Oregon Fall Foliage Update – 10/27/2017

Enjoy the peak of the season! Welcome to week 7 of our Oregon Fall Foliage Updates.  Find out what the leaf reporters have to say below about where color is popping and which local events are to explore.

Remember share your photos with #ORFallFoliage and check back next week for everything Oregon Fall Foliage!

Willamette Valley

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is enjoying peak fall foliage!

Visit Salem where there are dozens of hiking trails located less than an hour outside of the city. With warm weather expected this weekend, it’s a great time for a waterfall hike. For example, Butte Creek Falls located just outside of Scotts Mills, Oregon, this one-mile trail is a great hike for fall foliage lovers.  Find more Salem events here.

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Fall colors looking brilliant at Butte Creek Falls – by Emily Crilley

In the Eugene area, bike or walk along the Ruth Bascom Bike Path – right now! The colors are brilliant along the Willamette River this week. Nearby at Dorris Ranch take a peaceful stroll along the Hazelnut Orchards. Don’t forget about the very popular Saturday Market in Downtown Eugene.  Find more Lane County events here.

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Yellow hues popping along the Ruth Bascom Trail – by Instagrammer jimarnoldphotography

In the Cascade Foothills colors are taking a beautiful turn as well. Take a weekend retreat to the Oakridge/Westfir area for beautiful drives and hikes.

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The West Cascades Scenic Byway looking beautiful – by Instagrammer WestfirLodge

Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge

It sounds like color change around Mt. Hood National Forest is looking fabulous.  The leaves are at peak on the Clackamas River, and Oregon City is offering some stunning views of fall foliage and Mt. Hood.

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Fall colors all around Oregon City – by instagrammer pacifickov

Southern Oregon

Medford has great change this week and is almost to peak. Hike a trail, relax at a winery, or take a scenic drive to Jacksonville and back. Medford is packed with local events, take part of Circus of Screams in Eagle Point, Flashlight at the Farm at Pheasant Fields Farm or the Hay Mazing at the Expo! Find the details for these events and more here.

Klamath Falls is starting to see its color fade, this would be a good weekend to enjoy the light yellow of the trees along the Williamson River, Running Y Ranch, Moore Park, and Collier Park.  For some business to business trick or treating fun, check out the Scarecrow Row on Main St.

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Beautiful Autumn Shades show in Klamath Falls – by the Running Y Ranch

Central Oregon

Bend will see sunny skies and temps in the 60’s through the coming weekend. Gather the falling leaves and relive your childhood at Bend’s parks.  Drake Park, near downtown Bend, is exceptionally beautiful right, as is Shevlin Park on the west side of town.  The Western Larch and aspens there are at their golden best.

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Colors of the season in Bend – from Visit Bend

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