This Scenic Road Trip Will Take You To The Best Oregon Waterfalls
Need an idea for your next great Oregon adventure? Oregon is home to many majestic waterfalls just waiting to be discovered. We’ve mapped out a scenic road trip that visits some of the best Oregon waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls, Salt Creek Falls, Ramona Falls, and more. From hidden forest cascades to roaring natural wonders, these majestic waterfalls will make you fall head-over-heels for Oregon.
The drive time on this Oregon waterfall road trip is 10 hours and 13 minutes, which is best spread out over a few days. You can view this road trip in Google Maps, too. And if you’re looking for some tasty food along the way, definitely plan a pit stop at one of these iconic Oregon restaurants.
So what do you think? Are you up for this scenic road trip? What are your favorite waterfalls in Oregon? Let us know in the comments below.
Best Oregon Waterfalls
Are there any secret waterfalls in Oregon?
Hmm – if we tell you that, they wouldn’t be secret anymore, would they? Just kidding! Yes, in addition to the beloved waterfalls included in our road trip, 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 totally worth the trek.
What are Oregon’s best state parks?
Oregon is home to more than 100 state parks, and all of them are truly extraordinary. Silver Falls State Park is the largest state park in Oregon, and one of the most incredible. Full of lush forests (which are incredibly colorful in Fall), dramatic canyons, majestic waterfalls, and amazing hiking trails, this wondrous state park is a perfect place to escape into the beauty of nature. We also adore Ecola State Park; it’s located on the coast of northern Oregon, and is an amazing place to spend the day relaxing on the beach, picnicking, hiking, exploring tide pools, surfing, and more. Our state parks are quite popular, however, so if you’re not into crowds, here are 9 of the least-visited state parks in Oregon.
Does Oregon have any natural wonders?
From its lush, green forests to its shimmering coast, to its richly-hued deserts, Oregon is bursting with natural wonders. For starters, there’s Crater Lake — it’s 1,949 feet deep, making it America’s deepest lake, and features some of the bluest water you’ll ever see. Smith Rock State Park, meanwhile, looks like something straight out of a fairy tale. Here, natural beauty meets outdoor recreation – the towering cliffs bring climbers from all over the world, and the sunsets here are astounding.