Oregon has to be one of the most beautiful states in America. Full of lush green landscapes, waterfalls, and a stunning coastline Oregon is a must-do road trip for photographers.
Most people who visit Oregon end up in Portland but there is plenty to see that’s just an hour drive out of the city.
Here are the best places to take pictures in Oregon:
1. Rowena Crest Viewpoint
The huge curve in the road at the Rowena Crest viewpoint is a sight to see. This spot looks great day or night, it’s especially fun to capture the light trails of cars driving down the road.
2. Wahclella Falls
The two hour hike to Wahclella Falls will give you fantastic mossy views of the falls.
Note: This trail is currently closed because of the Columbia River Gorge fires, you can check status of the trails on the park service website.
3. Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls has to be the most photographed waterfall in Oregon. Located just out of Portland you can get here with a 45 minute drive. When I saw Multnomah in photos I didn’t realize it was such a large tourist attraction, surprisingly there is a parking lot and lots of tourists.
4. Latourell Falls
Latourell Falls is a large single stream waterfall measured at a whopping 224 feet that can be reached via a 2.4 mile hike.
5. Airplane Home
The Airplane home is privately owned but the owner welcomes guests. I highly recommend bringing a drone to this location to get the full effect of this unique home.
6. Trillium Lake
Trillium Lake gives you a fantastic view of Mount Hood, just 7 miles south of Mount Hood and a couple of hours from Portland sunrise or sunset is epic from the lake.
Be sure to check the weather before heading to Trillium Lake, when I visited I was unable to drive down due to high snow.
7. Portland Japanese Garden
The Japanese Garden in Portland consists of 8 garden spaces with Japanese maple trees, Koi fish, stone gardens and more.
8. Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
The Wooden Shoe Tulip farm is a stunning farm with 40 acres of fields. Before visiting make sure to keep up to date with events at the farm.
9. Haystack Rock
Located on the coastline of Oregon Haystack Rock consists of massive rocks on the shore standing up to 235 feet tall.
10. Thor’s Well at Cape Perpetua
Thor’s Well is a naturally carved hole in the shore line of Cape Perpetua’s shoreline.
Be careful when visiting this location since tides can be dangerous at times.
11. Falls Creek Falls
Falls Creek Falls consists of a 6.2 mile loop trail which ends in a stunning waterfall at the top of the trail.
Pictured above is the Three-Tiered Waterfall in Falls Creek Falls.
12. Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
On the coast of Oregon is the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor which is quite a bit of unique terrain. The 12 miles of coast is full of beautiful trees, coastline, and beaches.
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