When to go to enjoy fall foliage in Oregon
The Oregon fall color season begins in mid-September and peaks in mid-October. Color conditions can change on a daily basis. Before leaving on your foliage-viewing trip, it's wise to find out the current conditions. Here are some resources to help you get the most up-to-date Oregon fall color status:
- Oregon Fall Foliage Hotline 1-800-547-5445
- Oregon Fall Foliage Blog
- Pacific Northwest Forest Service Updates
- US Forest Service Fall Color Information
Where to go to enjoy fall foliage in Oregon
Columbia River Gorge
The scenery along the Columbia River Gorge is breathtaking throughout the year; add in fall color, and you'll have memories to last a lifetime. On the Oregon side of the river, you can follow Interstate 84, or follow the sections of the old Historic Columbia River Highway that parallel the Interstate. These links will help you plan the details of your fall foliage tour through the Gorge.
Fremont-Winema National Forests
Located east of Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon, the Fremont-Winema National Forests offer miles of scenic drives. The color is most spectacular in the lower, wetter areas of the forest.
Other Oregon fall foliage hot spots include: