Oh Frabjous Joy!
Or something to that effect. This road is a real kick in the pants, hidden in the Oregon Coast Range.
Yes, it’s a bit short and is the shortest-distance route between Oregon Route 202 and US 26, but it’s still a gas. When I rode it this past summer, it was also freshly-paved and as smooth as the south end of a north-bound infant. Seriously. I think I could’ve rolled a quarter on edge from the 202 intersection all the way to US26.
Now, there’s no services on this route except for a towing yard, and nobody wants to have to use their services. And there’s plenty of logging trucks too, so no guarantees that the road is going to stay that nice either.
The only thing that was seriously wrong with this road is that it was too short, only 9 miles. Were it not raining, I would’ve turned around and done this one a few more times.
But for the meantime, you can enjoy some seriously Coastal Range-style twisties. Even in the rain, this one was a kick.
- Towns: Jewell, Vinemaple, Jewell Junction
And keep an eye out for Sasquatch. He’s reputed to live in those hills.
Editor’s Note: I keep wanting to call this Fishkill Falls Highway. Guess I spent too many years Out East.