Oregon State Route 410 ‘Bull Run to Baker Road’

Please note: I did this road in June of 2009. Much has changed in Central Oregon since then and some services are no longer available. During my week in Central Oregon last summer, I’d met and spoken with many riders who’d ridden up US 395 and come up through John Day. They were looking for… Continue reading Oregon State Route 410 ‘Bull Run to Baker Road’

Oregon State Route 245 ‘Dooley Mountain Highway’

Way over in the eastern end of Oregon, is one of the most challenging sections of rural highway Oregon has to offer. Called Dooley Mountain Highway, it’s an amazing piece of road that leaves almost no time at all to enjoy, let alone ponder, the fantastic scenery from 4000′ or so feet up. Abandoned Barn… Continue reading Oregon State Route 245 ‘Dooley Mountain Highway’

Washington State Route 142

Washington State Route 142 is one of those odd little rural highways that were carved out of the native landscape to serve some of the small and medium sized town in the area. The section from Goldendale to the first set of twisties is about 8 miles long, but once you’ve got the straight section… Continue reading Washington State Route 142

Yachats River Road

Following the Yachats River back up into the Oregon Coastal hills is this eponymous little road. It starts out inside the also eponymous little town of Yachats right off US 101 with a funky uphill and acute-angled intersection that goes right up the side of the hill. Once you’re a few blocks in and getting… Continue reading Yachats River Road