18 More Enchanting Spots In Oregon You Never Knew Existed

Full of majestic waterfalls, gorgeous canyons, beautiful beaches, and more, Oregon is an absolute treasure of a state. With such amazing natural wonders like Multnomah Falls and Crater Lake, it can be easy to overlook the bountiful beauty that is hidden all over the state. Today, we’ve compiled a list of 18 enchanting, hidden wonders in Oregon that you’ll definitely want to check out.

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How many of these places have you visited? Did you know about them all? What are some other hidden wonders in Oregon — please share them with us in the comments below!

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Hidden wonders in Oregon

September 02, 2021

What are some little-known lakes in Oregon?

Everyone has heard about Crater Lake, but did you know about Oregon’s Little Crater Lake? In Mt. Hood Forest, Little Crater Lake is a pristine oasis that’s a total hidden treasure. Much like its big sibling, Little Crater Lake is a resplendent, dazzling body of clear, blue water. However, unlike Crater Lake, which is the largest lake in the U.S., Little Crater Lake is just 100 feet wide and 45 feet deep. It’s a natural wonder itself and it is definitely a bucket list must for all Oregon adventurers! The best part? The hike to Little Crater Lake is less than half a mile long, and there’s no fee to access the trailhead or lake, making it one of the most accessible adventures in Oregon!

Are there many hidden waterfalls in Oregon?

Hidden wonders abound in Oregon, especially when it comes to waterfalls. In fact, Oregon is home to several under-the-radar waterfalls that many lifelong Oregonians don’t even know about! Upper Butte Creek Falls is an enchanting 26-foot waterfall that you’ll find by taking a very short and accessible .3-mile hike. Koosah Falls is another stunner — it’s located about 0.25 miles from Sahalie Falls, and is an amazing, 70-foot waterfall. Upper Shellburg Falls also comes to mind: it’s a little off the beaten path, but well-worth the trek.

Does Oregon have many natural wonders?

As the above list illustrates, Oregon is home to an abundance of natural wonders! With towering mountains, sweeping coastlines, old-growth forests, and dazzling lakes, Oregon is a true beauty. And the best part is that many of our natural wonders (especially the most well-known places) can be visited for free! Here are eight incredible natural wonders in Oregon that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, and need to be on your bucket list.