You don’t have to be a mountain biker to like Oakridge — but kudos if you are.
This thickly forested wonderland sits at the western foot of the Cascades and features hundreds of miles of singletrack trails. There are also hiking, horseback riding and special motorcycle and snowmobile trails. For anglers, there’s excellent trout fishing. And you can’t go wrong with a visit to the hot springs or local brewery. It just might be the perfect basecamp for exploring the Willamette National Forest, home of the 2018 Capitol Christmas Tree.