When it comes to hiking destinations, the best ones are sometimes the most remote.
David Calahan is hiking on a forested ridge above the Applegate Valley when he suddenly charges off the trail through dense buckbrush to a secret vista.
One of the open secrets of the Applegate Valley is Squaw Lakes. They are remote, but still close enough that in summer, locals throng their waters to camp, swim and hike.
Two historical markers, four miles apart on the Oregon Coast Trail, fire the imagination with thoughts of adventure.
If an inspiring hike among very big trees is what you're after, plus a date with the ocean, then the Damnation Creek Trail in Redwood National Park delivers.
Pilot Rock is one the Rogue Valley's most recognizable landmarks and one of the easiest to reach.
It was once said of naturalist and hiker extraordinaire John Muir that he "could take a crust of bread and a pinch of tea and go like a cat over cliff and crag, a day's trip no mere athlete could...
The Green Lakes Trail in Central Oregon provides views of one waterfall after another as it follows Fall Creek up into the Cascade Mountains.
The season for high-elevation hiking is drawing to a close, but hikers still can squeeze in an outing to the Rabbit Ears rock formation and enjoy views from above 6,000 feet before snow blankets the...
My discovery of a network of hiking trails near Crescent City, Calif., came a few years ago, while I was on a quest to find the closest beach to the Rogue Valley.
With wildfires still smoldering in Southern Oregon, a hike through the Kalmiopsis Wilderness provides an interesting look at how a landscape can be both scarred and renewed by fire.
Our outdoors-loving visitors were surprised to hear that we don't spend more of our summers in the Sky Lakes Wilderness.
Those hoping to escape smoky skies in the Rogue Valley can venture north to explore the 79-mile North Umpqua Trail east of Roseburg.
The 24,000-acre Soda Mountain Wilderness Area near Ashland is a bit of a mystery.
Soaring temperatures in July can make it hard to find a comfortable hike.
My wife and I are sitting on a bench at the top of Humbug Mountain, facing into a stiff breeze.
ONTARIO — Sage Clegg of Bend this month became the first person to traverse the entire Oregon Desert Trail — hiking and biking nearly 800 miles from Bend to this town near the Idaho...
When the going gets hot, the hot get going to a watery destination.
Southern Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is one of a kind.
The Upper Chetco River is an elusive gem that very few people ever see.
Drive — or a deeply human need to create high-energy bluegrass music — is what...
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