O.A.R.S. was the first exclusively oar-powered rafting company permitted to operate trips on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and the company has been running 3- to 5-day rafting trips on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River since 1969.
Oregon's third-tallest mountain has a path to its top. Admittedly, the trail up 10,358-foot South Sister is exceedingly steep, long and rugged, but no technical climbing skills are required and the rewards are great.
The popular trail through Silver Falls State Park's forested canyons visits 10 spectacular waterfalls, five more than 100 feet high. The path even leads through mossy caverns behind the falls' shimmering silver curtains.This loop is suitable for families with beginning hikers because side trails provide shortcuts back to the car. Dogs are not allowed on the trail.
Breakers crash against the tilted sandstone cliffs of Shore Acres State Park. Sea lions bark from offshore reefs. Wavelets lap the beaches of hidden coves. If this seems an unlikely backdrop for a formal English garden, welcome to the surprises of Shore Acres. Easy trails explore the gardens and coastline, but note that dogs are not allowed outside of cars in Shore Acres State Park.
Walk through an old-growth forest to the best wild, free hot springs in Northwest Oregon
Climb an oceanfront peak haunted by the legend of a lost Spanish treasure.
Explore a creek with a dozen small waterfalls, following a trail on catwalks bolted to the cliffs
Explore docks, museums and Victorian mansions in a salty city near the fort where Lewis and Clark wintered 200 years ago.
Oregon's most photographed lighthouse stands at the tip of a scenic, forested cape
Step away from the established overlook, walk into the sand and discover Oregon's seaside Sahara.
Begin in Bandon's Old Town, follow the beach past craggy islands in the surf, and then return along city streets atop the seashore cliffs.