With 100 miles of hiking trails, Crater Lake National
Park's backcountry offers many opportunities for
solitude and exploration. Preservation and enjoyment
of the backcountry depends on your careful and
considerate use. Hikers are advised to be prepared
for sudden and extreme weather changes and to
carry extra food and water. Always carry raingear
and stay on trails. Dogs and other pets, bicycles,
and motor vehicles are NOT allowed on any park
trails. Remember, elevations range from 6,000-9,000
feet- take it easy and have fun!
The Jacksonville Woodlands Historic Natural Park
and Trail System has 15 outstanding all-weather
hiking trails for hikers of differing abilities.
During the past decade the Woodlands Association
has preserved 20 parcels of forested open space
and has constructed 8 miles of connecting interpretive
and recreational trails surrounding 70% of the
town's historic district.
An interactive trail map can be found on their
Rock State Park encompasses 651 acres on the Oregon
high desert plateau which hovers around 3000 feet
in elevation. Hiking
trails offer spectacular views of the surrounding
area. You can spend 30 minutes walking along the
river or a half day making a loop on the entire
trail system that extends outside of the park.
There are also over 1400 climbing routes in and
around the park.
A Central Oregon mountaineering club that sponsors
outings and informational programs throughout
the year. Activities range from alpine ascents
and winter mountaineering to rock climbing. Cascades
Mountaineers is pleased to invite all those who
might be interested to attend their open meeting
and monthly program at the Central Oregon Environmental
Center, 16 NW Kansas Street in Bend. Meetings
are generally held the second Wednesday of each
custom hiking tours in the spectacular Cascade
Mountains, where you'll experience lakes, rivers,
waterfalls, wildlife, and all that Mother Nature
has to offer. Your guide's knowledge and experience
will make your trip both memorable and educational.