At long last the Fall season has officially started! We have reports of reds and yellows starting to pop up among tree tops in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, and Bend. It’s looking like it will be a stunning autumn season with all the hues we have come to love. Share your favorite fall foliage spots and photos by using #ORFallFoliage.
Fall has yet to take hold along the Oregon Coast line; however there are still a number of hikes with year-round beauty. Take a scenic drive along Highway 6, keep an eye out for hints of change color and experience University Falls. Located in the Tillamook State Forest, this waterfall is accessible as an easy .7 mile out and back or as a moderate 8 mile loop.
Corvallis has reported hints of yellow and red on just a few trees. Take a scenic drive on Highway 34 to Mary’s Peak; at the higher elevations you see some color along with the great view at the peak. Similarly, drive up to the top of Spencer’s Butte in Eugene to check out the view and count the changing trees throughout the city.
Fall Foliage colors are starting to pop up on maple trees. Grab your cup of coffee and enjoy a stroll though Hoyt Arboretum or any of the other stunning Portland parks!
With the rain and chilly weather this past week, Bend is starting to see some subtle change in the trees. Next week should really bring in some amazing color. There’s always something going on in Bend, check out their live music, comedy and theater.