Oregon Trail Country

  • Start: Portland, Oregon
  • End: Oregon, United States of America
  • Last Modified: 2011-12-13 17:47:17
  • Total Mileage: 253 Miles
  • Number of stops: 13


This tour traces the Oregon Trail through the famous cities and national forests of Oregon. It begins in the City of Roses, also known as Portland. Visit the International Rose Test Gardens where new rose varieties are tested each year. Built in 1917, this establishment is the oldest official, public rose test garden in the United States. Once you leave Portland, head east to Mount Hood National Forest, part of the Cascade Mountain Range. At 11,239 feet, Mount Hood is Oregon's highest point and is a top-ranked, year-round sports area. Continue to Kimberly and stop by the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument where paleontologists have gathered the most significant collection of prehistoric mammal fossils in the United States. This includes the remains of 50-plus-ton brontosaurs and 50-foot crocodiles and the identification of more than 120 species of mammals, plant life, and rare ferns.

Stop #1:

International Rose Test Garden
Portland, Oregon

Stop #2:

Hoyt Arboretum
Portland, OR

Stop #3:

Discovery Museum
Portland, Oregon

Stop #4:

Oregon Zoo
Portland, Oregon

Stop #5:

Art Institute of Portland
Portland, OR

Stop #6:

Oregon Historical Society Museum
Portland, Oregon

Stop #8:

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
Portland, OR

Stop #9:

The McLoughlin House
Oregon City, OR

Stop #10:

Mount Hood National Forest
Sandy, OR

Stop #11:

Timberline Lodge
Oregon, United States of America

Stop #12:

The Museum at Warm Springs
Warm Springs, OR

Stop #13:

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Oregon, United States of America

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