Off the Beaten Trail

Are you ready to get off the beaten trail? This collection of 50 hikes explores some of the most obscure and beautiful hikes in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.

I will be publishing an updated edition of Off the Beaten Trail sometime next year. Until then you can click here to download a pamphlet updating some of the errors found in the first edition of Off the Beaten Trail as well as road and trail conditions on some hikes.

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There are 50 hikes in Off the Beaten Trail. This page should serve as an index for blog posts about each of the hikes.

  1. Newton Road Loop
  2. St. Johns Bridge
  3. Upper Salmonberry River
  4. ***This hike is now closed, possibly permanently***

  5. Lower Salmonberry River
  6. ***This hike is now closed, possibly permanently***

  7. Netarts Spit
  8. Valley of the Giants
  9. Mary’s Peak
  10. Silver Star Mountain via Starway
  11. Black Hole Falls
  12. Goat Marsh Lake
  13. Butte Camp
  14. Cave and Curly Falls
  15. ***This hike is now closed, possibly permanently***

  16. Quartz Creek
  17. Indian Racetrack / Red Mountain / Basin Lakes
  18. Lookingglass Lake
  19. Rock of Ages Ridge
  20. Wauneka Point
  21. Ruckel Ridge
  22. Dry Creek Falls via Herman Creek
  23. Indian Mountain
  24. Bald Butte
  25. Stacker Butte
  26. Swale Canyon
  27. Deschutes River Trail
  28. Horseshoe Ridge
  29. Yocum Ridge
  30. Bald Mountain via Lolo Pass
  31. Owl Point
  32. Boulder Lake Loop
  33. Fifteenmile Creek
  34. Flag Point and West Point
  35. Tygh Creek
  36. Kinzel Cabin
  37. White River Falls
  38. The Other Eagle Creek
  39. Fish Creek
  40. Fish Creek Mountain
  41. Mount Mitchell
  42. Thunder Mountain
  43. Whetstone Mountain
  44. Bull of the Woods
  45. Elk Lake Creek
  46. Henline Falls / Three Pools
  47. Battle Ax
  48. Hawk Mountain
  49. Breitenbush Cascades / Ruddy Hill
  50. Bear Point
  51. Jefferson Park via South Breitenbush
  52. Wild Cheat Meadow / Triangulation Peak
  53. Table Lake

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