Hidden away in the Coast Range forest, Falls City was named for Little Luckiamute Falls, a cascade in the city center. This Willamette Valley community started life as a mill town. Today visitors can delve into the forest with a hike through old growth at Valley of the Giants or with a rip on the Blackrock Mountain Bike Association’s trails. Browse antique shops, tip a pint at the pub and savor the goods at the artisan bakery.
a Grant’s GetawayWillamette Valley Trails, Wineries and Covered Bridges
Across Oregon, some of my favorite places to explore are those as close as my own backyard; sometimes they hide in plain sight! So it is this week as Jeff Kastner and I wandered across Polk County and discovered terrific mountain bike trails, an…Continue reading this story…