From beautiful coastal features to stunning desert canyons, these places in Oregon have unusual (and unappealing) names, yet they’re totally worth visiting. Check out these 8 gorgeous spots for yourself T.hey’e off the beaten path and totally enchanting:
8. Cape Foulweather
"Cape Foulweather" sounds like the name of a murky, haunted harbor from an old pirate movie, but in actuality this lovely cape boasts stunning views of the majestic Oregon Coast south of Depoe Bay.
7. Hell's Canyon
Located on the eastern border of Oregon, Hell's Canyon is a gorgeous canyon cut through the landscape by the winding Snake River.
6. Misery Ridge
Misery Ridge is a stunning trail that traverses the endlessly beautiful landscape of Smith Rock State Park.
5. Devil's Churn
Located in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Devil's Churn is a gorgeous and dramatic feature of the Oregon coast. This unique geological formation was created by a collapsed sea cave. Devil's Churn traps water from the ocean and sets it churning majestically, sometimes sending spray hundreds of feet into the air. It's a beautiful sight, but you don't want to get too close because it can be dangerous.
This strange phenomenon in Central Oregon is exactly what it's name suggests: a giant hole in the ground. Formed by an ancient volcanic explosion, the crater's deepest point is almost 500 feet below the surrounding ground level.
3. Crack In The Ground
This crack in the ground is very simply called Crack In The Ground. This beautiful volcanic fissure, located in Central Oregon, is over 2 miles long and 70 feet deep.
2. Boring, Oregon
Despite it's unappealing name, Boring is a charming little town surrounded with lovely scenery and gorgeous views of Mount Hood.
1. Devils Punchbowl
Part of the Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area, this amazing place is an enormous bowl naturally carved into the rocky coastline. It traps incoming ocean waves, swirling them around majestically.