Chehalem Mountains facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChehalem Range
Southeast from Bald Peak.
|Elevation||1,629 ft (497 m)|
|Borders on||Oregon Coast Range|
The Chehalem Mountains are a mountain range located in the Willamette Valley in the U.S. state of Oregon. Forming the southern boundary of the Tualatin Valley, the Chehalems are the highest mountains in the Willamette Valley. The range extends from the Willamette River east of Newberg northwest to the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range south of Forest Grove.
The word "Chehalem" is a corruption of the Atfalati Indian word "Chahelim," a name given in 1877 to one of the bands of Atfalati.
The highest peak in the Chehalem Mountain Range is Bald Peak, rising to 1,629 feet (497 m), which is also the highest peak point within the Willamette Valley.
Chehalem Mountains AVA
The Chehalem Mountains AVA has been a designated American Viticultural Area since 2006.
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