The Sapphire Natural Pool In Oregon That’s Devastatingly Gorgeous

Did you know that the Beaver State is home to a spectacular natural sapphire pool? Tucked away in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest, the “Blue Pool”, also known as Tamolitch Pool, might just be one of the most beautiful hidden gems in all of Oregon. The Blue Pool is where the McKenzie River makes its way to the surface through ancient underground lava fields. To reach this natural pool, you’ll take a short and enchanting hike through an old-growth forest.

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For more hidden gems in Oregon, check out our previous article: The 11 Most Beautiful Hidden Gems On The Oregon Coast.