A beautiful day trip down the central coast and then into the coast range for a delightful ride thru forested twisties. Great pavement. One of my favorite 2-4 hour rides!
Avoiding Interstate 5 Southbound from Tacoma to Vancouver Nice peaceful windy curvy country road ...lovely views with a good stop Alder Lake Elbe has a nice Caboose restaurant with rooms in boxcars for overnighting. Food was surprisingly terrific with attentive service. Suggest the Elk burger...outstanding!
Running south from Grangeville, the US95 is a typical beautiful Idaho road with subtle elevation changes and some lovely corner combinations
lots of good straits soon narly curves and highway speeds. good place to eat in the middle.
Scenic country cruise through farm lands, then into Silver Falls which is dense Oregon forest. Lots of great twists in the park, but a fair amount of tourist traffic to watch out for. If you are willing to take a short hike to North Falls, it is simply stunning - you can walk in a cave behind the falls (see photo below).
Hells canyon is a very narrow extremely twisty road along the snake river. A boring country section in the middle then the final decent into Clarkston is spectacular.
This is not an alpine mountain road, the kind I typically reserve for a \"very good\" rating but I'm giving it 4 stars to get your attention. If your headed to the coast anywhere near Corvalis you need to forget about Hwy 20 and take Hwy 34, the Alsea Highway road. Hwy 20 is the route preferred by tourists, RVs and trucks. Forget about it. Take the Alsea Hwy and you will be raving too. The road surface is excellent as it undulates while taking numerous turns through thickly forested terrain. Several times you'll find yourself in a tunnel of trees. There's nobody out there ... because they are all on 20! And when you get to the coast stop in for some chowder or fresh Dungeness crab! Enjoy!
Paved all the but for two miles on 140 but it is pack gravel. Nice all day trip
better than sitting in traffic
Just a nice twisty country road
This is a ride put together by a group--primarily--from the Vancouver, WA area. We wanted a bit of everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer: Pacific Coast, big rivers, little rivers, canyons, plenty of lakes, great twisting mountain roads, arrid plains with great vistas and long sweeping turns, and the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. We also wanted minimal freeway riding and no big cities. It is a four day trip, with a daily average of 350 miles, providing flexibility for side trips. It also takes you through areas allowing for, both, camping and lodging.
Very remote ride through high desert country of SE Oregon. Be sure to fill up in Burns because fuel availability is spotty. There's fuel in Frenchglen but don't take credit cards only cash. Access from Frenchglen to Steens Mt. Best in spring or fall, too hot in summer. Carry plenty of water.
Nice route through woods with some good scenery. Road is all paved with a few potholes. Very little traffic. Offers a lot of off-road exploration if interested. Can see lots of wildlife. Be careful of deer and livestock on road.
Once you leave Seneca and get on NF 16 until John Day Hwy it is very remote. We traveled it all day and never saw another vehicle. You can see lots of wildlife. Last 7 miles on NF 16 (E. Camp Creek Rd, near Unity) is good graded gravel, rest of route is all paved. Watch out for livestock and deer on roads. On US 26 you will experience more traffic. Lots of camping opportunities.
This is my wife and I's favorite run. Great mountainous views, pasturals, and plenty of twisties to keep you awake. A few inclined blind switch-backs, but nothing to change your shorts over.
Some spectacular corner groupings on the western 1/2, especially as you cross the pass altho the eastern extremity as you approach Haines is purely farmland. Still that is sometimes ok too. But Haines has only regular, if that is open, so come with gas - closest is south of Haines at Baker City, Sumpter (south of 73/52 jct), Heppner(west of Ukiah). Sometimes has major construction due to alpine weather being hard on roads.
Great twisty road from the gold dredge & gas pumps at Sumpter up the plateau (watch the slippery tar strips and occasional pothole) thru the paved-over trails & hunting routes to the dry dead farmlands approaching the dusty dying town of Ukiah, with 1 pump dispensing regular gas and a small convenience store. And a major Forest Ranger center. Little traffic except hunters and road construction types. No cops. A few deer. Pretty grippy pavement but has occasional real slippery spots. Can do some major speeds and knee-dragging. Long way from hospitals.
Just a low elevation meander SW of Portland
Hells Canyon route! Great ride if you want endless twisties! You are in the bush,so not a lot to look at until you get to the overlook, but you best be watching the road anyway! Some very long stretches of very sharp stuff! Ton's of fun! Stop at the overlook for sure! I find the locals are good at waving you around as there are not many places to pass. Makes a great route from S Idaho up to Lewiston!
Meandering the backroads of Oregon. Starting in the rural town of Sheridan ending in the scenic town of sisters. Hwy 242 from 126 to Sisters is exceptional however only open in summer.
Best in spring time and fall for the beautifully colored landscapes The road narrows to one lane for a short distance, keep going.
Nice sweeping corners going up, enjoyable
Great ride in the valley, very nice.
Fantastic scenery and some nice corners, very good.