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  1. Lewis River Falls and Trail

    Hear the water plunging over five spectacular waterfalls as you follow this 14.4-mile trail. In the heart of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the Lewis River forever flows, cascades, drops, and carves into the landscape.  A series of falls is accessible along Forest Road 90. As…

    Location: Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA
  2. Little Crater Lake

    Little Crater Lake is located in a beautiful alpine meadow full of summertime wildflowers, and is also a good spot for wildlife viewing and birding. It is accessible by a paved walkway. But the best part of Little Crater Lake is the lake, or pond,…

    Location: Little Crater Lake, OR
  3. Maupin

    Maupin lies in the rainshadow of the Cascades. The elevation ranges from 840′ at the river to approximately 1,600′ at the west edge of town. The growing season is much longer than the high desert areas around Bend, and the climate is much drier than…

    Location: Maupin, OR 97037
  4. McCredie Hot Springs

    McCredie is a totally natural hot spring that bubbles up from the earth in numerous spots on both sides of the Willamette River, forming a variety of pools of various size and heat intensity. These pools are an easy, short walk from your car. The fact…

    Location: 10 Mi. E. of Oakridge on Hwy 58, Oakridge, OR 97463
  5. McDowell Creek Falls County Park

    Nestled in the Cascade Foothills, McDowell Creek is a wonderful place to visit year-round. Enjoy beautiful vistas of three distinct waterfalls along the three miles of hiking trails. Royal Terrace and Majestic Falls can be enjoyed from the bridges and viewing decks along the trails…

    Location: Lebanon, OR
  6. McKenzie Pass – Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

    This historic highway from Sisters over the Cascades to the Willamette Valley includes sections of the original wagon road that are still visible, and winds through unique lava flows. This route is educational from both a historic and geological point of view. The changes in flora and fauna…

    Location: Hwy 242, Sisters, OR 97759
  7. McKenzie River Inn

    Besides being the oldest bed and breakfast on the McKenzie River, with a historic location where invasive plants and trees have been replaced with native ones, this is the only resort on the McKenzie that hosts special events focused on the first Americans, from a…

    Location: 49164 mckenzie hwy, vida, OR 97488
  8. McKenzie River Trail

    The McKenzie River Trail is one of the signature places in Oregon. This 26-mile trail follows the McKenzie River from its genesis at Clear Lake down to the community of McKenzie Bridge. Nearly the entire trail is in old-growth forest, and the river’s water is crystal blue…

    Location: 26 miles - Clear Lake to , McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413
  9. Memorial and Boones Ferry Parks

    The park system in Wilsonville is built around a community that treasures its green spaces. Memorial Park is more than 120 acres and is along the Willamette River. It features boat access, kayak launching areas, docks, water trails, beautiful hiking trails in the woods, bird watching, community…

    Location: Memorial Drive and Park Place, Wilsonville, OR 97070
  10. Metolius River

    The head of the Metolius River is located just off Hwy 20 on the road into Camp Sherman. The river starts here as it gushes out of the hillside full force. The river is beautiful — constantly flowing water that never diminishes, lush forest growth right…

    Location: Camp Sherman, OR 97759
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