Fall Foliage

Autumn Road Trip

We are suckers for fall foliage. This light shining on the leaves just so. We love the browns and golds and deep greens that come out in the fall. In Oregon, the state bursts briefly – and, to some, surprisingly – into a beautiful array of fall foliage.

Deciduous trees make up only about 10 percent of Oregon’s 30 million acres of forest. We have huge stands of oak and red alder, significant populations of maple and the coniferous western larch, and stray patches of aspen, ash and cottonwood.

Late-September to mid-October is the prime time to see our fall foliage, and if you know where to go you can witness a spectacular showing of color bursting forth from our otherwise-evergreen forests. Blaine Scinta recently rented the van called Wild Rose, and grabbed some great fall shots while traveling throughout Oregon and Northern California. Check out his fall eye candy below.

Tokeetee falls, Oregon.

Toketee Falls. Toketee (pronounced TOKE-uh-tee) is a Chinook word meaning “pretty” or “graceful.” To find this gem on the North Umpqua River, head about 58 miles east of Roseburg.

Fall Foliage in a forest in Oregon.

North Umpqua River. Renowned for its emerald green waters, the North Umpqua River is considered one of the best fly fishing streams in the Pacific Northwest.

Fall Foliage in the Columbia River Gorge as seen through a drone.

Columbia River Gorge. The Columbia River Gorge separates Oregon and Washington and provides for some of the most scenic driving around. Be sure to stop at Rowena Crest for views you won’t soon forget.

Fall foliage along the Umpqua River in Oregon.

The Sprinter van called Wild Rose, taking a break along the North Umpqua River. To rent Wild Rose, head to the Reserve Now page.

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