West Cascades Scenic Byway
National Forest: Mt. Hood National Forest, Willamette National Forest
Length: 220.0 mi / 354.1 km
Time to Allow: Eight hours to enjoy the byway
This byway offers some of the best up-close views of thundering waterfalls, ancient forests, rushing whitewater, and cool, placid lakes. The drive begins in the historic logging city of Estacada, immersing you in old growth forest. Continue and see snowcapped volcanic peaks and the breathtaking Wild and Scenic Clackamas River.
Along the West Cascades Scenic Byway, scenery combines with recreation to provide a fantastic haven for any traveler. Let the solitude and serenity of the surrounding evergreens and majestic mountains relax you.
Find tasty treasure and enjoy the striking beauty of our National Forests as you hunt for Oregon's prized state mushroom, the Pacific Golden Chanterelle, along the West Cascades Scenic Byway.
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2-Day Trip: Relaxing on the West Cascades
Along the West Cascades Scenic Byway are creations of man intermixed with nature, history, and culture displayed along the roadway for all to see.