Description - Bald Peak is located where the worlds of high-tech and rural Oregon meet. Restaurants, shops, nightlife and a fast pace abound in nearby Hillsboro. Farms, wineries, fruit stands and a slower pace of life can be found in Newberg.
- Take a relaxing, scenic drive through the Chehalem hills from Hillsboro to Newberg. Along the way, stop at Bald Peak State Park, where you will experience a stunning view of the Willamette Valley and five snowcapped Cascade peaks on a clear day.
There's a nice grassy hillside perfect for a picnic (there's no drinking water at the park). Afterward, go for a short stroll through a Douglas fir woodland.
Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park. For information, call 1-800-551-6949.
Recreation - Bald Peak offers opportunities for picnicking, a short hike, and viewing scenery.
Climate - Climate in this region changes with elevation. The area receives a high amount of precipitation. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April in the form of rain at the low elevations and as wet heavy snow in the higher elevations. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long. Late spring, summer and early autumn bring the best chance for clear, sunny days and bring moderate temperatures.
Bald Peak is located southwest of Portland in the Willamette Valley. From Newberg, take Highway 219 north (Hillsboro-Silverton Hwy) four miles to Bald Peak Road. Follow Bald Peak Road five miles to the park.