Opal Creek in Oregon Visiting Opal Creek is a must for anyone who enjoys exploring rugged and wild forest. Named after the wife of an early Forest Service ranger, Roy Elliot, Opal Creek is home to eight hiking trails, which take in sights such as five lakes and no fewer than 50 waterfalls. The 20,746-acre site is best visited between April and October and those who want to experience the wilderness up close and personal can even camp overnight at the site too.
Entrance to the Secret Garden, Portland, Oregon Nestled in the hills on the west side of downtown Portland is an amazing escape that is not widely known, even among the citizens of Portland. Forest Park is a 5,100 acre city owned wilderness that is one of the largest city parks in the country.