Oregon Coast: 363 miles of rugged, breathtaking coastline. Columbia River Gorge: a waterfall wonderland lining the Northwest’s largest river where it cuts through the Cascade Range. Mount Hood: Oregon’s majestic mountain landmark. Painted Hills: geologically unique high-desert hills banded with color. Smith Rock: a rock climber’s mecca. Crater Lake: a volcanic crater that holds the deepest lake in the U.S. The Wallowas: a granite mountain range known as the “Alps of Oregon.”
It’s impossible to imagine limiting Oregon’s natural wonders to only seven spots, but these seven serve as a great starting point. And each one of them offers outstanding hiking, camping, and backpacking opportunities!