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  1. Comet Falls

    Hailed as one of the most popular and dazzling hikes in the Mount Rainier National Park, Comet Falls is a natural wonder the whole family can enjoy. After only a couple of switchbacks, visitors will find scenic lookouts, flowering natural landmarks in the spring, and…

    Location: Ashford, WA 98304
  2. Covered Bridges of South Douglas County

    An estimated 450 covered bridges were built in Oregon between 1905 and 1925. By 1977 that number had dwindled to 56. Today there are only 50 covered bridges in Oregon that were designed or built for vehicular traffic. While most of Oregon’s remaining covered bridges…

    Location: 207 N.W. Pleasant St., Myrtle Creek, OR 97457
  3. Crack in the Ground

    This is an absolutely amazing geological feature. It is a very long, very deep slot canyon in the middle of the Christmas Valley area. Native Americans used it to store items that needed to be kept cold during hot months. The temperature at the bottom…

    Location: Crack in the Ground Road, Christmas Valley, OR
  4. Crown Point – Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

    Crown Point provides an incredible eastward view of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. On the site is Vista House, a beautiful, historic stone structure and visitor center. During fair weather, the views west, north and especially east into the heart of the Columbia Gorge…

    Location: 40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019
  5. Culp Creek

    More than 50 years ago, Culp Creek was a bustling logging-company town.  Families lived in company houses, shopped at company stores and sent their kids to the company school.  The loggers worked for Bohemia.  (There was a picture of a local resident driving a Bohemia jitney in a 1947…

    Location: Exit 174 from I5 to Dorena, drive past dorena lake to Culp Creek, Culp Creek, OR
  6. Cycling The Dalles

    Though not well known outside the Columbia Gorge, The Dalles is an undiscovered cycling utopia. Cyclists of every ability and interest find excellent opportunity to ride and train on pristine pavement along a varied terrain from fragrant cherry orchards to golden wheat fields, over sun-kissed…

    Location: The Dalles, OR 97058
  7. Dee Wright Observatory

    The Dee Wright Observatory has gorgeous views of many volcanoes of the Oregon Cascades, and is situated in the center of a lava field as an ideal location for viewing various cinder cones, volcanoes and other points of interest. Viewpoints from inside the observatory include…

    Location: Summit of McKenzie Pass, State Route 242, OR 97759
  8. Delta Old-Growth Forest

    The one-half-mile Delta Nature Trail takes visitors of all ages and abilities into the Delta Old Growth Grove, which is a diverse and richly abundant place. Here you can experience magnificent old-growth Douglas firs and Western red cedars – some more than 200 feet tall and 650…

    Location: Delta Campground, OR
  9. Desert Forest Journeys

    This site includes four trails: Ties Through Time Trail, interpreting the history of railroad logging in the Central Cascades Open Forest Trail, where you can experience 300-year-old ponderosa pines and the wide variety of wildlife that belong to this ecosystem Pines in the Pumice Trail, where you can…

  10. Dog Creek Indian Rock Shelter

    The Dog Creek Indian Rock Shelter is a huge boulder that is concave on the downhill side and has numerous red, ochre and black pictograms painted in the protected areas. The site illustrates first hand the artistry of the Native Americans of long ago. The site is…

    Location: off Illahe Flat Rd.,off Hwy. 138, app. 40 miles East of Roseburg, OR
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