The Best Seasons of One Tree Hill

List of the best seasons of One Tree Hill, listed from best to worst with pictures of DVD covers when available. Featured on hottest TV show casts, One Tree Hill also ranks high on best CW shows. Hardcore fans of the series often argue over what the greatest season of One Tree Hill is, which is exactly why this ranked list was created. This list of the best One Tree Hill seasons has been voted on by One Tree Hill fans from around the world, so the order of the seasons isn't just one person's opinion.

Each season of One Tree Hill has at least one memorable episode, so it isn't necessarily easy to figure out what the top season is. Is your favorite season of One Tree Hill not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. If you want to answer the questions, "What is the best season of One Tree Hill?" and "Which season of One Tree Hill is the best?" then this list will have you covered.

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  • One Tree Hill - Season 3
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    350 VOTES

    One Tree Hill - Season 3

    The third season of One Tree Hill premiered on October 5, 2005 and contains 22 episodes. This season primarily focuses on the relationships of Brooke and Lucas and Haley and Nathan.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Like You Like an Arsonist," "Champagne for My Real Friends, Real Pain for My Sham Friends" and "The Show Must Go On."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    - Dan shoots Keith.
    - Peyton realizes that she still loves Lucas.
    - Nathan, Cooper and Rachel are involved in a car accident.
    350 votes
  • One Tree Hill - Season 4
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    301 VOTES

    One Tree Hill - Season 4

    The fourth season of One Tree Hill premiered on September 27, 2006 and contains 21 episodes. This season finds the characters preparing for their high school graduation.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Same Deep Water as You," "Resolve," and "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    - Derek holds Peyton and Brooke hostage. 
    - Lucas becomes obsessed with Keith's murder.
    - The seniors graduate from high school.
    301 votes
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    253 VOTES

    One Tree Hill - Season 1

    The first season of One Tree Hill premiered on January 25, 2005 and contains 22 episodes. This season introduces viewers to brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott and their friends in Tree Hill.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Pilot," "With Arms Outstretched," and "The Games That Play Us."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    - Lucas submits Peyton's drawings to the paper.
    - Peyton kisses Lucas.
    - Dan walks in on Deb and Keith.
    253 votes
  • One Tree Hill - Season 6
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    The sixth season of One Tree Hill premiered on September 1, 2008 and contains 24 episodes. This season find two of the main characters moving away from Tree Hill.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Part 1," "Choosing My Own Way of Life," and "Remember Me as a Time of Day."

    Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

    - Lucas proposes to Peyton.
    - Nathan finds out that he's made it to the NBA.
    - Lucas, Peyton and their new baby leave Tree Hill.
    210 votes
  • One Tree Hill - Season 5
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    The fifth season of One Tree Hill premiered on January 8, 2008 and contains 18 episodes. This season is set over four years after the finale of season four.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days," "I Forgot to Remember to Forget," and "What Comes After the Blues."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    - Peyton and Brooke move back to Tree Hill.  
    - Lucas asks Lindsey to marry him.
    - Brooke takes in a foster baby.
    188 votes
  • One Tree Hill - Season 2
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    227 VOTES

    One Tree Hill - Season 2

    The second season of One Tree Hill premiered on September 21, 2004 and contains 23 episodes. This season finds Peyton struggling with drug addiction as Lucas and Nathan grow closer as brothers.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Desperate Kingdom of Love," "Truth, Bitter Truth," and "The Leavers Dance."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    - Nathan and Haley celebrate their wedding events in the wrong order.
    - Peyton opens a club.
    - Dan's dealership gets set on fire.
    227 votes