Oregon is blessed with many "calendar scenes" that are familiar around the world, such as Mount Hood, Crater Lake, the waterfalls of the Columbia Gorge or the rocky headlands and lighthouses on the Oregon Coast. Yet these major tourist attractions often overshadow a wealth of more remote scenic and historic jewels. Even some of these "famous" scenes, like those found at Eagle Creek and Yaquina Lighthouse pages, below, are easy for travelers to miss, despite their fame.

This site is dedicated to finding and exploring these lesser-known faces of Oregon, usually found on lonely backroads or remote trails. They are presented in no particular order, with the only criterion being exceptional beauty, special historical note or unique natural history. To tour these backroads, click on the links below. Keep in mind that all of these pages are filled with quality images, and thus may be slow do load with older modems -- but are worth the wait!

Family Falls < Lookout Mountain < Union Station < Eagle Creek

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse < Salmon River < Darlingtonia Wayside < Jefferson Park Ridge

Willamette Falls < St. Johns District

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