girl riding bike through woods at Silver Falls Catamount

State & Local Parks

The Willamette Valley has no shortage of natural wonders with 18 state parks, 3 state forests and 3 national wildlife refuges. Groomed trails lead through dense forests, fields and wetlands to breathtaking waterfalls (some you can actually walk behind!), with several trails taking you to the tippy tops of the Douglas fir forests at elevations exceeding 3,000 feet. Whether looking for adventure or simply a place to become one with nature, the Willamette Valley has the outdoor spaces you’re searching for.