Best Scenic Drives in Oregon

This list represents the most popular scenic drives in Oregon. Use this list to plan your next Oregon scenic drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Belknap Hot Springs Resort


A well-known commercial resort on the banks of the McKenzie River. Belknap Hot Springs has been a popular destination resort for Oregonians for more than 125 years. Since the 1870s the scalding hot…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Blue River, OR - Scenic Drives Best Trail in or - Click to view allBestScenic Drives Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Hot Lake Springs


A beautifully restored hotel and resort on the shores of a warm-water lake. The refurbished resort features 22 uniquely furnished guest rooms, a restaurant, a museum with a large collection of Native…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
La Grande, OR - Scenic Drives - 0
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#3. Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa


A full-service resort that includes a family-oriented recreation complex, spa facilities, one of the largest pools in the Pacific Northwest, a golf course, and overnight accommodations ranging from te…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Warm Springs, OR - Scenic Drives
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#4. Antelope (Hart Mountain) Hot Springs


A high-elevation, primitive hot spring located in the center of the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge. Situated near the head of Rock Creek in an aspen-dotted meadow, Antelope Hot Springs is a re…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Plush, OR - Off-Highway Drives, Scenic Drives
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#5. Ashland, Howard Prairie, Hyatt Lake


A 48.8-mile loop past three man-made lakes into the southern Oregon Cascade mountains and through the Bear Creek Valley. As the drive leaves the Bear Creek Valley at about 1,900 feet elevation, it cli…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Oregon"
Ashland, OR - Scenic Drives - 48.8 miles
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#6. Bagby Hot Springs


A well-known backcountry soaking site nestled in a grove of old-growth cedar and Douglas fir. Hand-hewn log bathtubs and circular cedar group tubs filled with steaming hot water attract diverse crowds…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Estacada, OR - Cross-Country Skiing, Scenic Drives - 3 miles
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#7. Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center


A worker-owned cooperative and intentional community situated in an old-growth forest, offering personal-growth retreats and group workshops. More than a half dozen hot springs pools and a natural sau…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Detroit, OR - Scenic Drives
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#8. Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs


A cascading series of hot soaking pools in a valley of old-growth cedars and Douglas fir. The popularity of Terwilliger Hot Springs is well deserved. The hushed stillness of the old-growth forest surr…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Eugene, OR - Scenic Drives - 1 mile
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#9. Deer Creek (Bigelow) Hot Springs


A warm soaking pool in a fern-lined grotto on the banks of the McKenzie River. Deer Creek Hot Springs is a mellow little soaking pool on the upper stretches of the McKenzie River. There’s only one soa…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
McKenzie Bridge, OR - Scenic Drives
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#10. Ritter Hot Springs


A historic overnight stop on the old stagecoach road between Pendleton and John Day. Present-day visitors delight in the same mineral water and rustic lodging that stagecoach passengers enjoyed one hu…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Ritter, OR - Scenic Drives
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#11. Northern Oregon Coast


A 110-mile drive on a paved highway along the northern Oregon Coast through resorts, picturesque oceanside communities, and forests. The route is framed by forest on the east while offering intermitte…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Oregon"
Tillamook, OR - Scenic Drives - 110 miles
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#12. Columbia River Gorge Historic Highway


A sixty-five-mile drive on paved roads through the most scenic section of the Columbia River Gorge from river level to 893 feet. The most scenic section of the Columbia River Gorge lies on the forty-t…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Scenic Drives - 65 miles
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#13. Mount Hood Loop


A ninety-mile paved signed loop around the southern slopes of Mount Hood and through the Hood River Valley to the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area. When the Columbia River Gorge drive is added from Ho…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Scenic Drives - 90 miles
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#14. Leslie Gulch - Succor Creek Back Country Byway


A 52-mile Type II drive through barren desert canyons and over sagebrush-covered plateaus. The byway offers spectacular views and unique geologic formations. The Leslie Gulch–Succor Creek Back Country…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Back Country Byways"
Adrian, OR - Scenic Drives - 52 miles
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#15. Crater Lake National Park


The deep blue color of Crater Lake has been the objective of many attempted descriptions, but none comes close to the impact you will feel on seeing it for the first time. The first name given to it b…
From the guidebook "Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks"
Crater Lake, OR - Scenic Drives
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#16. Cascade Lakes Highway


An eighty-seven-mile signed highway through the Central Cascade Mountains, skirting nine alpine lakes. From central Oregon’s high desert, the drive climbs to about 6,000 feet at Mount Bachelor. As it…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Oregon"
Sunriver, OR - Scenic Drives - 87 miles
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#17. Eugene to Tigard: 99 West


A 122-mile signed scenic drive through Willamette Valley cities, farms, vineyards, and historic areas. This route was the main north-south avenue through the fertile Willamette Valley for over thirty…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Oregon"
Corvallis, OR - Scenic Drives - 122 miles
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#18. Willow Creek (Whitehorse Ranch) Hot Springs


One of Oregon’s most remote rustic soaking pools, surrounded by sagebrush and low mountain ridges. Willow Creek Hot Springs is perfect for persons seeking a truly isolated soak far from population cen…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Fields, OR - Scenic Drives
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#19. Central Oregon Coast


A 123-mile drive along the Central Oregon Coast shoreline and sand dunes, affording spectacular views from water level and ridgetops. The route stays close to the ocean on the 123 miles between Lincol…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Oregon"
Florence, OR - Scenic Drives - 123 miles
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#20. Cove Warm Springs


A natural warm-water swimming pool and picnic area on the edge of a small town in Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley. Although Cove Warm Springs isn’t a steaming wilderness soak, it is a nice place for a fa…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Cove, OR - Scenic Drives
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