I don’t know about you, but now that spring is on its way I’ve been itching to get outdoors and have a good old Oregon adventure. Luckily, the beautiful Beaver State is full of amazing forests, mountains, rivers, shorelines and deserts to explore. Here are 18 perfect places to go in Oregon if you’re feeling adventurous:
18. Trillium Lake
Trillium Lake is absolutely enchanting. The mountainside lake is a perfect place for hiking, swimming, kayaking, and camping.
17. Mt Hood
Grab your skis, snowboard, or snow shoes and head to the beautiful (and epic) Mt Hood for year-round snow sports.
16. Smith Rock State Park
This gorgeous state park in central Oregon is heaven on earth for hikers, backpackers, and rock climbers alike.
15. Wallowa Lake
Nestled in the beautiful Wallowa Mountains, Wallowa Lake is an absolute gem.
14. Steens Mountain
Visit the remote Steens Mountains for an unforgettable adventure.
13. The Rogue River
The Rogue River is an awesome place for rafting.
12. The Oregon Dunes
Take an unforgettable "walk on the beach" at the stunning Oregon Dunes.
11. Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge has tons of amazing hiking trails and waterfalls to explore, including the famous Multnomah Falls, photographed above.
10. The Painted Hills
Go on an amazing hike through the otherwordly Painted Hills.
9. Go camping.
There are countless wonderful places to go camping all over Oregon. Here's a photo of a campsite in the Steens Mountain Wilderness.
8. Opal Creek
Opal Creek is an amazing place for hiking and jumping into beautiful, secluded swimming holes.
7. Hood River
If you're interested in trying out windsurfing, you might as well do it in what is called the best windsurfing spot in the world - Hood River.
6. Tamanawas Falls
Take a gorgeous hike through the Mount Hood National Forest to the stunning Tamanawas Falls.
5. Leslie Gulch
Experience the amazing scenery and hiking trails of Leslie Gulch.
4. Natural Bridges Cove
Hike the scenic trail to the beautiful Natural Bridges Cove at the Samuel Boardman State Park.
3. Triangulation Peak/ Boca Cave
Hike for five miles to reach this beautiful lookout point with stunning views of Mt Jefferson in the distance.
2. Crater Lake
Head to one of Oregon's most magnificent landmarks, Crater Lake, for an adventure of a lifetime. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the country and sits in the caldera of a dead volcano. It is a beautiful place for hiking, skiing, taking boat tours and more.
1. Silver Falls State Park
Silver Falls State Park is one of the most amazing state parks in Oregon and is full of stunning waterfalls. Hike the Trail Of Ten Falls for an unforgettable experience.
Have you been to any of these places? What other places in Oregon are perfect to go to when you’re feeling adventurous?