hikes in Oregon

Spring is here, which means its time to start planning your warm weather hikes, day trips and summer vacations. So dust off your hiking shoes and head out to explore more of Oregon with these eight must-hit trails! Silver Falls Park Wander through a temperate rain forest, lush with wildlife and trickling water at thisContinue reading “8 Must Do Day Hikes in Oregon”