Sometimes, the best adventures are hidden right in your backyard. Oregon is full of natural wonders to explore and this gem is definitely one for the bucket list. This easy hike in Oregon takes you to the most beautiful topaz waterfall pool.\nThe natural swimming hole is nestled deep within the Willamette National Forest.\nIt's only $10 to enter the park and you'll get unbelievable topaz pools and waterfall surroundings as your reward.\nIf you want to get it all to yourself, head out early. This is a popular spot with locals, especially during the summer months.\nTo get there, you'll need to take an easy 2-mile hike along the back of the bright blue McKenzie River. The elevation gain is minimal and it's easy enough for all skill levels.\nYou can even bring your four-legged friends, as long as they're kept on a leash.\nAll throughout the trail, you'll be surrounded by old-growth Douglas Fir trees and the soothing sounds of nature.\nAs you descend from the path, you'll pass along a steep ledge before making your way to the water.\nThe blue pool is right before you.\nView this post on Instagram Tamolitch Blue Pool, OR. ••• #pacificnorthwest A post shared by E m i l y (@emilyakoontz) on Aug 4, 2019 at 6:29pm PDT\nThe vivid topaz colors of the water are actually created by the river pumping through porous lava beds at the bottom of the water. How cool is that?\nYou can climb down the embankment and take a chilly swim to cool down. Be warned though! The water is very cold.\nView this post on Instagram After a long hike we made it to the blue pool! 🌲⛰🌊#tamolitchpool #bluepool #oregon A post shared by Rebecca (@becky0586) on Sep 2, 2017 at 8:29am PDT\nThe water looks shallow, but actually reaches depths of up to 30 feet in some areas. Make sure to check the depth before plunging in.\nView this post on Instagram Last summer's hike to Blue Pool. Might have to make my 4th return there soon. #nofilter #nofilterneeded #oregonnw #oregon #oregrown #oregonexplored #oregonoutdoors #oregonlife #oregonian #hikingtrail #hikingadventure #hike #hiking #hikingday #bluepool #bluepooloregon #mckenzieriver #mckenzierivertrail #tamolitchpool #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwlife A post shared by Nathan Buhr (@nbuhr85) on May 20, 2018 at 8:47am PDT\nAfter you're done swimming, there are plenty of flat rocks where you can lounge, warm up, and soak up a little sun.\nIf you ask us, this is one of the most beautiful places in the state. Why not stay awhile?\nTamolitch Blue Pools\nPrice: $10 to enter Willamette National Park\nLocation: National Forest Road 2672-655, McKenzie Bridge, OR\nWhy You Should Go: You can go swimming in topaz blue waterfall pools surrounded by a lush forest.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.