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Old Whitebird Grade Road

Some maps show that the upper half of Whitebird Grade Road is open. It’s not really, and it looks to be a gated-off gravel road now. The lower half is a fantastic road, and I give it a two-thumbs up rating as a destination road. This road has history behind it, as it’s a National …

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 …

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 …

Quartzville Road / Santiam FS 11

I’ve heard absolutely phenomenal things about this road. Fantastic Cascade mountain vistas, beautiful lakes, a lively rapids-strewn river, and tight twisty bits too. Road Name: Forest Road 11 / Quartzville Rd / N. River Rd Counties: Linn Length: 54 Towns: Lone Star, Sweet Home Streets and Trips file for Quartzville Road (Santiam FS 11) Overview …