Great Motorcycle Roads in Oregon
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These are some of the best motorcycle roads in Oregon. These routes include National Parks like Crater Lake to spectacular views of Mount Hood to seaside towns like Cannon Beach. Ride along hundreds of miles of coastline, thick forests, mountains, hot springs, raging rivers and waterfalls. Without a doubt, Oregon has some truly great motorcycle roads. Your adventure starts here!
Route 138 to Crater Lake
Route 138 runs alongside following along the Umpqua River, beside Diamond Lake is is a nice scenic ride. The loop around the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is a fantastic loop around Crater Lake National Park with astounding views. The scale of the lake is difficult to wrap your head around, you have to see it in person. At over 6,000 feet of elevation, the lake itself is nearly 2,000 feet deep. It's one of the clearest, cleanest, and deepest bodies of water in the world. Be aware, however, that even in June there may be significant amounts of snow.
The Devil's Tail
OR-86 (70 miles)
Located on the border of Oregon and Idaho, Hells Canyon is the deepest canyon in North America - including the Grand Canyon. This route is between Baker City and Oxbow. It's a challenging ride with an abundance of curves and elevation changes. The Devil's Tail is a nickname bestowed by 2008 rally attendees on a 22-mile (35 km) twisty segment of the road as a homage to the "Tail of the Dragon". Ride this carefully and enjoy Eastern Oregon's scenery.
Route 3 (56 miles)
This north/south 2-lane road has gorgeous scenery along the Snake River, and meanders through high mountain farm land. Enjoy the deep river gorges on the northern portion of this road.There's some great tight curves in the Grande Ronde area. Riding south on this route leads to the serene Wallowa Lake State Park.
Yakima to Naches Peak
Routes 12, 123 (64 miles)
Start this route west of Yakima takes you through White Pass, and offers great views as you ride toward Mt Rainier National Park. North along WA-123 is a great road through the deep mountain forest, and a scenic tunnel under Seymour Peak.