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.

  • #1 Belknap Hot Springs Resort

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    Blue River, OR

    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 ...
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    A well-known commercial resort on the banks of the McKenzie River. Belknap Hot Springs has been a popular destination resort ...

  • #2 Hot Lake Springs

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    La Grande, OR

    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 ...
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    A beautifully restored hotel and resort on the shores of a warm-water lake. The refurbished resort features 22 uniquely furnished ...

  • #3 Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa

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    Warm Springs, OR

    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 ...
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    A full-service resort that includes a family-oriented recreation complex, spa facilities, one of the largest pools in the ...

  • #4 Antelope (Hart Mountain) Hot Springs

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    Plush, OR

    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 ...
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    A high-elevation, primitive hot spring located in the center of the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge. Situated near ...

  • #5 Ashland, Howard Prairie, Hyatt Lake

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    Ashland, OR

    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, ...
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    A 48.8-mile loop past three man-made lakes into the southern Oregon Cascade mountains and through the Bear Creek Valley. ...

  • #6 Deer Creek (Bigelow) Hot Springs

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    McKenzie Bridge, OR

    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 ...
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    A warm soaking pool in a fern-lined grotto on the banks of the McKenzie River. Deer Creek Hot Springs is a mellow little ...

  • #7 Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center

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    Detroit, OR

    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 ...
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    A worker-owned cooperative and intentional community situated in an old-growth forest, offering personal-growth retreats ...

  • #8 Ritter Hot Springs

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    Ritter, OR

    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 ...
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    A historic overnight stop on the old stagecoach road between Pendleton and John Day. Present-day visitors delight in the ...

  • #9 Northern Oregon Coast

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    Tillamook, OR

    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 ...
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    A 110-mile drive on a paved highway along the northern Oregon Coast through resorts, picturesque oceanside communities, and ...

  • #10 Columbia River Gorge Historic Highway

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    Hood River, OR

    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 ...
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    A sixty-five-mile drive on paved roads through the most scenic section of the Columbia River Gorge from river level to 893 ...

  • #11 Mount Hood Loop

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    Government Camp, OR

    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 ...
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    A ninety-mile paved signed loop around the southern slopes of Mount Hood and through the Hood River Valley to the Columbia ...

  • #12 Leslie Gulch - Succor Creek Back Country Byway

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    Adrian, OR

    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 ...
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    A 52-mile Type II drive through barren desert canyons and over sagebrush-covered plateaus. The byway offers spectacular views ...

  • #13 Cascade Lakes Highway

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    Sunriver, OR

    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. ...
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    An eighty-seven-mile signed highway through the Central Cascade Mountains, skirting nine alpine lakes. From central Oregon’s ...

  • #14 Crater Lake National Park

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    Crater Lake, OR

    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 ...
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    The deep blue color of Crater Lake has been the objective of many attempted descriptions, but none comes close to the impact ...

  • #15 Umpqua Hot Springs

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    Roseburg, OR

    A series of soaking pools atop a 100-foot terrace that overlooks the North Umpqua River. Few hot springs in the Pacific Northwest are as scenic as Umpqua. Over thousands of years the mineral ...
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    A series of soaking pools atop a 100-foot terrace that overlooks the North Umpqua River. Few hot springs in the Pacific Northwest ...

  • #16 Eugene to Tigard: 99 West

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    Corvallis, OR

    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 ...
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    A 122-mile signed scenic drive through Willamette Valley cities, farms, vineyards, and historic areas. This route was the ...

  • #17 Willow Creek (Whitehorse Ranch) Hot Springs

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    Fields, OR

    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 ...
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    One of Oregon’s most remote rustic soaking pools, surrounded by sagebrush and low mountain ridges. Willow Creek Hot Springs ...

  • #18 Cove Warm Springs

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    Cove, OR

    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 ...
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    A natural warm-water swimming pool and picnic area on the edge of a small town in Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley. Although ...

  • #19 Central Oregon Coast

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    Florence, OR

    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 ...
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    A 123-mile drive along the Central Oregon Coast shoreline and sand dunes, affording spectacular views from water level and ...

  • #20 Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

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    Joseph, OR

    One of the more rugged and least accessible areas in the nation, Hells Canyon incorporates a 71-mile stretch of the fantastic Snake River Canyon. The black basalt walls give a forbidding appearance ...
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    One of the more rugged and least accessible areas in the nation, Hells Canyon incorporates a 71-mile stretch of the fantastic ...