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35 Easy Backpacking Destinations in Oregon

Here is a quick reference to 35 Easy Backpacking destinations in Oregon. For this article, easy is considered a maximum of 5 miles to the destination or halfway point, therefore ten miles round trip and less than 1000 feet of elevation gain. Each of these destinations list the roundtrip miles followed by total elevation gain. These are listed in no particular order.

  1. Memaloose Lake: 2.6 miles / 665 feet gain
  2. Mirror Lake:2.9 miles / 780 feet gain
  3. Frog Lake: 3 miles / 100 feet gain
  4. Hart’s Cove: 5.8 miles / 800
  5. Lucky Lake: 3 miles / 470 feet gain
  6. Marion Lake: 5.4 miles / 510 feet gain
  7. Bobby Lake: 4.6 miles / 100 feet gain
  8. Shellrock Lake: 3.8 miles / 280 feet gain
  9. Betty Lake:  miles / 442 feet gain
  10. South Waldo Lake: .5 miles / 0 gain
  11. Canyon Creek Meadows: 6.5 miles / 900 feet gain
  12. Square Lake: 4.4 miles / 200 feet gain
  13. Opal Creek: 7.2 miles / 280 feet gain
  14. Larison Cove: 4 miles / 0 feet gain
  15. Paulina Lake: 7.5 miles / 195 feet gain
  16. Olallie North Loop: 5.6 miles / 955 feet gain
  17. Fish Lake/Si Lake: 5.8 miles / 805 feet gain
  18. Pansy Lake: 2.4 miles / 500 feet gain
  19. Marilyn Lakes: 2 miles / 200 feet gain
  20. Bear Lake (near Mt. Defiance): 2.6 miles / 480 feet gain
  21. Veda Lake: 2.8 miles / 660
  22. Muddy Fork: 6.2 miles / 800 feet gain
  23. Erma Bell Lakes: 5.5 miles / 250 feet gain
  24. Boulder Lakes: 6.1 miles / 910 feet gain
  25. Goodman Creek: 4 miles / 300 feet gain
  26. Serene Lake: 6.6 miles / 900 feet gain
  27. Clackamas Riverside Trail: 7.8 miles / 600 feet gain
  28. Hand Lake: 1 mile / 0 feet gain
  29. Linton Lake: 3.8 miles / 300 feet gain
  30. Timothy Lake: 2.2-5 miles / 200 feet gain
  31. Trillium Lake Loop: 1.8 miles / 45 feet gain
  32. Bagby Hot Springs: 3 miles / 200 feet gain
  33. Rainie Falls: 3.6 miles / 700 feet gain
  34. Rosary Lakes: 7 miles / 800 feet gain
  35. Islet Beach: 2.5 miles / 0 feet gain