Vida tucks up against the foothills of the Cascade mountains in the Willamette Valley.

Perched along the McKenzie River, this little town is home to the state’s second longest covered bridge and is the gateway to the McKenzie River Trail. Runners, mountain bikers and hikers alike are drawn to the soft single-track with views of the designated Wild and Scenic River, crashing waterfalls and lava canyons where anglers cast into still pools.