The McKenzie River Trail is a gateway to scenic beauty

With waterfalls, hot springs and crystal-clear lakes, the scenery on the McKenzie River Trail is among the very best in Oregon.
On this week’s episode of the Peak Northwest podcast, we talk all about the 26.4-mile hiking trail, found in Oregon’s central Cascade Mountains east of Eugene, and all there is to see along the way.
Whether you’re hoping to tackle the whole trail this summer or checking out the day hikes this fall, there’s a lot to enjoy and appreciate about the trail.
Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

Clear Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Oregon.

Two waterfalls are found on one short loop hike on the trail.

Blue Pool is a popular destination for day hikers.

Hot springs on the McKenzie River Trail are really hit or miss.

Where can you stay on and near the trail?

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