Portland: Silver Falls Hike and Wine Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 10 hours
Hike the forests and waterfalls of the Willamette Valley, discover the natural and cultural history of the area, and get intimate with the most renowned wine region for Pinot Noir in North America, on a small-group tour. Together with the other members of your group, learn about the history, terroir, and character of Willamette Valley from your naturalist guide. In the morning, travel south of Portland as your guide takes you through the verdant landscape of Willamette Valley, known for its hazelnuts, berries, Christmas trees, and Pinot Noir wine. Arrive at Silver Falls State Park, the "crown jewel" of the Oregon State Park system. Hike under, beneath, above, and around waterfalls along the Trail of 10 Falls with your guide, before stopping for a picnic lunch. After your picnic lunch, you'll wander through the rolling hills of Willamette Valley, passing through charming little village...
This full-day tour provides a thorough exploration of both the Willamette Valley’s Eastern and Western sections, starting with morning pickup from your accommodation in Portland. Over the course of the day, you’ll get a glimpse into the traditional small-farm country that has defined the region since the first settlers put down roots at the end of the Oregon Trail. The morning is an exploration of the crown jewel of Oregon's State Parks, Silver Falls. This lush protected area is an ideal example of the region's rain forests. Short nature walks display the trees, ferns, mosses, and unique geology, leading you between towering evergreen trees and behind dramatic curtains of falling water. In the afternoon, cross the Valley to savor world-famous pinot noir from different parts of the Willamette Valley. Although the itinerary can change from time to time, you’ll most often visit the sustai...
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