Oregon gives us plenty of ways to appreciate autumn’s glory — on foot, by car, by bike, or on the water. With 11 National Forests, 10 scenic byways, and eight scenic bikeways, the choice is yours.

Dr. Edward Jensen, professor of Forest Biology and Natural Resource Education at Oregon State University, and author of “Trees to know in Oregon,” offers some context. “Oregon forests are dominated by evergreen trees, mostly conifers,” Deciduous trees, which provide the scarlet, ochre and sunshiny hues of autumn are less common and more likely to stand out.

For updates about color around the state, check out the soon to be launched Oregon Fall Foliage blog. September through November, call the Fall Foliage Hotline at 800.547.5445.

about author Eileen Garvin

Eileen Garvin is the editor of Travel Oregon’s Seasonal Features, enewsletters and annual visitor guide. When she’s not cooking up trip ideas, Oregon Dreamer profiles and outdoor adventures to write about, she’s out exploring Oregon.

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