Scenic Landscapes & Nature

Oregon's natural wonders are around every turn. Drive the scenic byways of the Oregon Coast or the Cascade Mountains. Hike or bike the trails to waterfalls. Grab your camera to capture spring wildflowers, colorful fall foliage or wildlife. 

  • Hike through groves of 500-year-old trees
  • Row over a petrified forest visible beneath 100 feet of water
  • Swim in one of the world's clearest lakes
  • Gaze across 1,500-year-old lava flows
  • Ride a dune buggy on North America's most expansive coastal sand dunes
  • Descend into America's largest sea cave, home to many bellowing sea lions
  • Dive Oregon's first official dive park off Florence's North Jetty
  • Take in the view from Cape Perpetua
  • Venture into the wilderness with an experienced guide

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Scenic Stories

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  • Guide to the Oregon Coast in Any Weather

    The Oregon Coast is beautiful in all weather. Hike seaside cliff trails with far-reaching views on sunny… Read More

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  • Top Oregon Coast Scenic Viewpoints

    Watching the Oregon Coast's weather roll in and out over the beautiful Pacific Ocean is a dance of… Read More

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  • Eugene's Best Urban Hikes

    These top three urban hikes feel remote yet are just minutes from downtown Eugene. Escape to the shady… Read More

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  • Oregon Wine Country in All Seasons

    When is the best time to visit Oregon Wine Country? Each season brings something new: the golden vines of… Read More

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  • Favorite Winter Hikes

    Bundle up, pull on a warm hat and boots that can handle the mud – you're going winter hiking!… Read More

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  • Best Winter Waterfalls

    Sure, they're easy to visit in the summer – but intrepid road trippers who bundle up and… Read More

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  • Want To Cut Your Own Tree For the Holiday?

    Celebrate the holiday season by chopping down your own tree! This is a challenging yet rewarding day-trip… Read More

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  • Cozy Cellar Season Tasting Rooms

    Cellar season may be the best time to visit your favorite wineries and tasting rooms in the Willamette… Read More

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  • Road Trip: Cascade Mountains

    Drive up into the Cascade Mountains on this beautiful and leisurely road trip. Want to breathe fresh… Read More