Oregon Vacation

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Cathy Patino

Hiking Opal Creek (Oregon)

Last weekend, my family and I had the opportunity to hike in the Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.

This One Easy Hike In Oregon Will Lead You To Two Amazing Hidden Waterfalls

This incredible, easy hike will lead you through a beautiful forest past two breathtaking waterfalls.

Opals in Oregon

Recent mining at Opal Butte in northeastern Oregon has produced a wide variety of large flawless opals Where to Find Opals in Oregon

The Neskowin Ghost Forest of Oregon is Incredible | That Oregon Life

Neskowin, Oregon, is home to one of the most fascinating ghosts forests in the nation, but it's not like a forest you'd expect.

This Secluded Oregon Beach is Paradise on Earth | That Oregon Life

If one thing is for certain, the Oregon Coast does not lack beautiful places to explore. Nestled between Ecola Point and Chapman Point, you will find a secluded paradise known as Crescent Beach. If the nearby Cannon Beach is too packed for your liking, you will definitely want to check out this trail. The moderate, […]

18 Badass Oregon Trails to Put on Your Bucket List | That Oregon Life

No matter the weather, most of these hikes in Oregon are absolutely stunning. So if you’re looking to get out and explore Oregon, we have you covered with these 18 incredibly badass Oregon trails. Add em to the bucket list, and get out there because it’s time to shed that extra weight you’ve been put […]

12 Places In Oregon That’ll Make You Swear You’re On Another Planet

From the John Day Fossil Beds to the Pillars of Rome, these amazing natural wonders in Oregon are otherworldly.

There's a Gorgeous Sand Dollar Beach in Oregon And You Must Go | That Oregon Life

Depending on where you are along the Pacific Ocean, from Alaska to Baja California, you will come across beautiful sand dollars. It’s officially known as the Dendraster Excentricus and is a member of the order Clypeasteroida. This species of flattened burrowing sea urchins has other various names such as the sea-cake, biscuit-urchin, western sand dollar, […]

Drift Creek Falls Hike - Lincoln City, Oregon Coast ▸ Local Adventurer

If you're visiting the Oregon Coast, you must check out our guide to the Drift Creek Falls hike near Lincoln City. It includes tons of photos!

Hike The Magical Hobbit Trail To a Secluded Oregon Beach | That Oregon Life

This easy hike is a must-do for every Oregonian.

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Top Waterfall Trails in the Willamette Valley - Travel Oregon

With its sprawling forests and lush waterways, you’ll find dozens of hikes around the Willamette Valley that lead to tumbling falls. Where to start? From popular stunners like Silver Falls State Park to lesser-known Shellburg Falls, here are some of my favorites in the valley. Get out there — your waterfall-mist facial awaits.

Sweet Creek Falls is One Of Oregon's Most Stunning Coast Hikes | That Oregon Life

Just an hour west of Eugene, 10 miles south of Mapleton and just east of Florence, you will find one of my favorite all-time hikes ever in the Siuslaw National Forest. It’s known as Sweet Creek Falls, and it’s definitely one you will want to check out in the near future if you haven’t already. […]

Oregon's Tunnel Of Trees Is Positively Magical And You Need To Visit

This gorgeous tree farm in Oregon looks almost too beautiful to be real.

Board These 6 Beautiful Trains In Oregon For An Unforgettable Experience

From the Mount Hood Railroad to the Eagle Cap Excursion Train, these 6 railroads offer amazing scenic and holiday train rides that will blow you away.

GLASS BUTTE: The Best Place To Find OBSIDIAN in Oregon! - Rock Seeker

Want to know where to find obsidian in Oregon? Look no farther than Glass Butt. And the best part is, its open to the public!