With over 1.5 million acres, the Willamette National Forest is home to eight wilderness areas, including the popular Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, a variety of backpacking and day hiking opportunities, waterfalls, wildflowers, mountain biking trails, boating, swimming and much more! The varied landscape of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, and wooded slopes offers excellent opportunities for visitors and make the forest valuable for many purposes.
The morning air is crisp, leaves are crinkling on the ground and a hint of color graces the hillsides. It’s time to start thinking about the fall color change! Willamette National Forest is considered one of Oregon’s “leaf peepers hot spots.” Predications show the color change reaching its peak by mid-October, but there are reports of colors already starting to turn in the high Cascades. We’ve put together some resources that will help you follow the fall colors as they’re starting to turn or reach their peak...read more
We strive to offer areas in the forest where everyone can experience the many natural wonders the area has to offer. Watch our accessible adventure videos to learn where you can find accessible trails, viewpoints, and other adventures. See all our Accessible Adventure Videos.