If you have a weekend to spare, hop in the car and take this epic road trip to see all of the amazing natural wonders in Portland Oregon. Touching on some of the best views, most serene locations, and just pure natural beauty, this Portland natural wonders road trip will have you packing up the car and hitting the road for an adventure more often. Buckle up and get ready for the road trip of your life.
When was the last time you took in the natural wonders in Portland Oregon with a road trip like this? From hot springs to waterfalls, the Portland area will keep you busy as long and as often as you like, making sure you get your nature lovers fix.
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What are the best waterfalls in Portland, Oregon?
There are some epic waterfalls that everyone knows about in Oregon, like Multnomah Falls. And then, there are those hidden gems that surprise you with their icy mist as you round the bend in a heavily forested trail. Each has its place in our hearts. Here is a list of some of the best waterfalls in Portland, OR:
Multnomah Falls: No "best of waterfall list" is complete without Multnomah Falls. If you haven't experienced it in person a visit is definitely in order. Gazing up at this magnificent spray of water can be a truly soul-lifting experience.
Horsetail Falls: Upper and Lower Horsetail Falls may not be as grand as the big M, but this serene area is just as magical. Try to get a moment alone with this falls as you stand behind it watching it crash down in front of you - you will be hard-pressed not to giggle with joy.
Latourell Falls: This gem of Portland waterfalls is easy to get to from the picnic area, but the real adventure is hiking Latourell Falls Loop Trail over four wooden bridges and lush vegetation opening up to the stunning upper falls.
Shepperd's Dell: Just a short one-mile jaunt from Latourell Falls is Shepperd's Dell Falls. This waterfall is easily accessed from the parking lot, but don't let that discourage you from exploring the canyon for delightfully scenic views - if you like that sort of thing, of course.
Punchbowl Falls: It's like finding yourself in a lush tropical jungle when this falls springs up in front of you gazing over Eagle Creek. If you love swimming under gorgeous waterfalls this is the spot for you.