Bald Mountain Road / Willamina Creek Road

Road Report provided by Joe Trombetta If you’re up in the Northwestern Oregon’s Tillamook and Yamhill Counties, you’ll find some excellent riding up there. Twisty gnarly little roads that benefit greatly from some off-road and marginal-road experience, for certain, but very rewarding when the other roads are full of cars and RVs. Up in the… Continue reading Bald Mountain Road / Willamina Creek Road

Oregon State Route 410 ‘Bull Run to Baker Road’

Please note: I did this road in June of 2009. Much has changed in Central Oregon since then and some services are no longer available. During my week in Central Oregon last summer, I’d met and spoken with many riders who’d ridden up US 395 and come up through John Day. They were looking for… Continue reading Oregon State Route 410 ‘Bull Run to Baker Road’

Oregon Route 86 ‘Baker-Copperfield Highway’

Leading out of the Baker City, Oregon Route 86 is the most direct route out to the Hell’s Canyon area. And as one might surmise from the maps of the roadway, it might seem a bit too straight and a bit too flat if one’s gotten spoiled by the Central Oregon roads in the previous… Continue reading Oregon Route 86 ‘Baker-Copperfield Highway’

Oregon State Route 204 ‘Weston-Elgin Highway’

This is another one of those interesting Oregon mountain roads. I thoroughly enjoyed it, not to mention that it beats the living daylights out of taking the interstate and droning through the Blue Mountains. Nobody else seems to be on this road on the weekends, and I’d be willing to bet that it’s busier during… Continue reading Oregon State Route 204 ‘Weston-Elgin Highway’

Umatilla Forest Service Road 53 ‘Willow Creek Road’

Note: Google Maps and the other Navitech based online maps show that at least one routing of Willow Creek Road rolls right into downtown Heppner on Hager Street and the routing software really latches onto that direct route. This is not the case. From what I could see, that road has been on the bottom… Continue reading Umatilla Forest Service Road 53 ‘Willow Creek Road’