Explore Oregon: Making the most of the outdoors

By Statesman Journal

Everything to know about exploring Oregon's best outdoor destinations from the Statesman Journal including where to camp, hike, bike and more.

  1. 1.
    Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail
    55:09
  2. 2.
    Summer '21: Record heat, new permits & restoring a lost Jefferson trail
    29:17
  3. 3.
    Agates on the Oregon Coast: Pro tips, best spots to hunt
    39:10
  4. 4.
    Mount Jefferson Wilderness and impact over wildfires over time
    56:02
  5. 5.
    Corvallis to the Sea trail
    38:31
  6. 6.
    Chairlift hiking on Mount Hood, and quiet places to camp and hike
    30:28
  7. 7.
    Best Oregon mountain climbs that don't require a rope
    1:05:52
  8. 8.
    Oswald West and the genesis of Oregon's public beaches
    42:04
  1. 9.
    Hike ancient volcanoes to epic wildflower meadows in Old Cascades
    34:04
  2. 10.
    What's next for Opal Creek and the Ancient Forest Center
    54:18
  3. 11.
    What to know for summer 2021 in Oregon's outdoors
    24:49
  4. 12.
    Best campsites, floats on the Willamette River
    55:56
  5. 13.
    What is fastpacking? And counting down beautiful wilderness trips in Southern Oregon
    58:19
  6. 14.
    Find your new favorite hikes around Salem
    46:33
  7. 15.
    New permit system to change hiking in Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson wilderness areas
    49:06
  8. 16.
    Emily Halnon talks about breaking Oregon Pacific Crest Trail speed record
    46:04
  9. 17.
    Bandon's bountiful outdoor options on the south Oregon Coast
    27:29
  10. 18.
    Oregon marine board chief talks permits, boating incidents and best places to float
    50:53
  11. 19.
    Saving Silver Falls State Park from the Labor Day fires
    40:40
  12. 20.
    Ray Benson Sno-Park: Winter playground named for Salem legend
    19:50
  13. 21.
    Adventure and history await on the Tillamook Coast
    1:01:23
  14. 22.
    Ghost wagon, wildfire escape, OR-7 and COVID-19 shutdowns highlight biggest stories of 2020
    34:14
  15. 23.
    Winter adventures amid COVID-19, and the best overlooked Oregon state parks
    35:27
  16. 24.
    The best hikes of McKenzie Pass, a land of fire, ice and waterfalls
    39:34
  17. 25.
    Winter waterfall hunting: Status of NW Oregon's favorite waterfalls
    19:59
  18. 26.
    Grants Pass: What's in a name? And Zach's top picks
    18:47
  19. 27.
    How Oregon State Parks survived a complete shutdown and some overlooked picks
    1:01:27
  20. 28.
    Biking, rafting and wildflower hunting near Hood River
    10:16
  21. 29.
    The Labor Day wildfires that devastated the Santiam Canyon
    26:44
  22. 30.
    Planning your trip down the iconic John Day River
    19:50
  23. 31.
    Ten hikes to explore Oregon’s old-growth forests and trees
    28:34
  24. 32.
    Oregon Whale Watching: Where to see whales so close 'you can hear them breathe'
    33:26
  25. 33.
    Winter Waterfall Hunting: Snowshoe or ski to these Oregon gems
    24:42
  26. 34.
    Fishing at Detroit Lake: Insider's guide to fishing this Willamette Valley reservoir
    33:12
  27. 35.
    Cut your own Christmas tree in Oregon's National Forests: Everything to know
    13:01
  28. 36.
    Willamette Pass: All the best destinations for all seasons
    41:33
  29. 37.
    National Forest Harvest: Bringing home your own ferns for free with permit
    14:15
  30. 38.
    Oregon Lighthouses: Climbing history's beacons of light
    28:26
  31. 39.
    Waldo Lake: Paddling to hidden campsites on Oregon's clearest lake
    16:43
  32. 40.
    Backcountry snorkeling: Exploring Oregon's underwater canyons in the woods
    15:04
  33. 41.
    South Santiam: Stay at House Rock campground, climb Iron Mountain
    11:17
  34. 42.
    Oregon Desert Trail: Discover Oregon's high desert
    26:15
  35. 43.
    Oregon Wildlands Act: Senator Ron Wyden on the fight for Oregon's last primeval rainforest
    38:43
  36. 44.
    Sno-Parks: Finding your snow on Santiam and Willamette Pass
    33:28
  37. 45.
    Gear we love for Oregon's outdoors
    43:58
  38. 46.
    From the mild to the wild in Oregon's Wallowa Mountains
    33:33
  39. 47.
    Limited Entry Part 2: How limited entry saved the Obsidian Trail
    19:48
  40. 48.
    Limited Entry Part 1: Limited entry comes to the Oregon wilderness
    32:03
  41. 49.
    Fire lookout towers: Your guide to booking a night
    46:01
  42. 50.
    Silver Falls State Park: Wild history, best hikes and where to avoid crowds
    27:18

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