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.
Truly one of my favorite rides anywhere in the US - especially the stretch of road between Cambridge, ID and Halfway, OR
BEAUTIFUL SWEEPING TURNS, without many cars on the road the Tuesday after Labor Day 2019
Lovely road, lovely curves ... and great food the Main Street restaurant in Halfway. Prob took 2.5 hours of riding from McCall to Baker City. Left at 9:15am with the sun at our back for most of the ride. Just terrific. No surprises. Honest road.
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!
A lovely 10 mile (16km) ride through a stunning Redwood Forest. Lovely sweeping bends and lots of places to stop to see the trees. I have a video of my ride along the Parkway at https://youtu.be/a_V4WNSAesQ
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!
Really enjoyed this forest road. Lovely selection of curves.
Amazing, I love this part of California, massive forests, mountain scenery and fantastic curve combinations. Biking heaven
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.
A nice alternative route that's all paved instead of taking major highways. You'll go through some open country to start, then transition to an oak-scrub forest, then to deep woods. Hardly any traffic and some great views of Mt Hood. If you're on a GS bike there are lots of side road exploration opportunities. There's also some nice camping spots.
Good alternative route between Shaniko Junction and Maupin. Beats going on the highway with all the other traffic. When you start to drop down into Maupin there's some great corners. But be careful on some corners there can be gravel from the shoulder. The city park is a nice campsite too.
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 one of my favorites loops. You start in the Columbia River Gorge and end in the Gorge. It is amazing how quickly the scenery changes, since you move quickly through the climatic shift from Western Washington to Eastern Washington. The Gorge makes this possible without actually crossing over the Cascade Mountain Range, since the Gorge simply cuts right through them. You also get some of the changes going from the near-sea-level Columbia River at the bottom of the Gorge up through the hills to a large plateau of farms and ranches that have a dead-on view of Mt. Adams. When you get up there, you feel like you're in a completely different part of the Country, maybe Montana. Then it's on to the dry side of the State down switch-backs into and back out of the beautiful Klickitat River Canyon. From there you ride across an arid plain, then wind back down to the Klickitat River following it all the way back to the Columbia River Gorge. This route has all the twists and turns you can ask for, nice long straights, and beautiful scenery. But the most amazing part is the variation; it's like you've travelled a full day in less than three hours.
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.