Standing at 11,249 feet, Mt. Hood is the highest peak in Oregon, and a potentially active volcano.
One of the 7 Wonders of Oregon, Smith Rock features towers of volcanic ash rising from a landscape of sage in Oregon’s high desert.
Named in 2016 by Backpacker as one of the nation’s best state parks, Silver Falls contains the Trail of Ten Falls (7.2 miles) and the 177-foot South Falls. At more than 9,000 acres, it is the largest state park in Oregon.
Painted Hills, part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, is named for the colorful layers of soil reflecting geological eras and climates: black (lignite), grey (mudstone, siltstone, and shale) and red (laterite).
Rising 11,249 feet, Mount Hood (reportedly the second most-climbed peak in the world) is Oregon’s highest mountain, about seven miles from the man-made Trillium Lake (pictured above). Hood is a potentially active volcano which last erupted in 1907.
Multnomah Falls, on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, is split into an upper falls of 542 feet and a lower falls of 69 feet, with a gradual nine foot drop in elevation between the two. It is the tallest waterfall in Oregon.