17 Jaw Dropping Photos Of Oregon’s Exquisite Back Country

Oregon's remote, isolated areas are some of the state's most beautiful places to visit.

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Pamelia Lake in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. Photo by Andrew Warren via Flickr CC2.

It can be hard to get away from the crowds at popular Oregon destinations like Thor’s Well, hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge, and Crater Lake.  Sometimes what we seek when going out into nature isn’t the perfect photo, or a trip to get out of the house, but solace and time to reflect, or time to spend away from the world with that special someone.  Oregon is full of incredible vistas and back country trails that few get to see and experience.  Here are 17 Photos that show off the beauty of the less visited places in Oregon.

1. The Eagle Cap Wilderness

 

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2. The Mt. Hood Wilderness

 

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3. Clearwater Falls In Southern Oregon

 

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4. On A Remote Road In The Owyhee Canyonlands

 

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5. Cliff Lake In The Sky Lakes Wilderness

 

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6. Mt. Jefferson In The Mt. Jefferson Wilderness

 

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7. Steens Mountain From The Alvord Desert

 

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8. On The Pacific Crest Trail At Santiam Pass

 

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9. Mt. Bachelor

 

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10. The Umpqua River

 

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11. The Mt. Hood Wilderness

 

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12. Paulina Creek

 

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13. The Three Sisters From Indian Ford Meadow

 

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14. Broken Top

 

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15. Mt. McLoughlin Over Klamath Lake

 

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16. The Clatsop State Forest

 

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17. The Malheur National Forest Near John Day

 

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Please Note:

  • Many back country areas require a permit to hike, camp, or visit.  Please do your research before heading out to explore these places.
  • Please follow the seven principles of Leave No Trace, and don’t set out on an adventure that’s beyond your skill level.
  • Hiking and exploring are at-your-own-risk activities.
  • Please also be aware of campfire restrictions and be careful with any fires you create so we can preserve our wilderness areas.

What’s your favorite back country area to visit in Oregon?  Let us know in a comment and tag the friends you want to go on an Oregon adventure with!

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