Oregon Byways  by Art Bernstein

Oregon Byways Guide Book

by Art Bernstein (Wilderness Press)
Oregon Byways  by Art Bernstein
Art Bernstein has blazed the trail on 75 great adventure drives. He describes the state's varied topography, geology, human and natural history, as well as the routes. Whether you are planning a family vacation or an overnight getaway, you can choose among trips ranging from 4 to 64 miles, all with driving directions, info on camping, water supply, backcountry driving, and the nearest amenities. Customized maps help you wend your way.

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Trails from the "Oregon Byways" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 75.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 75.

The Abert Rim is supposedly the longest exposed normal geologic fault in North America, rising directly above Lake Abert, Oregon’s third largest natural lake. A challenging 4WD route leads to the to ...
Plush, OR - Climbing,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 9.75
This route explores the famous lower Rogue River canyon from the Oregon coast end, then heads over the mountains to the waterfall-lined South Fork Coquille River. Long, winding, and slow. Mostly two- ...
Gold Beach, OR - Fishing,Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 59
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Highlights include a low desert along the base of the steep side of the Steens Mountains, with a close-up view of the dramatic 3-mile rise of the Steens from 4,600 feet to 9,773 feet. This trip take ...
Fields, OR - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 64
A primitive road, with wilderness on either side, leading to a gorgeous glacial cirque lake. Many trails and side trips. The last 6 miles are narrow, very slow, and contain multiple rocks and ruts; th ...
Government Camp, OR - Fishing,Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 54.6
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Special information: The Takilma community, a cluster of odd-looking houses along the East Fork Illinois River, dates to the 1960s counterculture movement. Residents are friendly but don’t like to be ...
Takilma, OR - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 31.6
Highlights include close-up views of Devil’s Peak and Mt. McLoughlin, the Sky Lakes’ two highest peaks. Smith Rock and Blue Rock aren’t bad either. An easy gravel road, except for the last mile which ...
Butte Falls, OR - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 50.4
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A beautiful drive along the Row River, Brice Creek, Noonday Ridge, and Sharps Creek. A stupendous panorama of the high peaks of the Central Cascades seen from Fairview Lookout, Bohemia Mountain, and t ...
Cottage Grove, OR - Fishing,Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 59
Bolan Lake sits in a pleasant little glacial cirque accessible only by unpaved road. It’s fairly popular, with a busy campground. Just before Bolan Lake, the 0.75-mile road (right) to Bolan Mountain L ...
Cave Junction, OR - Fishing,Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 43.2
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This is an extremely popular route with high peaks and long vistas. Begins on the lower Rogue at Galice and emerges on the even-lower Rogue at Agness. Much botanical interest. Bear Camp Road is one-la ...
Galice, OR - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 36
A challenging drive down to the Illinois River, then over a low-water bridge and back up to a high pass at the edge of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Trailhead to Pearsoll Peak. Side trip to Illinois Rive ...
Selma, OR - Fishing,Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10
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This road leads to the highest hiking trail on Mt. Hood, Oregon’s highest peak. It also features two campgrounds, an old lodge, many other trailheads, and a close-up view of the Eliot Glacier. Moderat ...
Hood River, OR - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 27
A beautiful gravel road along the East Fork of the Coquille River. Waterfalls, and remote, isolated farmland. Hilltop view of Coos Bay. Easy and leisurely.
Winston, OR - Fishing,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 52.5
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A remarkable 2-mile-long fissure in the central Oregon lava plateau. The road leads to a fire lookout. On an easy, wide, mostly level, gravel road. Arrow-straight for the first 4 miles, then a little ...
Christmas Valley, OR - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 2
Highlights include a small but spectacular volcanic area, desert ranchland, and the Peter French Round Barn historic site. Easy, paved road to Diamond Craters. Narrow, unpaved side roads in Diamond Cr ...
New Princeton, OR - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 50.5
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Highlights include a remote, isolated desert valley featuring a chain of dry lake beds and Duck Pond Ridge rising to the north. Easy, wide, mostly level gravel.
Fields, OR - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 26
Highlights include a challenging road, a lovely lake, and trailheads into one of Oregon’s most underrated wilderness areas. The Elk Lake Road is purposely kept to a low standard of maintenance to disc ...
Detroit, OR - Fishing,Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 14.8
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Highlights include a magnificent meadowed valley, with the two highest peaks in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness on either side. Many trailheads. Arguably the most exciting back road in southern Ore ...
Union Creek, OR - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 27
Awe-inspiring views, from a lookout tower, of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, the lava plateau east of the Cascade crest, Badger Creek Canyon, and everything in between. Excellent views leading up to the lookout ...
Parkdale, OR - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 31.6
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Highlights include two of the most beautiful, unusual waterfalls on Heaven or Earth. The drive up the Millicoma River Valley is also very scenic. Easy, though a little washboarded and possibly muddy t ...
Allegany, OR - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 48
Highlights include deer and antelope playing (but no buffalo roaming) on a desert plateau surrounded by high peaks, with a hot springs and a huge cliff that has an unbelievably beautiful chain of lake ...
Plush, OR - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 52
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