Welcome ...As nearly 50% of the land in
Oregon and Washington is publicly-owned, and most of these
lands are several hours drive from the major population
centers, there is ample opportunity for day hiking in
remote and seldom-visited spots. If you enjoy solitude and
exploring “off the beaten path,” these day hikes are for
Day Hiking in Remote Public Lands
- Our sole
focus is the Inland Northwest — Forest Service (USFS),
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and State lands in
Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington. To date, you’ll
find over 90 day hikes here covering 550 miles in total.
- These hikes
are mostly moderate to easy, but their locations are
remote, wild and seldom-visited. They range from
well-established trails that are little used, to cross
country rambles that are never used. Most follow a stream
or river canyon, while others lead to a scenic rim or
promontory. A few do both!
drive is rarely required to reach any of these
trailheads, but a sturdy, high-clearance vehicle is
essential for many of them.
Please enjoy —
and protect our valuable public lands!
- These hikes
are best suited for those willing to trade the ease and
convenience of popular campgrounds and trails for the
self-reliance, natural beauty and solitude found at more
remote and obscure recreation sites.
search for hikes by geographic region, try our
Hike Locator Tool