Oregon May 15, 2016
17 Places In Oregon You Thought Only Existed In Your Imagination
Oregon has some of the most beautiful scenery in the county—and that’s a fact. Have you ever stumbled across a place so magical it reminds you of something you’ve seen in a fairy tale, or in the sweetest of dreams? From majestic waterfalls to stunning canyons, these 17 enchanting places in Oregon will take your breath away.
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17. Ramona Falls
Nestled into the Mount Hood National Forest is the incredible Ramona Falls. This amazing waterfall cascades ethereally over moss covered rock formations in the most beautiful way.
16. Rowena Crest
Rowena Crest is truly jaw dropping. Located over the Columbia River between Hood River and The Dalles, this amazing place is perfect for hiking and sightseeing, especially in the late spring and early summer when it's covered in vibrant wildflowers.
15. Lost Lake
This secluded lake in the Mount Hood National Forest is truly enchanting. In this lovely photo you can see the lake's serene water reflecting Mt Hood as it glows in the light of the setting sun.
14. Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls is one of Oregon's many wonders. This fairy tale-esque waterfall is the second tallest in the country, and it's exceptionally beautiful.
13. Heceta Head Lighthouse
This idyllic lighthouse is located between Florence and Yachats on a stunning stretch of the majestic Oregon coast.
12. Steens Mountains
Located in a remote area of southeast Oregon, this beautiful mountain is a true slice of wilderness.
11. Opal Creek
Opal Creek is even more beautiful than its name implies. Hike along the creek through an ancient forest or swim in the turquoise natural pools that dot this magical river.
10. Elowah Falls
Located in the Columbia Gorge at the end of a short hike is the spectacular Elowah Falls. This picturesque waterfall cascades gracefully into a mossy green basin.
9. Boardman State Park
Boardman State Park is one of the most magical places on Oregon's beautiful coast. While you're there, check out the Natural Bridges Cove viewpoint for an amazing view that looks like an image from a fairytale.
8. Wallowa Mountains
Head east to see the stunning Wallowa Mountains in all their glory.
7. Owyhee Canyonlands
The Owyhee Canyonlands is a breathtakingly beautiful area in eastern Oregon. The glittering Owyhee River winds through the otherworldly desert landscape, slowly carving away at this ancient and breathtaking canyon.
6. Toketee Falls
Located on the North Umpqua River in Douglas County is the unique, graceful Toketee Falls. Cut through an amazing basalt wall, this waterfall looks like an image from a dream.
5. Haystack Rock
Located at Cannon Beach is the gorgeous Haystack Rock. This unique geographical formation on the coast is said to be one of the largest sea stacks in the world, and it's truly mesmerizing.
4. Smith Rock
Smith Rock State Park is a jaw dropping place in central Oregon where you'll find stunning rock formations, a graceful river, and breathtaking viewpoints.
3. Mt Hood
Ahh... the beautiful Mt Hood. This stunning mountain is truly breathtaking, both up close and from far away.
2. Ecola State Park
One of the most beloved state parks in Oregon is the wondrous Ecola State Park. This beautiful northwestern strip of the coast will mesmerize you.
1. Crater Lake
Crater Lake is one of Oregon's most breathtaking treasures. This gorgeous mountaintop lake is the deepest in the country, and it's amazingly pure, blue water looks almost too beautiful to be real.
How many of these places have you been to? What are some other enchanting places in Oregon?