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Oregon Hiking

Oregon Hiking

With more trees than people, just about as many waterfalls, and richly ventured terrain, outdoor adventurists never had it so good.  Whether you're an experienced through hiker, a nascent beginner or somewhere in between, Oregon has the hiking trail for you.

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Horsetail Falls Oregon to Ponytail Falls, Mother and Daughter on the Trail

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 25, 2024

A recent trip to the Columbia River Gorge had us—as it does many—chasing waterfalls, most notably Horsetail Falls Oregon and the nearby Ponytail Falls, also known as Upper Horsetail Falls. This duo of plunging cascades offers everything for travelers of all abilities, from the view-it-from-the-roadside sort to the more avid hiker. If you haven’t traveled … Read more

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View looking up at Multnomah Falls Columbia River Gorge bridge
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Visit Multnomah Falls Columbia River Gorge, But Don’t Make Our Mistake

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 24, 2024

Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge is one of the world’s most iconic waterfalls. Revereed for its two-tier plunge and picturesque appeal, the double cascade sees two million visitors a year, most during the summer months. If you’re planning to visit Multnomah Falls in Oregon, it’s best to go prepared. Due to the sheer … Read more

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Bohemia Mine: Haunting Oregon Ghost Town in the High Umpquas

By Ali Patton | April 19, 2024

Our first attempt to visit the Bohemia Mine Oregon ghost town took place in 2014, right after I got married. My mom, sister and I took the dog and headed out into one of the most scenic places in Oregon, the Umpqua National Forest, in a Ford Focus. The choice of vehicle turned out to … Read more

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Kathleen Hesketh hiking Ponytail Falls Oregon's Columbia River Gorge

Best Hiking Trails in Oregon to Tackle in a Day or Less

By Ali Patton | April 17, 2024

The Pacific Northwest is known for its amazing outdoor activities, and Oregon is no exception. The best Oregon hiking trails feature waterfalls, stunning views, and excitement. Take a journey with us through the beautiful state of Oregon to explore the best places to take a hike. Our Favorite Oregon Hiking Trails Tokatee Falls- Greatest Views … Read more

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Mother-daughter travel blogger team enjoying an Oregon hiking trail through old growth forest
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16 of the Best Oregon Hiking Trails for a Lifetime of Adventures

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 25, 2024

While we aren’t even close to covering every trail, Oregon hiking is one of our favorite activities. As a result, we’ve logged some foot miles and have done some extensive research to fill up our bucket list with future adventures. Below are some of the best Oregon hiking trails we’ve experienced and how we’ll be … Read more

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View from road to Bohemia Mine
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Oregon Travel Guide: Must-See Vacation Places and Things to Do in the Beaver State

By Ali Patton | March 20, 2024

With 98,000 square miles to explore, and a diverse set of geographical areas, you’ll need an Oregon travel guide to help you find the best Oregon vacation places. So, if you’re an adventurer at heart, love to enjoy museums and history, or just want to explore, come take a journey with us on all of … Read more

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10 Mind-Blowing Oregon Photography Locations All Photographers Need to Visit

By Ali Patton | March 20, 2024

Oregon is known for its diverse landscapes and beautiful views, making it a great destination for travel photographers. Whether you are looking for a place to take frame worthy landscape shots or gorgeous portraits, these are the Oregon photography locations and the best Oregon scenic locations to visit. Silver Falls State Park- This Travel Photographer’s … Read more

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Visiting Oregon: Tips for Planning the Perfect Trip

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 18, 2024

When planning a trip to Oregon, what you see online may not be what you get. Endless natural beauty, hikes through many unique geological areas, great food, and much more make Oregon an ideal place to visit. But like most things, most Oregon trip planners may not be depicting the full reality. Learn the must-know … Read more

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Koosah Falls and Sahalie Falls in Oregon, Reaching Heaven and Sky in the Willamette National Forest

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 16, 2024

To say that our hike around Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls in Oregon was an epic experience is probably exaggerating. After all, it was only a 2.6-mile hike, around a moderately trafficked loop. We never spent more than 20 or thirty minutes without encountering another human being, had intermittent cell service the entire time and … Read more

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This Oregon Hiking trail ends at a stunning natural arch
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The Oregon Hiking Trail with a Secret End

By Ali Patton | March 15, 2024

The Natural Rock Arch Trailhead begins high in the Santiam Wilderness. This special Oregon hiking trail takes you down a steep winding path through a magical forest to a special secret. At the bottom of the fern lined trail is a tall stone arch that remained undiscovered for years. In 1951, the Sardine Creek fire … Read more

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inside Boyd cave, part of the Bend lava caves
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Unveiling the Mysteries of Lava Caves in Bend, Oregon: A Journey into Earth’s Underground Marvels

By Ali Patton | March 7, 2024

Looking for something to do on a hot day? Love the feeling of being some place dark and almost eerie? The lava caves of Bend, Oregon are just right for you! Our Delayed Journey to the Lava Caves in Bend It seems no matter how much we plan, things never follow our inclinations. And our … Read more

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Abandoned car in overgrown brush in beazell Memorial Forest
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Beazell Memorial Forest Hike Combines a Love Story with Beautiful Scenery

By Ali Patton | February 29, 2024

If you’re looking to explore a rare ecological area with a unique backstory, try a Beazell Memorial Forest hike in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Be sure to read to the end to find out the lovely history of this place. Setting out for Our Beazell Memorial Forest Hike On a humid August Oregon morning, we grabbed … Read more

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Cape Meares Lighthouse, Shortest Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast

By Ali Patton | February 27, 2024

11 miles outside of Tillamook Oregon sits Cape Meares Lighthouse, offering beautiful views of the Pacific and a glimpse into The Oregon Coast’s shortest lighthouse. Cape Meares, a Staple on the Oregon Coast The Cape Meares lighthouse isn’t known for standing tall on the Oregon Coast, but was a crucial part of keeping ships safe … Read more

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Aussie dog standing in front of the Painted Hills
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Painted Hills State Park- Created by Mother Nature’s Paintbrush

By Ali Patton | February 22, 2024

Rolling Hills in sunset colors spread across the desert landscape of the Painted Hills State Park, part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon. They offer a beautiful photo opportunity, but if you look closer, you’ll see much more than that at this amazing Oregon scenic place. Painted Hills State Park History … Read more

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The Trail of the Molten Land- Newberry Volcano

By Ali Patton | August 24, 2023

The Trail of the Molten Land, located outside of Bend, is an easy trail that brings hikers to an alien planet. In reality, you stroll through a roughly one-mile of lava flow, at the bottom of an ancient volcano, but your eyes will surely convince you that you’ve entered an alien realm. What is the … Read more

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