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  1. Jonsrud Viewpoint

    This site provides one of the best views of the Sandy River valley, the Cascades and Mt. Hood. With only a few roads and farms, it probably appears much the same as it did hundreds of years ago. One of the roads that is visible…

    Location: Bluff Road, Sandy, OR
  2. Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area

    The park offers camping hiking, biking, swimming and boating. This park is also about 40 miles from Crater Lake National Park, and makes an excellent jumping-off point for an exploration of southern Oregon. Picture yourself in a campsite overlooking Lost Creek Reservoir with wildlife, large conifer…

    Location: 35251 Hwy 62, Trail, OR 97541
  3. Klamath Basin Birding Trail

    The Klamath Basin Birding Trail guides birders on a spectacularly scenic route that includes dozens of birding hot spots, including the Wood River Day Use Area just outside Crater Lake National Park. The trail showcases an incredible natural resource that includes more than 350 bird…

    Location: Forest Service Road 960, Fort Klamath, OR 97626
  4. Larch Mountain

    Larch Mountain is the highest viewpoint that is easily accessible for viewing the Columbia River Gorge. A volcano itself, Larch Mountain helps in understanding the unique geology of the area – the Cascade volcanoes and the Columbia River cutting through the mountain range. There are…

  5. Latourell Falls – Historic Columbia River Highway

    Latourell Falls is usually the first waterfall seen along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway. Because of this, it usually leaves quite an impression on first-time visitors. The falls plunge 224 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt – some of the best formations in…

    Location: Latourell Falls, OR
  6. Lavender Valley

    Lavender is truly a gift to the senses, and a visit to Lavender Valley will be one of nostalgia and fragrance. Sixty-five different varieties and 4 acres of lavender plants are in bloom from early June to August. The area features the finest in lavender…

    Location: 3925 Portland Drive, Hood River, OR 97031
  7. 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
  8. Lost Creek Lake Trail

    The 30-mile trail around Lost Creek Lake is one of the most beautiful places in the state.  There are breathtaking views of the lake and hillsides, sweeping meadows of flowing grass and flowers, and the smell of warm oak trees. A portion of the trail…

    Location: 100 Cole M. Rivers Drive, Trail, OR 97541
  9. Lost Lake Resort and Campground

    Lost Lake is a beautiful place nestled 3,140 feet up in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Local Native Americans referred to it as “E-e-kwahl-a-mat-yam-ishkt,’ or “heart of the Mountain,” which is a beautiful way to put it. So far from the bustle of town, Lost Lake is…

    Location: Lost Lake Road, Hood River, OR
  10. Maryhill Museum of Art

    Come explore Maryhill Museum’s world-class collection of art ranging from early 20th century European works to an extensive Native American collection. Set in a castle-like chateau on a stunning 6,000-acre site overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum is one of the Pacific Northwest’s…

    Location: 35 Maryhill Drive, WA 98620
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