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Linn County offers quality horseback riding opportunities that are somewhat under the radar, at least as compared the more heavily traveled areas to the south in the Willamette Valley, in Blue River and Oakridge. But if you’re an equestrian enthusiast looking for a great outdoors experience, we’ve got what you need right here: beautiful scenery, miles of forest roads and...
Road Biking Linn County offers something for every bicycle enthusiast or casual rider: country roads winding through pastoral agricultural communities, challenging hills and mountain roads for those seeking a heavier workout, and lots of shade along the way to stop for a refreshing breather. The Strawberry Century and Covered Bridge bicycle tours offer road riders formal, organized treks of up to...
The Cascade Mountains in east Linn County offer something for just about any winter recreation lover, from alpine skiing to skijoring – right here on the edge of Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley. Once winter weather really sets in, the north and east ends of the county are great places to find quality snow for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling,...
Western Oregon – and the Willamette Valley in particular – is rich in running water and Linn County has some terrific waterfalls, as a result. The county actually has more than 100 recognized falls, though during the rainy season you can see water cascading down cliffs nearly everywhere in the mountains east of Detroit and Sweet Home. Some particularly...
Looking for a great day trip to let the kids splash around a little, or maybe catch some rays? Linn County, in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, has plenty of options for you. The South Santiam River has numerous spots that are great for swimming, but be sure you aren’t on someone’s private property when you jump out of...
Linn County has plenty of water and divers enjoy the North and South Santiam rivers, as well as Green Peter and Foster Lake, which are warm enough to skin dive in during the summer. The real attraction for divers, though, is Clear Lake, located on the east end of the county, a few miles from the junction of Highways 20...
East Linn County offers some of the best climbing and bouldering in the Willamette Valley – which shouldn’t come as a shock since the entire eastern half of the county is covered with mountains and canyons. Here are some particularly good locations: Menagerie Wilderness – This area, shown in the photos below, offers some great climbs, but it’s not for beginners....
Linn County offers some of the best back-roads motorcycle rides in Oregon, here in the heart of the Willamette Valley. We've got it all – rural roads that wind through the fields that make Linn County the Grass Seed Capital of the World, beautiful scenery along the Santiam Highway from Sweet Home to the county line near Sisters, and...
With easy access to Interstate 5 and Highways 20 and 22 through the Cascades and a plethora of camping opportunities, Linn County is ideal for recreational vehicles visiting the Willamette Valley. Nearly all the roughly 25 public and approximately 10 private campgrounds in the county are set up for RVs, some with very extensive facilities. Waterloo, Sunnyside, River Bend and...
Love the outdoors? Linn County, in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, has a wide variety of scenic opportunities for you, ranging from mountain and valley meadows filled with spring wildflowers to snow-capped peaks, old-growth forests, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, birds and beasts of all kinds, and much, much more. Three scenic byways give you a chance to drive through natural...

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