Nestucca River Back Country Byway
Length: 48.0 mi / 77.2 km
Time to Allow: Allow 1 1/2 hours to drive the byway.
Follow the Nestucca River through a wooded canyon. The river has been designated an Oregon State Scenic Waterway. The canyon is lined with weathered cliffs made of seafloor sandstones and basalts. The walls are covered by lichens, worts, and mosses. The woods lining the canyon is a temperate rain forest because it rains 120 inches annually. The area is considered one of the richest biomasses in the world.
Places to picnic and camp are currently available. More recreational facilities are planned to follow.
Drive the Nestucca River Back Country Byway from Carlton to Beaver and be enveloped in a sea of nature. Filled with lush green and blues, this coastal area of western Oregon is considered one of the richest biomasses in the world.