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Crater Lake

The Pinnacles Great views of volcanic spires along Pinnacle Valley. Accessible to wheelchair users with assistance.

Plaikni Falls Easy walk through old-growth forest with a short climb to falls.

Garfield Peak Diverse plant life and wildflowers will accompany you along this rocky climb to a high peak with spectacular views.

Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrains in the United States. Beginning at the Mexican border, the PCT travels a total distance of 2,650 miles through California, Oregon, and Washington until reaching the Canadian border. The 460 miles of thePCT that pass through Oregon begins near Mt. Ashland and winds north past natural wonders like Crater Lake, the Three Sisters mountains, and Mt. Hood before ending in the Columbia River Gorge at the Bridge of the Gods. you can take in some of the trail’s most eye-popping scenery by hiking stretches that can be conquered in several hours or several day backpacking adventures.

Rogue Valley

Pilot Rock This difficult hike through the lush Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and partially along the PCT will reward you with breathtaking views of the Cascade Range, Mt. Shasta, and Rogue Valley.

Rogue River Trail A great way to experience the Rogue River Canyon. Each turn may reveal a spectacular rapid or waterfall. The canopy overhead reveals an entirely different system of plant and wild life.

Table Rock Two trails, Upper and Lower, are some of the most popular in the area with clear views of the mountains and valley below.

Umpqua Valley

Toketee Falls Pleasant .8-mile round trip hike to the majestic Toketee Falls. The river cascades through a narrow volcanic basalt gorge forming a two-tiered falls. The blue pool below is a popular swimming location.

Fall Creek Short and beautiful hike that includes a wooden bridge and waterfall.

Mt. Thielsen Incredible viewing await atop this challenging 9.2-mile out and back. Those brave enough to to make it to top can see the east and west sides of the Cascades, from Sisters to Mt. Shasta.

Oregon Outback

Fort Rock Loop A mile loop around the around immense jagged rock walls that rise out of the flat high desert of the Oregon Outback. Guided tours of the Fort Rock Cave are available.

Warner Peak Beginning at the Hot Springs Campground, this 11-mile hike takes you through the open space of the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge with stunning high desert views throughout.

Klamath Basin

Klamath Wingwatcher’s Nature Trail Easy two-mile trail adjacent to Lake Ewauna with ponds, wetlands, riparian and upland habitat. Be on the lookout for Bald Eagles, Osprey, hawks, herons, Peregrine Falcons, Double crested Cormorants and songbirds throughout the year.

Brown Mountain Loop Trail 15-mile hike with a minimal 1,000 feet elevation gain featuring wildflowers, lava fields, and old-growth forest.

Mountain Lakes Loop Either a family backpacking trip or long day hike, this 9-12 mile loop has sweeping viewing of tree-lined alpine lakes that were once a large volcano. The most popular and well-maintained access point is via the clover Creek Trail.

Additional Resources

For more information and updates on trails in Southern Oregon visit Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and Klamath Trails Alliance.

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