Oregon February 17, 2017
Escape To These 10 Hidden Oases In Oregon To Find Peace And Quiet
Oregon is full of little-known natural wonders, from crystal clear lakes and hot springs to hidden beaches and tranquil gardens. When you feel the need to get away from it all and immerse yourself in natural beauty, head to these 10 gorgeous hidden gems in Oregon where you can find some much needed peace and quiet:
10. Lost Lake
Nestled into the wooded hills of the Mt Hood National Forest, Lost Lake is a breathtakingly beautiful lake framed by evergreens and mountain peaks.
9. Crescent Beach
This hidden beach on the Oregon Coast can be found at the end of a short trail in the gorgeous Ecola State Park.
8. Bagby Hot Springs
Located deep in the woods near Mt Hood, Bagby Hot Springs is a rustic, wonderful hidden gem hot spring.
7. Portland Japanese Garden
Tucked into the West Hills of Portland is the splendid, peaceful Japanese Garden. This amazing place is full of colorful plants, koi ponds, hand-carved bridges, and more.
6. Wallowa Lake
Wallowa Lake is a magical lake located on the edge of the wild, rugged Wallowa Mountains. This beautiful place is great for swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, and more.
5. Canyon Creek Meadows
Located in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Canyon Creek Meadows is a unique hidden gem. A short hike will lead you through a forest into a beautiful meadow full of lush wildflowers and mountain views.
4. Lithia Park
Full of intricate gardens, glittering streams, colorful flowers, and more, Lithia Park is an amazing place to relax and explore in Ashland.
3. Steens Mountain and the Alvord Desert
Located in a remote section of southeastern Oregon, Steens Mountain is an amazing place full of wild, rugged scenery, wildlife, hiking trails, and more. Just over the edge of the mountain is the equally amazing Alvord Desert, a large, flat, dry playa that will make you feel like you're on another planet.
2. Trillium Lake
Trillium Lake is another beautiful lake located in the Mt Hood National Forest. You can camp, swim, have a picnic, kayak, and more in this picturesque lake that perfectly reflects the snow-capped peak of Mt Hood.
1. Terwilliger Hot Springs
This gorgeous, stone-rimmed hot spring in the Willamette National Forest is an extraordinary place to soak in warm mineral water and relax in the beauty of nature.
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