This loop starts/ends in Sandy, OR. Head East from Sandy and cruise up Sleepy Hallow Dr and some National Forest Roads up towards Mt. Hood. Breathtaking views of the mountain and several crossings of the Sandy River and other waterways.
This route starts and ends in Sandy, OR. It was inspired by 'Hoons Ride to the Coast and Back'. The route takes you westward from Sandy to Wilsonville and takes some nice twisty roads along the Nestucca River. Once on the coast, you'll drive past Cape lookout for some breathtaking views of the Oregon coast. Continuing north, you'll drive through Tillamook, Seaside and Astoria (all great coastal towns to stop for a bite to eat). Coming out of Astoria, you'll head into Washington via the gorgeous Astoria Bridge. Make your way to SR-4 to begin the trip back East along the northern bank of the majestic Columbia River. We'll continue East along the River using a combination of SR-4, I-5 and SR-14 as we head to Hood River, OR. This is yet another great town to stop for a bite, gas up or simply stretch your legs. Heading south on Hwy 35 you'll witness the awe inspiring views of Mt Hood as you head home to Sandy.