Take A 2-Hour Drive Through Oregon To See This Year's Beautiful Fall Colors
Fall is in the air, and there’s nothing quite like enjoying a fall foliage drive in Oregon to take in the vivid colors and changing landscape. While all of Oregon truly shines this time of year, there’s just something extra special about wine country. The 57-mile Vineyard and Valley Tour Route is a perfect little drive through some of Oregon’s most sublime scenery, and it’s especially lovely in the fall. Centered around the Tualatin Valley in Oregon, this fall foliage road trip can easily be done in an afternoon, allowing for plenty of time to savor the views — and perhaps even stop by a vineyard for a tasting or tour!
This fall foliage road trip in the Tualatin Valley really is the perfect autumn adventure! Have you visited this beautiful region in Oregon before? When you set out for a fall foliage drive in Oregon, where do you go?
If you’re wondering when to expect autumn colors in your neck of the woods, we’ve got the details on this year’s fall foliage in Oregon right here! And for a fall festival in the Tualatin Valley area that’s a ton of fun (literally!), be sure to check out the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta.
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Oregon in the fall
What are some great places to see fall colors in Oregon?
Since Oregon is a treasure chest full of natural wonders, it isn't hard to find great places to enjoy the fall foliage. Here are a few of the state parks and gardens that make great places to see fall colors in Oregon:
- Silver Falls State Park: Rounding the bend in a forest trail and discovering the beautiful Silver Falls is made even more incredible when you are surrounded by a golden-orange blanket of fall colors. Silver Falls State Park is located near Silverton, OR, and is Oregon's largest state park. Its many miles of hiking trails, horseback riding trails, and biking trails offer us one of the best places to enjoy fall colors in the state.
- Wallowa Lake State Park: Wallowa, Oregon is a picture-perfect landscape of natural beauty in the Whitman National Forest. When fall wildflowers bloom against the changing leaves and mountain peaks bathed in a golden sunset, it is a magical place — especially when Wallowa Lake is quiet and still and the surrounding landscape is reflected perfectly in its clear waters.
- Oswald West State Park: Arch Cape, Oregon is hiding this beautiful gem and it is one of our favorite parks to explore in the fall. Hike to Cape Falcon and catch a glimpse of Smuggler's Cove and Short Sand Beach, which are set against the vast ocean.
- Portland Japanese Garden: The Japanese Garden in Portland is a pretty zen place to begin with but in the fall, it takes on a whole new aura. It is one of the most magical places to enjoy fall colors. When the huge spidery maple tree bursts with color, it will take your breath away.