Robert Aufderheide Memorial Drive

Westfir, Oregon

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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.
National Forest Scenic Byways Far West

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National Forest Scenic Byways Far West

by Beverly R. Magley (Falcon Guides)

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.

©  Beverly R. Magley/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Westfir
Distance: 70
Season: Open from May until the end of October
Local Contacts: Willamette National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Robert Aufderheide Memorial Drive

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