Fall Foliage Update 10/1/201

Oregon experienced some gorgeous weather this week that really helped bring in the Autumn color. People are watching the leaves change outside their windows and taking strolls to enjoy the color. Come join them and share your experience at  #orfallfoliage today!


Oregon Coast

Peeking Through at the Central Coast from Cape Perpetua

The best chances of fall color will be in the coast range in higher elevations. After a very warm and dry summer, cooler temperatures are finally setting in.  The big leaf and vine maples are just beginning to show a slight change. All campgrounds and trails are open. Check out Drift Creek Falls, or hike Hart’s Cove Trail on Cascade Head.
Willamette Valley


Photo by: Katie McGuigan

Corvallis is starting to see some reds and yellows breaking out on the trees. Take a walk down Riverfront Commemorative Park and wonder the lovely downtown area to find trees beginning to turn for Fall.

In Eugene check out the University of Oregon Campus and Autzen Stadium to catch the trees popping with stunning Fall color.

Southern Oregon

Ashland by rhodebot 11.21.2014

Ashland by rhodebot via Instagram


Check out the local wineries and Table Rock to catch some Fall color just beginning to emerge. For a different adventure, head to Crater Lake and take in the view; if you’re lucky you might just see fresh snow fall on the deep blue water.

Central Oregon

Deschutes River by Wilderness Adventure Images 10.17.2014

Deschutes River Trail by Wilderness Adventure Images via Instagram

Bend is reporting good weather and strong colors. A sign of fall, the Sisters Fresh Hop Festival takes place on Saturday, the 30th.  Live music at the Bend Roots Revival happens Friday through Sunday.  These and much more are featured on our event calendar,



Eastern Oregon

There is some spotty color at Jackman Park on the west side of the Steens Mountain.


4 thoughts on “Fall Foliage Update 10/1/201

  1. Hello! We are so excited to take our annual fall drive thru your state. We drive from San Francisco and back. Our normal route encompasses these areas. San Francisco – Burney Falls – Mount Shasta – Ashland Oregon – Crater Lake – Bend – then cross to coast thru Sisters – Mckenzie Pass – on to Florence – up the coast to Newport – and then down the coast back to San Francisco. This year, with the fires and road closures we are asking your help in planning our trip Leaving SF Sat October 14th and returning Sunday October 22nd. We were thinking of going up to Portland this trip! Thank you and Help!v 🙂

  2. Hi Saralyn, Looking forward to having you through the state! Many of the roads that were closed are now open. We know Highway 242 is closed for the season so plan on taking highway 126 from Sisters to get to the McKenzie River area. Some higher elevation forest roads will not be accessible (and are not recommended), but major highways connecting those routes should make for a beautiful drive next week!

  3. Do you have a good driving itinerary for the drive from bend to Portland and down the coast back to San Francisco? 🙂

  4. Thanks for connecting on Facebook as well! If you have anymore questions let us know.

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