Posted in Oregon Attractions April 25, 2016 by Tessa Metcalf Here Are The 17 Best Kept Secrets In Oregon Every inch of Oregon is brimming with stunning scenery and gorgeous natural wonders. Take the road less traveled to experience these 17 hidden gems located in the beautiful Beaver State: 17. Rowena Crest flickr/ stokes rx Rowena Crest is a breathtakingly beautiful place located in the Columbia River Gorge between Hood River and The Dalles. It's especially beautiful this time of year when it's covered in blooming wildflowers. 16. Silver Falls State Park flickr/ Ian Sane Silver Falls State Park is easily one of the most amazing state parks in Oregon. Full of wonderful trails, breathtaking waterfalls, and beautiful foliage, everyone should experience this lovely place for themselves. 15. Opal Creek flickr/ Redfishingboat (Mick O) The pure, torqouise waters of Opal Creek winds gracefully through the Willamette National Forest. This beautiful river is a great place for hiking and sightseeing. Plus, it's dotted with heavenly swimming holes that are perfect for summer. 14. The Steens Mountain Wilderness flickr/ Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington This vast, rugged area of southeast Oregon is competely unique and stunningly beautiful; a true slice of wilderness. 13. The Painted Hills flickr/ Loren Kerns Located at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in eastern Oregon, the amazing Painted Hills will drop your jaw. 12. The Owyhee Canyonlands flickr/ Bureau of Land Manageme Carved into the Southern Oregon landscape by the winding Owyhee River, the Owyhee Canyonlands is full of amazing geological formations, rolling hills, sparkling rivers, and awe-inspiring wilderness. 10. Terwilliger Hot Springs flickr/ David Berry This amazing 5-teired natural hot spring is nestled into the beautiful Willamette National Forest. 9. Wallowa Mountains flickr/ Baker County Tourism The least frequented of Oregon's "7 Wonders", this gorgeous mountain range is located in eastern Oregon. 8. Leslie Gulch flickr/ Bureau of Land Managemen Leslie Gulch is a stunning, otherworldly canyon located in southeast Oregon. 7. Koosah Falls and Sahalie Falls flickr/ Northwest Power and Conservation Council flickr/ Desirae These two stunning waterfalls are located in the Willamette National Forest, quite close to one another. The above photograph is of Koosah Falls, followed by the lovely Sahalie Falls. 6. Dee Wright Observatory flickr/ Lisa Located in the Three Sisters Wilderness, this otherworldly observatory provides amazing views of the surrounding lava fields and mountains. 6. Lost Lake flickr/ Peter Roome The majestic Lost Lake is tucked into the Mount Hood Wilderness in Hood River County. Lost Lake is a perfect destination for camping, hiking, swimming, boating, sightseeing, and more. 5. Alvord Desert flickr/ Richard Hicks Located in Harney County under the shadow of the dramatic Steens Mountains, the Alford Desert is an incredible, unique salt flat desert in a remote corner of southeast Oregon. 4. Samuel H Boardman State Scenic Corridor flickr/ Always Shooting Samuel H Boardman State Scenic Corridor is located along the gorgeous coast in southwest Oregon. Here's a photo from the magical Natural Bridges Cove viewpoint. 3. Pillars of Rome flickr/ Charles Knowles The Pillars of Rome is an amazing feature of Oregon's Jordan Valley, and one of Oregon's less-known natural wonders. 2. Paulina Lake flickr/ Ed Keith This serene alpine lake is located in the Newberry Crater in Central Oregon. 1. Ramona Falls flickr/ Evan Lovely Nestled into the Mount Hood National Forest on the upper Sandy River, this ethereal waterfall looks just like a fairytale. What are some of Oregon’s other best kept secrets?