Oregon feels like the hidden gem of the United States. We were awestruck by how vast and beautiful the landscape is. The whole state is packed with amazing places to visit, all of which will make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world - but these are the ones we feel should not be missed.
Opal Creek Let’s just state the obvious - the water at Opal Creek is incredible, amazing, breathtaking - and any other adjective you’d like to add in. This is worth the stop just to see water this blue outside of the
There are three really amazing landmarks within Opal Creek - (1) Opal Pool, (2) a natural waterslide, and (3) Sawmill Falls. Opal Pool is so clear you can easily see the bottom, but is known for being quite chilly - although on a hot summer day, that might be amazing after the hike. And who doesn’t love a natural slide? This is fun no matter the age range of people traveling with you. And last, but certainly not least, Sawmill Falls mixes the beautiful white from the falls with the deep green of the water - and it’s stunning.
Haystack Rocks If your not paying attention, you might think for a second that you’ve stumbled into Halong Bay in Vietnam, and while these beautiful rocks do share a similar feel to their counterparts in Vietnam, they
Columbia River Gorge Not that we’re ranking favorites - but the Columbia River Gorge is definitely packed
Oregon. It’s so big it actually has gorges within it, including the Oneonta Gorge - and the beautiful green moss that covers the rocks on the side of this gorge has earned it the name the Emerald Canyon. And, to make it even better, the creek that runs through the gorge is often the only way through - so make sure to wear you water shoes and be prepared to get wet. Oh - and to top it all off - the creek has several beautiful waterfalls throughout.