Winter can be a great time to get out and hike. The trails aren’t very busy, water levels are nice and full, and the crisp air is refreshing.
Here are a few of our favorite hikes that are great for the winter season. Clicking on the links will take you to a more detailed post with directions.
Mt. Tabor: This well maintained city park is a great choice on those chilly days where you want to get out for a quick hike.
Wahclella Falls: This waterfall is at it’s best when it’s nice and full. Just be careful, the trail can get a little icy if we’ve had low temps.
Bayocean Spit: Located in the Tillamook area, this hike is a nice option on those cold but clear winter days. It would also be a great beachcombing hike after a winter storm.
Silver Falls State Park: This trail of 10 waterfalls is a State Park so the trails are always well maintained. You won’t have to worry about running into trail damage after a winter storm.
Little Zigzag Falls: This short hike is a nice addition to any snowshoeing or skiing activities you have planned this winter.
Powell Butte: Great year-round hike that’s in SE Portland.
Hug Point Falls: Good option for those rainy days. It’s a quick walk to a small beach waterfall.
**Frozen Gorge Waterfalls: If we end up having an extended period of freezing weather, you should definitely check out some of the waterfalls that are just off the Old Highway. Here are some frozen waterfalls we saw in 2013 and 2014.
We hope everyone has a great time enjoying winter in Oregon!