Full of majestic waterfalls, gorgeous canyons, beautiful beaches, and more, Oregon is an absolute treasure. With such amazing natural wonders like Multnomah Falls and Crater Lake, it can be easy to overlook the bountiful beauty that is hidden all over the state. Last year we published an
article featuring nine of Oregon’s most beautiful hidden gems, including places like Lost Lake, Toketee Falls, Natural Bridges, and more. Today, we’ve compiled 18 more of Oregon’s most enchanting hidden gems. They are absolutely astounding.
18. Tamanawas Falls
Located in the Mt Hood National Forest, Tamanawas Falls is absolutely lovely.
17. Paulina Lake
The serene Paulina Lake is located in Newberry Crater in Central Oregon.
16. Owyhee Canyonlands
The Owyhee Canyonlands of southeast Oregon are breathtakingly beautiful.
15. Oneonta Gorge
Located in the Columbia River Gorge, Oneonta Gorge is a majestic passageway between enormous, moss-covered rocks leading to the lovely Oneonta Falls.
14. Broken Top
Broken Top is an extinct volcano in the Cascade Range of central Oregon. The otherworldly landscape here will drop your jaw.
13. Sahalie Falls
Sahalie Falls is a beautiful waterfalls that can be found on the McKenzie River.
12. Hells Canyon
Hells Canyon is not only Oregon's deepest canyon, it's the deepest river gorge in North America.
11. Arch Cape
Located on the coast of Clatsop County, Arch Cape is a pristine oceanside destination.
10. Valley of the Giants
The Valley of the Giants is a lovely 51 acre forest located near the coast of northwest Oregon.
9. Sweet Creek
Sweet Creek is as charming as it's name implies. Located in the Siuslaw National Forest, this creek is followed by a lovely hiking trail that leads you past multiple cascading waterfalls.
8. Leslie Gulch
Leslie Gulch is located in Malheur County, and it's an otherworldly beauty.
7. Cape Foulweather
Cape Foulweather may not have the most attractive name, but it's lovely nonetheless.
6. Terwilliger Hot Springs
This natural hot spring is located in the Willamette National Forest. Hot water cascades down multiple levels of clean, rock-lined pools. It's relaxing and totally gorgeous.
5. Elk Lake
Nestled into the Cascades is the majestic, reflective water of Elk Lake.
4. Alvord Desert
The Alvord Desert is located in a remote area of southeast Oregon. The landscape will make you feel like you're on another planet.
3. Wallowa Lake
Nestled into the Wallowa Mountains of eastern Oregon is the beautiful Wallowa Lake.
2. Steelhead Falls
Steelhead Falls is a unique and thoroughly enchanting waterfall on the Deschutes River. It's not particularly easy to find, but it's totally worth the search.
1. Waldo Lake
Waldo Lake is a beautiful alpine lake in the Cascade Mountains.