Nature November 13, 2017
12 Unimaginably Beautiful Places In Oregon That You Must See Before You Die
It’s no secret that Oregon is home to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring scenery. From our majestic mountains to pristine coastline, there is an abundance of natural beauty in the Beaver State. Here are some of the most unimaginably beautiful places in our state that need to be added to your bucket list.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood's snow-clad peak is an iconic Oregon symbol. This majestic mountain is not only unimaginably beautiful, but it is also one of the best places in the state for outdoor recreation and winter family fun.
2. Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Located on the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Dunes are perfect for a peaceful afternoon stroll or a fun dune buggy ride. This spectacular natural area stretches along the coast for over 40 miles. While you're here, be on the lookout out for the gorgeous vistas and ocean views.
3. Cape Arago State Park
Cape Arago is another must-visit spot on the Oregon Coast. The 20-mile long drive through the park will take you past gorgeous cliffside viewpoints, the stunning Cape Arago lighthouse, and hundreds of seals and sea lions hanging out on the rocks.
4. Wooden Show Tulip Farm
There's nothing quite like strolling through over 40 acres of stunning tulip fields with views of Mt. Hood in the background. Every year, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn bursts into a spectacular show of color. The annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest runs from March - May. For more information, visit their
5. Painted Hills
One look at the Painted Hills and you'll be able to tell why they've been named one of the "Seven Wonders of Oregon." Few sights compare to their otherworldly beauty. These colorful hills were formed over millions of years and the history of the landscape is still visible in their vibrant layers.
6. Multnomah Falls
As Oregon's #1 most visited natural attraction, Multnomah Falls certainly gets a lot of hype. While the crowds can be intimidating, this is one sight that is worth the trek. Few places in the world are as majestic as this 620-foot waterfall.
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7. Smith Rock
Located in central Oregon's high desert region, Smith Rock is a breathtaking natural wonder. The towering cliffs are a popular destination for rock climbers, and there are also plenty of hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities to be found in the area.
8. The Wallowas
Often referred to as the Swiss Alps of Oregon, the Wallowas are an unbelievable sight to behold. With 19 peaks clocking in at over 9000 feet, these mountains are simply too majestic to not be on your bucket list.
9. Coquille Point
This beautiful roadside viewpoint is a lesser known spot on the Oregon Coast. You can enjoy the stunning views from the top of the bluff or walk down to the sand and check out the rock formations. Coquille Point is located in Bandon.
10. Ramona Falls
The dazzling Ramona Falls is a photographer's dream. Located in Mt. Hood National Forest, you'll follow a gentle 6.9-mile loop trail through lush green forest to reach the picturesque falls.
11. Rowena Crest
This viewpoint is nothing short of incredible. The windy mountain road has more than a few hairpin turns, but it leads to a scenic reward, complete with stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge.
12. Crater Lake National Park
Few sights are as quintessentially Oregonian as Crater Lake. There's a reason thousands of visitors flock to this park year-round: it's pure magic.
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How many of these places have you visited? What spots would you add?
For more breathtaking places in the Beaver State, check out our previous article:
11 Secret Spots In Oregon Where Nature Will Completely Relax You.