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Mary’s Peak Road

Mary’s Peak Road is a very good ride. It’s a very popular destination for local outdoors enthusiasts, and it’s also the tallest mountain in that part of the Coastal Range. Watch out for bicyclists in the summer and foggy conditions or snow in the autumn or spring. Counties: Benton(OR) Length: 9 miles Towns: Philomath Streets …

Slab Creek Road / Scenic 101

This road isn’t unpaved, but every other indication I’ve seen mentions how overgrown and poorly maintained this road seems to be. The road is listed as originally being a 30’s era section of US 101 that’s been obsoleted by the new road which takes a more direct but steeper route closer to Cascade Head. This …

Tyee Road / Tyee-Umpqua Road

To get to the south end of Tyee Road, take Oregon 138 west from Interstate 5 and take a left at Fort McKay Road. You’ll travel about 7.5 miles on Fort McKay before you see a sign for Tyee Road. What you’ll find is about 22 miles of sweet riverine sweepers with a nice river-crossing …

Oregon Route 180

During my recent (August 2007) trip down the Oregon Coast, I gave this road a try. At this time, I cannot recommend this road for non-dualsport motorcycles. The road surface is extremely rough and consists primarily of patches, some of which are weathered concrete in the midst of this otherwise asphalt/chip-seal roadway. This roadway has …