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Gems in Southwest Oregon - 11

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gem Favorite The north face of Mount Thielsen from Howlock Mountain.

Summit of Mount Thielsen

(3) Crater…, OR
gem Favorite Cottonwood Creek Falls on 9-7-2020

Cottonwood Creek Falls

(1) Crater…, OR
gem Favorite Looking south from the summit of Devils Peak

Devils Peak

(4) Fort Ka…, OR
gem Favorite Plaikni Falls, as seen from up close to the falls.

Plaikni Falls

(6) Crater…, OR
gem Favorite Puck Lakes

Puck Lakes

(3) Fort Ka…, OR
gem Favorite Phantom Ship on Crater Lake.

Phantom Ship

(9) Crater…, OR

Recommended Routes in Southwest Oregon - 28

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Favorite Crater Lake
Intermediate

Cleetwood Cove Trail

2.1 mi 3.4 km 619' Up 188.58 m Up 619' Down 188.69 m Down

Crater…, OR
Favorite View from Mt. Scott
Intermediate

Mount Scott Trail

4.5 mi 7.2 km 1,236' Up 376.74 m Up 1,236' Down 376.88 m Down

Crater…, OR
Favorite The Rogue Valley
Intermediate/Difficult

Rogue River National Recreation Trail

38.4 mi 61.8 km 3,182' Up 970.01 m Up 3,653' Down 1113.53 m Down

Merlin, OR
Favorite Climbing to the high point at the end of the ridge
Intermediate

Grizzly Peak Loop Trail

5.1 mi 8.3 km 839' Up 255.58 m Up 838' Down 255.57 m Down

Ashland, OR
Favorite On the way to Diamond View Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Diamond Peak Loop

24.8 mi 39.9 km 2,816' Up 858.18 m Up 2,817' Down 858.65 m Down

Oakridge, OR
Favorite An array of interesting pines, firs, madrones and granite boulders near the top of Wonder.
Difficult

Upper Lithia Park: 2060 to Wonder Trail

6.3 mi 10.2 km 1,510' Up 460.35 m Up 1,510' Down 460.27 m Down

Ashland, OR
Favorite On the way to Diamond View Lake
Difficult

Odell to Windigo Loop

54.6 mi 87.8 km 6,018' Up 1834.37 m Up 6,019' Down 1834.59 m Down

La Pine, OR
Favorite Crater Lake from Wizard Island Cinder Cone.
Intermediate

Wizard Island Summit Trail

2.5 mi 4.0 km 736' Up 224.3 m Up 736' Down 224.2 m Down

Crater…, OR
Favorite Mount McLoughlin from the summit of Pilot Rock
Intermediate/Difficult

Pilot Rock Trail

3.0 mi 4.8 km 625' Up 190.62 m Up 626' Down 190.7 m Down

Ashland, OR

Southwest Oregon Hiking

  • 1,898 Miles 3,054 Kilometers of Trail
  • 28 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Gems Gems
  • 119 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 244 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 44 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwest Oregon - 379

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0.5 mi 0.9 km #1Watchman Peak Trail
Intermediate
Crater Lake, OR
Intermediate
Crater Lake, OR 17 
4.5 mi 7.3 km #2Mt. McLoughlin Summit Trail
Difficult
Eagle Point, OR
Difficult
Eagle Point, OR 12 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #3Discovery Point Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Crater Lake, OR
Easy/Intermediate
Crater Lake, OR 17 
5.0 mi 8.0 km #4Wagner Butte Trail #1011
Intermediate/Difficult
Talent, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Talent, OR 11 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #5East Applegate Ridge Trail (ART)
Intermediate
Jacksonville, OR
Intermediate
Jacksonville, OR 17 
1.9 mi 3.0 km #6Lower Table Rock
Intermediate
White City, OR
Intermediate
White City, OR 12 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #7Garfield Peak Trail
Intermediate
Crater Lake, OR
Intermediate
Crater Lake, OR 18 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #8Wagner Glade Trail
Difficult
Ashland, OR
Difficult
Ashland, OR
2.4 mi 3.8 km #9No Candies
Intermediate
Ashland, OR
Intermediate
Ashland, OR
77.3 mi 124.5 km #10North Umpqua Trail #1414
Intermediate/Difficult
Glide, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Glide, OR

Photos of Southwest Oregon - 1,052

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Looking south from the summit of Mount McLoughlin
Nov 13, 2017 near Eagle P…, OR
Mount McLoughlin from the summit of Pilot Rock
Dec 16, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Summer views from the old lookout site on Wagner Butte
Oct 29, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Plaikni Falls, as seen from up close to the falls.
Jan 19, 2016 near Crater…, OR
View from Mt. Scott
Nov 22, 2015 near Crater…, OR
Crater Lake
Oct 21, 2015 near Crater…, OR
Crater Lake from Wizard Island Cinder Cone.
Oct 20, 2015 near Crater…, OR
We visited the park in late August during a particularly Smokey summer. The Haze made for some spectacular sunsets. Here is phantom ship as seen from the phantom ship overlook.
Jan 31, 2021 near Crater…, OR