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Silver Falls State Park Silverton, OR
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Silverton
South Falls and Lower South Falls in 1 hike (about 2.7 miles round trip) 2. Park the car at the Winter Falls Trailhead and hike 3 miles round trip to view Winter Falls, Middle North Falls (best on this hike), Drak...
I had a free day and decided to drive out to Silver Falls State Park and am I glad I did!! Hiked the canyon and rim trails...saw South Falls, Winter Falls, Middle North Falls and a few more...and such a gorgeous f...
Schreiner's Iris Gardens Salem, OR
#1 of 13 Nature & Parks in Salem
We had to park along the road beside the trees that were in front of the property, but once finding our way into the garden, we were, along with many other folks, welcomed into the most beautiful iris garden I hav...
A great place to Generations to experience nature
Washington Park Portland, OR
#1 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Beautiful park, includes test rose gardens, Japanese garden, performing outdoor theater, fabulous zoo, holicost memorial, hiking trails, children's playground and just a great place to walk.
Washington Park is what I think the green oasis of Portland and you can go running, having a picnic, or visit the many attractions within the park: Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Zoo, Holocaust Memorial, Archery Ra...
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Willamette Valley Portland, OR
#2 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
So much to see from world-class vineyards to small towns, antiques stores, orchards, garden shops, amazing state and city parks and breathtaking views.
Visiting the foothills will take you to Silver Falls State Park, where you'll be surrounded by tall fir and pine trees.
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Forest Park Portland, OR
#3 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Start at the Lower Macleay Park trailhead and walk up to the Witch's House, and if you're up for a long walk, hike all the way up to Pittock Mansion for stunning panoramic views of the skyline and mountains in the...
Forest Park includes a number of different trails and routes so if you like hiking, you'll definitely find the perfect route for you - some trails are flatter and others steeper, however all are well-signposted so...
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Cascades Raptor Center Eugene, OR
#1 of 18 Nature & Parks in Eugene
A woodsy setting by Spencer Butte park laid out like bird houses into the woods, full of eagles, osprey, golden eagles, falcons, hawks, owls, and more.
The Cascades Raptor Center is a wonderful opportunity to learn about and view some of the most beautiful birds in nature.
International Rose Test Garden Portland, OR
#4 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The Portland Rose Gardens in Washington Park overlooks Portland from downtown bustling city streets and rapid transit weaving between sky scrapers to Mt Scott, Mt Tabor, Powell Butte and farther east to snow cappe...
... views of the city, and the blooming roses are a visual and olfactory treat throughout the summer, with local history and adjoining attractions of the Japanese Gardens, Oregon Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum and Forest Park.
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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Portland, OR
#5 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The garden is beautifully manicured with hundreds of rhododendron plants of all kinds, with a stream and pond dividing up the land into quiet little pockets of nature.
Beautiful park especially when the rhodies are blooming... lots of waterfoul usually -watch your step- great place for a romantic picnic.
Hoyt Arboretum Portland, OR
#6 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The Arboretum provides a wonderful place to stroll and appreciate nature - while only being a ~15min MAX ride from downtown Portland.
The arboretum is an amazing park with trees, shrubs, and flowers.
Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens Portland, OR
#7 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
The roses were stunningly gorgeous, in a beautiful park with big shade trees in some areas, charming brick stairways, a large gazebo and a lovely fountain.
A beautiful place to see and feel the beauty of nature, and gaze upon rows of roses extend up and down around a lovely magical fountain.
Tualatin Hills Nature Park Beaverton, OR
#1 of 7 Nature & Parks in Beaverton
You can vary how you loop around, so your walk can be 1 mile or 4. The best feature is you can reach this park easily from anywhere in the Portland area, the Max train has a stop here!
This lovely little nature park offers both lovely walks through forested spaces and benches and overlooks to pause in relative quiet contemplation.
The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother Portland, OR
#8 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Catholics and non-Catholics alike will appreciate the beauty and serenity built into this outdoor park-like place.
You'll marvel at the unspoiled beauty surrounding you, the calm that overcomes you as you reflect on the glory of nature.
Lan Su Chinese Garden Portland, OR
#9 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
We did the self-guided tour on our last day in Portland, and I'm so glad we took the time to go! It's a peaceful garden tour, full of beauty and nature, and offering a leisurely time-out from the hectic city pace.
The occasional tai chi class is reminiscent of larger gardens and parks in China where seniors spend their mornings exercising.
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Mount Pisgah Eugene, OR
#2 of 18 Nature & Parks in Eugene
Bucolic setting; excellent facilities [restrooms, parking, picnic shelter]; the ideal place to hike, or just sit and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer.
However, if you park and continue down the road, there is a fenced area with gate open that leads to a mile flat trail for those of us who enjoy a good stroll.
Drift Creek Falls Trail Otis, OR 63.8 km away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Otis
The trail is in good condition currectly as a nature trail to the waterfall.
Very clean and must have permit to park but can purchase right at site.
Willamette River bike trail Eugene, OR
#3 of 18 Nature & Parks in Eugene
The Willamette River bike trail offers the bicyclist a pleasant ride on well appointed trails, meandering on the river's edge, through forested areas, over bridges and into public parks.
Along with the trail itself, there are several "side" attractions along its seven-mile length, including the fantastic River Play park for kids and the stunning rose garden, among others.
Hendricks Park Eugene, OR
#4 of 18 Nature & Parks in Eugene
We certainly owe much gratitude to Martha and Thomas Hendricks who in 1906 deeded 47 acres of this enchanting land to future generations, making it Eugene’s oldest city park.
Located on a hillside above the University area, this park features well-maintained paths and a beautiful park-like lawn, perfect for weddings or picnics.
Owen Rose Garden Eugene, OR
#5 of 18 Nature & Parks in Eugene
This park is a hidden gem in the area and is best visited June-early August, so the roses are in bloom.
I loved how everyone in the park from children to elderly were serene and enjoying the experience of their visit.
Minto-Brown Island Park Salem, OR
#2 of 13 Nature & Parks in Salem
This relatively undeveloped urban park is a birder's paradise, and it is now connected by paved trails to the Riverfront Park in downtown Salem as well as Wallace Marine Park in West Salem.
Then right by the Willamette river the nature trail is just out of this world with the spectacular views as you walk,and a paved trail for biking also.
Tryon Creek State Natural Area Portland, OR
#10 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
If you are head out to the coast,consider stopping at Fort Stevens State Park that has weekly bird tours, daily kayak tours, junior ranger sessions in the summer, bike rentals, clamming, beaching, hiking... Connec...
This small State Park is in the hills on the SW edge of the city (near Lewis and Clark College) and has extensive trails, a Nature Center, some Old Growth timber(believe it or not!) and is accessible by bike path...
Laurelhurst Park Portland, OR
#11 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Wonderful park for walking, dogs, kids, picnic yoga you name it Portland has it all and you can see it and do it in the park, summer concerts and loads of weekday fun
A gracious neighborhood park with gorgeous trees surrounded by big beautiful Victorian homes; a cool and lovely oasis on a hot summer day, spectacular in the fall, too.
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Portland Japanese Garden Portland, OR
#12 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Stunning setting on a hillside in Washington Park, this garden has all you could hope for: lovely tea room set among the trees, zen gardens, koi ponds, waterfalls, stone temples scattered throughout, breathtaking...
The guide that you'll meet is very knowledgeable and approachable with questions, but you may also want to walk around alone at your own pace just enjoying the nature on display.
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Riverfront Park Salem, OR
#3 of 13 Nature & Parks in Salem
... beer and wine, local food and music events ... You'll come back more then once every summer ... The park has a wide variety of amenities that includes a beautiful, large carousel, playgrounds, paved trails, pi...
Located along the Willamette River in downtown Salem the park offers large open manicured grass areas, a pavilion, a most beautiful carousel that you must see to appreciate, a children's playground, and the new pe...
Mount Tabor Park Portland, OR
#13 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
This park on a dormant volcano offers a scenic drive, great walks/hikes, a great playground under the trees, and an amazing view from the top.
Big, diverse, full of big trees and great views, the park also features off leash dog area, tennis courts, strolling paths, children's area, concert space, and much more.
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Oregon Garden Silverton, OR
#2 of 2 Nature & Parks in Silverton
Lovely place for weddings, has many events each season, large gift shop, snacks, nature programs.
Tram ride, walking paths, park benches, wedding field, shelters , and thousands of different flowing plants and trees.
Oregon Zoo Portland, OR
#14 of 132 Nature & Parks in Portland
Shadow place on a hot sunny day - amazing elephant Park and house Amazing park and lovely paths to walk through
The PNW area is immersive and breathtaking: you feel like you've stepped into the forest and are on a guided nature hike.
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Bush's Pasture Park Salem, OR
#4 of 13 Nature & Parks in Salem
This is a beautiful centrally located park that has many walking paths that are shaded as well as picnic areas and sport fields to enjoy for the whole family or by yourself.
The beautiful trees provide nice setting as you walk along the paved paths, with picnic tables placed conveniently to the parking area on the south side of the park.
Salt Creek Falls Oakridge, OR
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Oakridge
Great place to pull out for lunch and enjoy nature at its finest.
My husband and I stayed in Eugene/Springfield the night before our day trip to Crater Lake National Park.
Champoeg State Heritage Park Newberg, OR
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Newberg
I cannot count how many times I've been there - it is our go-to destination for a large group picnics or outdoor parties, a quiet stroll in the park or a bike ride with kids.
Easy to get satellite from most section B sites.. Lots of trails for walking and biking.. Day passes are required for visiting the park and the fees are reasonable for overnight camping, $26 to $28 per night.
Rood Bridge Park Hillsboro, OR
#1 of 7 Nature & Parks in Hillsboro
Tucked away near Hillsboro High School this fairly young park on SE River Road is a delight for walking, group picnics, cycling and trails for hiking.
Great for company or family picnics, nature observing, hiking and just lazing in the sun (or rain!)