This road is one of the favorites of the local Portland riders. Rather easy to tell really, since I saw a half-dozen riders on this road in 10 minutes and that was more than I’d seen in the previous 3 hours.
This road starts up at the top near the quasi-hamlet of Pittsburg and comes down out of the Northwestern Oregon evergreen forests. It’s chilly up there in the trees, but if the sun is out you’ll warm up on the way down.
While this road seems to be mostly sweepers, they’re rather nice sweepers that just keep coming for mile after mile. Just keep an eye out for traffic on this road, as its proximity to Portland makes it a little busier than comparable roads.
If you’re careful, you can maintain a really nice pace on S-V Highway. I was passed by a couple riders on sportbikes who were running a somewhat more imprudent pace, but the curves are still quite enjoyable around 40-50 mph.
- Road Name: Scappoose-Vernonia Highway
- Counties: Columbia(OR)
- Length: 20 miles
- Towns: Pittsburg, Scappoose, Spitzenburg