A 70-mile highway alongside cascading streams and through lush forests. Robert Aufderheide Memorial Drive travels north from Westfir along the North Fork of the Middle Fork Willamette River, crosses a small pass at Box Canyon, and descends along the South Fork of the McKenzie River, past Cougar Reservoir to the junction of Forest Road 19 and Oregon Route 126. The two-lane paved road has frequent turnouts for scenic and recreational access, and it is a popular bicycling route. Elevations range from 1,052 to 3,728 feet.
Special attractions: Old-growth forest, Cougar Reservoir, Wild and Scenic North Fork of the Middle Fork Willamette River, Waldo Lake and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas, colorful autumn foliage, horse and foot trails, camping. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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