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Lower Nehalem Road / Foss Road

This road follows the Nehalem River out through the Cascade Range out to Nehalem Bay near Manzanita. While I’ve never had an opportunity to ride this road myself, I’ve been told there are significant sections of the roadway that are not merely unpaved but are dirt 2-track trails. Note: This road is known as Foss …

Oregon Route 47

OR 47 is a gnarly little highway that climbs up out of the Columbia River town of Clatskanie and into the Oregon Coastal Range. Immediately upon taking this oddly hidden turn-off, you get into tight curves. The first 11 miles are extremely technical, with a relentless series of elevation changes and S-curves that demand a …

Old Siskiyou Highway

This fantastic little roadway is an old alignment of US99 from long before Interstate 5 came through. It lies within extreme southern Oregon just north of the California border. The heritage of this old road can easily seen in its construction. Like most of these old roads, it has narrow lanes in somes areas and …