Ramona Falls; Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon
Where to fly: Portland International Airport
Once called the “eighth wonder of the world,” the Ramona Falls in Mt. Hood National Forest represent the epitome of Pacific Northwest hiking, with cascading waterfalls, expansive trees, and greenery everywhere you look. Though the hiking trail, which winds along the Sandy River, to reach the falls isn’t easy—and is closed from December 1st to April 1st—it’s truly a trek to remember.
Pro tip: Even though your stay may not be during peak snowfall, a trip to the Collins Lake Resort always offers an authentic view of Oregonian life.