Beautiful Oregon: Part 2

Updated: Jan 15, 2021

During this year when so many local sources of entertainment were cancelled, put on hold or forced to change, the one constant in Oregon is that there is beautiful nature to behold all around us. We took these stunning images from hikes all over Oregon for you to peruse at your leisure. Whenever you're done staring, consider sharing this article on social media to help spread appreciation for our beautiful Beaver State.

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Known fondly as "The Hobbit Hole," this path leads down to Hobbit Beach near Florence.
Speaking of beaches, here's a beachfront path leading around Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
A shot of the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, from that same hiking trail.
A bird caught mid-flight along a gravel trail at Graham Oaks Nature Park in Wilsonville.
We had some fun with macro lenses along the Tumalo Creek Trail outside Bend.
The colors really pop when capturing flowering plants along Tumalo Creek.
We also captured this cool shot from inside of an empty teepee at the Tumalo State Park Campground.
During a surprisingly sunny afternoon in late October, the greens captured by the ivy growing up this tree really make this hike around Mt. Sylvania breathtaking.

Between the leaves on the ground and the bright colors of those that still cling to this maple, fall was in full swing at the Waterloo County Park outside Lebanon.

Many of Oregon's hiking spots and nature trails contain picturesque wooden staircases, like this one near Nansen Park in Lake Oswego.

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