Oregon’s Hidden Gems: Hiking Trails

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If you’ve ever visited Washington’s Jefferson National Park, you would see how awesome their hiking trails are. And if you took on Jefferson National Park’s Dragon Tooth Trail, it will be as easy as pie for you to take on Oregon’s hidden gems.

You see, Oregon is not just only known for its lush forests and pristine beaches. It’s not only home to a number of picturesque views and tranquil waters. It’s not only known for its world-class shops and farm-to-table restaurants. It’s not only home to the Sea Lion Caves and the Heceta Head Light.

It’s also known for its hidden gems: hiking trails.

Here are some of them:

The John Day River Basin

Located on the Black Canyon of Sutton Mountain, this hiking trail is best known for its crystal waterfalls and rare plant breeds. It’s also known for its spring wildflowers, as well as its hedgehog cacti. Even more so, its location is about 4,649 feet above John Day. Ready yourself for a sweaty journey and picturesque views on the summit of Sutton Mountain.

The Whychus-Deschutes

Located in-between Oregon’s Whychus Creek and Deschutes River, this hiking trail is best known for its desert-like beginning and its oasis-like ending. It’s also known for its salmon fishes, as well as its steelhead fishes that live on water coming from the iconic Alder Springs. Even more so, it’s an epitome of nature at its best. Ready yourself for a cool journey and rare ponderosas.

These are only few of Oregon’s hidden gems. Other hiking trails in Oregon include those within Owyhee Canyonlands, Steens Mountain, and Hart Mountain.

Have you already experienced hiking in these trails? How did it go for you? Do you know any other hidden gems in Oregon? Do you know any other awesome hiking trails in the United States? Let us know in the comments section below!

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