Among the 50 states that form the United States of America, Oregon is the one with the most various landscapes, making it the most interesting state, and perhaps the most visited, as well. Therefore, it is not hard to find places to visit in Oregon, as it offers a wide range of tourist attractions.

We have enlisted some of the most spectacular places to visit in Oregon, so make sure you take a look over this list if you are planning a trip to Oregon or even if you are just wondering what Oregon can offer its tourists and why it is considered to be such a diverse state in terms of landscape. Two most of the interesting places that may be the reason for organizing a trip to Oregon are: Multnomah Falls and the Painted Hills.

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls, one of the greatest places to visit in Oregon, is located on the Columbia River Gorge, between Corbett and Dodson, situated east of Troutdale. The water fall occurs in two main stages that are divided into a 542 foot upper falls and a 69 foot lower falls with a gradual difference in height of 9 feet between the two waterfalls. Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in Oregon. The underground springs of Larch Mountain represent the source of the waterfall, to which are added amounts of water resulting from the melting of the  mountain snow and from rain during the passing of the seasons. A narrow trail leads to Benson Footbridge, a bridge of 45 feet that allows tourists to travel 105 feet at the lower part of the waterfall. The foot trail continues to the top of the waterfall platform where visitors can enjoy a beautiful view of the whole Colombia Gorge and they can also observe the “Little Multnomah”, a little waterfall that is part of the main waterfall, but which is not visible from ground level. The footbridge is named after Simon Benson, a renowned businessman and philanthropist who financed the construction of the bridge in 1914.

The Painted Hills

The Painted Hills are another of the spectacular places to visit in Oregon. The vividly colored stripes are fossilized soils known as paleosols. This national park covers 14,000 acres and represents a true natural museum of the geological ages. The spectacular landscape was formed in the course of 35 million years through numerous volcanic eruptions and dramatic climate changes. Ash, clay, minerals and rotten vegetation infiltrated into the soil, leaving pronounced strips of gold, black, red, blue and purple. The colors change depending on the humidity in the air.

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