Oregon July 07, 2016
11 Once-In-A-Lifetime Adventures You Can Only Have In Oregon
Oregon is undoubtably one of the most beautiful places in the country. There are lush green forests, stunning mountains, majestic waterfalls, dramatic canyons, and so much more to be explored. Here are 11 unforgettable adventures you can only have in the beautiful Beaver State:
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11. Hike the spectacular Trail of Ten Falls.
This amazing 8.7 mile loop hike at Silver Falls State Park will lead you through a gorgeous forest past 10 breathtaking waterfalls.
10. Walk through the otherworldly Painted Hills.
Located at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, the amazing Painted Hills are out-of-this-world beautiful.
9. Swim in the basin of the beautiful Punchbowl Falls.
One of Oregon's most wonderful swimming holes is the basin of the lovely Punchbowl Falls, located in the Columbia River Gorge.
8. Experience the beauty of the deepest lake in the country.
Located in southern Oregon, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the country, and one of the deepest in the world. This stunning place is an absolute must-see. One great way to do some sightseeing is to cruise around Rim Drive, a scenic road that offers 360 degree views of the majestic lake.
7. Take an unforgettable hike through Oneonta Gorge.
Oneonta Gorge is one of Oregon's unique, magical hidden gems. Located in the Columbia River Gorge, this short yet epic hike will take you through a narrow, mossy canyon along a creek leading to the beautiful Oneonta Falls.
6. Relax at the wonderful Cannon Beach.
Cannon Beach is an amazing place on the Oregon Coast, and it's home to the iconic Haystack Rock (which you may recognize from The Goonies). Spend a day relaxing on the beach, swimming, and taking in the beauty of the Oregon coast.
5. Hike to the top of South Sister.
Live out the dream of climbing to the summit of a mountain at the stunning South Sister in central Oregon. The summit hike is 12 miles long, and along the way you'll be greeted with breathtakingly beautiful views of the surrounding scenery.
4. Walk through a tunnel behind a stunning waterfall.
Located on the amazing Eagle Creek Trail, Tunnel Falls is a unique, stunning waterfall that has a tunnel carved out of the rock wall behind it.
3. Visit the deepest gorge in North America.
Did you know the deepest river gorge in North America is actually in Oregon? Hells Canyon is a stunning natural area with lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation and sightseeing.
2. Smell the roses at Portland's famous International Rose Test Garden.
Take a stroll through this amazing rose garden in Portland, home to more than 7,000 rose plants, with hundreds of different varieties.
1. Feel the mist of the spectacular Multnomah Falls.
Multnomah Falls is one of Oregon's crown jewels. This incredible waterfall is the second tallest in the country and it is truly mesmerizing. You can hike to the top, or stand on the iconic Benson Bridge to experience the enormous waterfall up close.
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