Bucket List to go to EVERY State...ONE Thing You Must Do In Each U.S. State

The One Thing You MUST Do In Each U.S. State

Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.

Visiting Opal Creek (Oregon)

Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.

Oneonta Creek/Gorge in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area east of Portland, Oregon •

Oneonta Creek/Gorge in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area east of Portland, Oregon •

Ultimate Portland Bucket List (101 Things to Do in Portland Oregon)

Ultimate Portland Bucket List (101 Things to Do in Portland Oregon)

Opal Creek Hike -Ultimate Portland Bucket List Things to Do in Portland Oregon)

Just outside Portlad, OR The Timothy Lake Loop is a mostly flat, 12-mile stroll around the Lake with breathtaking views of Mt. Hood and beautiful forests. Be sure to get a look at Little Crater Lake, a small artesian pool near the trailhead.

Just outside Portlad, OR The Timothy Lake Loop is a mostly flat, 12-mile stroll around the Lake with breathtaking views of Mt. Hood and beautiful forests. Be sure to get a look at Little Crater Lake, a small artesian pool near the trailhead.

OREGON.Natural waterslide on the Little North Santiam River at one end of the Opal Creek hike

OREGON.Natural waterslide on the Little North Santiam River at one end of the Opal Creek hike

The 10 Best Beaches, Rivers, and Pools Around Portland | Portland Monthly

The 10 Best Beaches, Rivers, and Pools Around Portland | Portland Monthly


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Explore the natural wonders of Oregon at any of these great hiking spots. Wilderness Campsites and Backpacking.

Hiking Tour of the Oregon Coast

Explore the natural wonders of Oregon at any of these great hiking spots. Wilderness Campsites and Backpacking.

Opal Creek  Take Exit 253 Hwy 22 towards Detroit.  22 miles, at flashing yellow light is the Swiss Village Restaurant.  Turn left/north onto the North Fork Rd. The Opal Creek trailhead is at the very end of this road, approx 20 miles.  14 miles of pavement then road turns to gravel.  After approx 1.5 -2 miles you will see a turn-off on the right towards Three Pools. Stay to the left on Forest Road 2209. Continue another 4 miles to the Opal Creek/Jawbone parking area and trail head.

Opal Creek Take Exit 253 Hwy 22 towards Detroit. 22 miles, at flashing yellow light is the Swiss Village Restaurant. Turn left/north onto the North Fork Rd. The Opal Creek trailhead is at the very end of this road, approx 20 miles. 14 miles of pavement then road turns to gravel. After approx 1.5 -2 miles you will see a turn-off on the right towards Three Pools. Stay to the left on Forest Road 2209. Continue another 4 miles to the Opal Creek/Jawbone parking area and trail head.

Santiam Foothills Hikes Collection of waterfall and viewpoint hikes along the north and south forks of the Santiam River.

Santiam Foothills Hikes Collection of waterfall and viewpoint hikes along the north and south forks of the Santiam River.

Depot Bay, Oregon ~ Whale watching capitol of the U.S.!! Saw one feeding in the kelp beds just outside of port on our way back in.

Whale Watching in Depoe Bay, Oregon

Depot Bay, Oregon ~ Whale watching capitol of the U.S.!! Saw one feeding in the kelp beds just outside of port on our way back in.

North Santiam River Trips -- River trips for groups of 4-24 on the North Santiam River, between Detroit Lake and the Willamette River. Enjoy fishing, wildlife viewing and historic tales of the river.

North Santiam River Trips -- River trips for groups of 4-24 on the North Santiam River, between Detroit Lake and the Willamette River. Enjoy fishing, wildlife viewing and historic tales of the river.

Swimming places on Santiam river

Swimming places on Santiam river

Oregon Waterfalls - Opal Creek Fall's (Santiam)

Oregon Waterfalls - Opal Creek Fall's (Santiam)

Floating bike trail in Portland. With benches, for relaxing and taking in the view.

Floating bike trail in Portland. With benches, for relaxing and taking in the view.

Awe chute: The world’s most extreme water slides - Great article about extreme water slides - gives you ideas for your next vacation if you love water parks!

Awe chute: The world's most extreme water slides

Awe chute: The world’s most extreme water slides - Great article about extreme water slides - gives you ideas for your next vacation if you love water parks!

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