The Ultimate Oregon Hidden Gem Road Trip Will Take You To 9 Incredible Little-Known Spots In The State

Oregon is a splendid place to live; but sometimes, we Oregonians get into a rut where we revisit the same places again and again. And while there’s nothing wrong with playing favorites (Crater Lake, we’re looking at you!), if you do, you’re potentially missing out on some of the state’s most glorious hidden gems. So we designed a weekend-long road trip that visits some of the state’s coolest, most under-the-radar attractions. Our Ultimate Oregon Hidden Gem Road Trip will take you to nine incredible, little-known spots in the state; and who knows — you might discover some new favorite places.

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This 15-hour road trip is best divided into a few days, or even a long weekend. Of course, you can begin at any point in the road trip; but if you follow our suggested route, after visiting Toketee Falls (our final stop), we recommend breaking in Prospect to take in the Prospect State Scenic ViewpointIt’s the picture-perfect place to stretch your legs and take in some sublime Oregon views.

Did you know about these hidden gems in Oregon? Which place are you most excited to explore? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Address: 4303 Sardine Creek L Fork Rd, Gold Hill, OR 97525, USA
Address: 36848 US-101, Port Orford, OR 97465, USA
Address: Thor's Well, Oregon, USA
Address: 503 W 1st Ave, Albany, OR 97321, USA
Address: Lower Macleay Trail, Portland, OR 97210, USA
Address: 879 W Main St, Silverton, OR 97381, USA
Address: Skylight Cave, Oregon, USA
Address: 7930 SW 77th St, Redmond, OR 97756, USA
Address: Toketee Falls, OR 97447, USA