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The Ultimate One Week Norcal/Oregon Roadtrip for any Outdoor Adventurer

The Ultimate One Week Norcal/Oregon Roadtrip for any Outdoor Adventurer

This one week road trip heads through several prime landmarks in Norcal and Oregon. This itinerary is packed with incredible hikes, waterfalls, rugged coastline, redwoods, caves, and lakes you won’t want to miss.

Backpacking Havasu Falls - Havasupai, AZ

Backpacking Havasu Falls - Havasupai, AZ

Characterized by multiple bright turquoise waterfalls flowing from brilliant red rock, Havasu Falls is truly a unique destination.

Akaka Falls Loop Hike — Akaka Falls State Park, Hawaii

Akaka Falls Loop Hike — Akaka Falls State Park, Hawaii

This nice walking trail in the Hilo region leads you through lush vegetation and eventually to several good viewpoints of the 442 foot tall Akaka Falls.

Hiking Fossil Springs Trail to Toilet Bowl — Fossil Creek Wilderness, AZ

Hiking Fossil Springs Trail to Toilet Bowl — Fossil Creek Wilderness, AZ

The Fossil Creek Wilderness Area is an oasis destination attracting hikers, sunbathers, cliff-jumpers, and swimmers to its crystal clear water

Mossbrae Falls Hike — Mt. Shasta, CA

Mossbrae Falls Hike — Mt. Shasta, CA

Mossbrae Falls, which looks like a magical curtain of cascading water, has to be one of the crown jewels in the Shasta area. 

Latourell Falls Loop Hike — Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Latourell Falls Loop Hike — Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Sitting at 249 feet and being the third tallest waterfall in the gorge, Latourell Falls can be hiked as a short 2.4 mile loop through a lush forest

Ramona Falls Hike — Mt. Hood Wilderness, Oregon

Ramona Falls Hike — Mt. Hood Wilderness, Oregon

Ramona Falls is an impressive 120 foot cascade that makes for the perfect looping day hike excursion from Portland, Oregon.

Minnehaha Falls Hike — Minneapolis, MN

Minnehaha Falls Hike — Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis has one of the best park systems in the nation, and the 53 foot Minnehaha Falls at the center of Minnehaha Park was the perfect outdoor excursion during our trip to the city. The falls will freeze over in cold weather creating a dramatic ice cave to explore, which makes it even cooler to visit in the winter!

Wahkeena Falls & Fairy Falls — Portland, Oregon

Wahkeena Falls & Fairy Falls — Portland, Oregon

Fairy Falls is a hidden gem found by hiking past Wahkeena Falls, a popular waterfall close to Portland. This short hike is a great option to beat the crowds.

Trail of Ten Falls — Silver Falls SP, Oregon

Trail of Ten Falls — Silver Falls SP, Oregon

Silver Falls State Park is one of the best waterfall hikes - the ten waterfalls you'll see on this single trail are well worth the drive from Portland, Oregon.

Abiqua Falls Day Hike — Oregon

Abiqua Falls Day Hike — Oregon

As soon as I saw a picture of Abiqua falls, it was on the top of my list of falls to visit when I came to Oregon. It's such a unique waterfall, framed perfectly by the geometric basalt rock. I love that since the trailhead is a little out of the way and harder to get to than other falls, there are a lot less crowds, and the hike is relatively short for the payoff.

Sekumpul Waterfall Hike — North Bali, Indonesia

Sekumpul Waterfall Hike — North Bali, Indonesia

Bali is waterfall heaven. Sekumpul waterfall is one of the best - it's actually a collection of seven tall, misty waterfalls accessible by hiking.

Lower Calf Creek Falls - Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, UT

Lower Calf Creek Falls - Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, UT

Lower Calf Creek Falls is well worth braving the crowds to enjoy a 120ft. waterfall in the middle of the desert

Overlook Trail & McWay Falls - Big Sur, CA

Overlook Trail & McWay Falls - Big Sur, CA

McWay Falls at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is arguably the most iconic views in all of Big Sur, and the viewpoint is free and easily accessible.

Three Sisters Falls Hike - Cleaveland NF, CA

Three Sisters Falls Hike - Cleaveland NF, CA

Three Sisters is my favorite local hike from San Diego because the hike is challenging but rewarding with its three waterfalls and great swimming holes