5 great close to water hikes in Oregon
Oregon is a great place for Nature lovers. On this article we are going to select 3 close to the water hikes for you to do in your coming week. For most of these hikes you will great fun with either these Models Santos, Armada or the lighter Alpine
#1 – Sweet Creek Falls Trail (near Mapleton/Central Oregon Coast)
The best way to get there is to take the Oregon Coast Scenic Highway, and follow the Siuslaw River near Florence to Sweet Creek Falls. The trailhead is easy to find, and the trail is mostly flat. the trail is full of numerous waterfalls. Kids of all ages will love the waterfalls around every bend. In the summer, take off your boots and wade in the cool water. This is a youngsters favorite!
#2 – McKenzie River Trail (Central Oregon)
Do you like ancient lava flows? what about crystal clear water and hot springs? so many natural wonders.
This is a easy trail so you can walk or bike without a problem. One of its advantages is that it is not a very known place so you can enjoy it without the crods. Just west of Clear Lake is Sahalie Falls, this waterfall has a viewing platform and those who are up for hiking can venture down the trail to Koosah Falls. The round-trip hike is about 1 mile from the parking area.
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#3 – Cape Perpetua (Yachats, Central Coast)
The coast is full of great hikes, and each one with its unique flavor, but I tend to favor the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. You can explore tide pools, watch for whales, feel humbled by the power of a winter storm. Take a jacket and some warm boots!
#4 – Odell Lake Overlook (Central Cascades)
Most people love the trail near Gold Lake Sno-Park, but there are family friendly alternatives such as the Odell Lake Overlook. We will be given breathtaking views without losing your breath! You can hike to the overlook and return the way you came or extend the hike to the PCT for an epic loop. The warming shelters are are the best place warm up by the fire. The lake fills a basin carved by a glacier, and the resulting terminal moraine confines the water along the lake’s southeast shore.
#5 – Rosary Lakes (Crescent, Central Cascades)
East of Willamette Pass Ski Area, there is no way to miss the trailhead and PCT signs. Hike through the forest and to gorgeous Rosary Lakes. I suggest go enjoy the Willamette Pass Gondola to the trail. Be aware of the mosquitoes! make sure to take some repellent and avoid the warmer heather.
#Freebie# Tillamook Head (North Oregon Coast)
If you like along sea side walks, or you like to collect shells in the sand, this is a wonderful place to go and spend a weekend. This trail is a fun way to put yourself in their shoes with our Tormenta and imagine what the coast was like back in the 1800s. Start at the trailhead located in Ecola State Park.
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