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Oregon Route 34 ‘The Alsea Highway’

This road is an absolute delight. It fully justifies the occasional bragging from my Oregonite friends that the roads down there are far better than Washington’s. This one is easy to find too. If you’re coming in from the Coast, it’s the main road east out of Waldport. If you’re coming in from West via …

Oregon Route 223

This delightful back-country highway was far nicer than my admittedly low expectations. My cohort and I were hustling along on 223 at a brisk but not unreasonable pace, and enjoying the scenery and sweepers. While this road is certainly no OR47, it has its own charms. The sweepers are predictable and friendly, with just enough …

Dufur Valley Road to Mt. Hood FS44

Up on the high plains of north-central Oregon, it seems sometimes that all roads lead to Mt. Hood. No matter where you turn your front wheel, if you’re not heading due east, that road will eventually take you towards Hood. No surprise there, frankly. Even from 75 miles away, if you have an unobstructed view …

Wamic Market Road / Mt Hood FS Road 48

The countryside around Mt. Hood is one of the most blessed area in all of the Pacific Northwest. I’m not certain even camping and riding the entire area for a solid week or two would exhaust all of the riding opportunities presenting in that particular corner of Oregon. The roads aren’t the most curvy on …