As we reflect back on the past year and start looking ahead to more Oregon stories in 2016, take a look back at our most-read trip ideas of 2015 and get inspired for another year of adventure.


Tamolitch: The Blue Pool

Grant takes us to this hidden treasure that lies along the McKenzie River Trail.

Oregon’s First Whitewater Surf Park

Kayakers everywhere celebrated when Bend White Water Park opened on the Deschutes River.

Oregon Ghost Towns

Travel back in time when you visit one of Oregon’s ghost towns, steeped in history about the state.

The Mystery of Terrible Tilly

Although long closed to the public, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse still stands today, a testament to her storied past.


7 Winter Hikes

Add these trails to your winter hiking list.


4 Fab Sleeps in the Willamette Valley

Spend the night at one of these destination lodgings for a truly unique trip.



Road Trip: 7 Winter Wonders

Two weeks, one van, 7 Wonders of Oregon.


The Oregon Coast: A Winter Odyssey

This stunning time-lapse video explores winter on the Coast at its finest.

Hit the Highway to Hells Canyon

Go with a plan and give yourself plenty of time for exploring Hells Canyon by car, by boat and by trail.

Greg Vaughn

Explore the Oregon Caves

Learn about the unique geology of the area among the 15,000 feet of passages within the cave and see the only subterranean Wild and Scenic River in the U.S. — the River Styx.

Christian Heeb

Photo credits: Tillamook Rock Lighthouse by Rich Russell; Cape Perpetua Scenic Area by Nickie Bournias; Tipi Village Retreat; Hat Point by Greg Vaughn; Oregon Caves by Christian Heeb

About the Author: Emily Forsha

Emily Forsha is Travel Oregon’s Content & Community Manager. When she’s not road tripping around the state with her husband and two young boys, this proud native Oregonian is cooking up new recipes in her kitchen, sampling the latest craft brews and cheering on her beloved Oregon Ducks.

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