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3 out of 5 Rider Rating 3
4 Reviews

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By GJRonK (2501 McR Points) on Aug 30, 2014

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MReichow
2 McR Points
September 12, 2015
Great curves through beautiful wooded 2 lane. It…
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Big_Mike
457 McR Points
December 12, 2019
Awesome river canyon and mountain riding. As…
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Written Directions

Starting from Banks (about 12 miles west of Portland), head west on Hwy. 6 to Tillamook.

Scenery

The lower elevations have many hay and livestock farms which get more sparse as the elevation rises. In addition, much of the route is in the Tillamook State Forest. It is hard to really see much of the geology (read: rocks) as you travel, since there are trees growing all along the way. The usual deciduous trees giving way to more conifers (like pine and fir) at higher elevations, although the roadway only has one pass at 1,586'. The route down from there along the Wilson River is quite nice. There are no challenging turns or difficult portions as most of the route is four lane and there is quite a bit of traffic. All the mountain routes in this part of the country are beautiful. What can you say about them?

Drive Enjoyment

Good four lane paving. No difficult turns.

Tourism Opportunities

Between the towns, I don't recall much of any services, but then it's only 50 miles.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

Probably the best part of this route is at Tillamook where the tourists all flock to the Cheese Factory. If you can handle the crowds, do get some of their ice cream--it's great!

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MReichow
September 12, 2015
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Great curves through beautiful wooded 2 lane. It can get cold going through the mountains. Totally recommend this ride.
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Big_Mike
December 12, 2019
457 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Awesome river canyon and mountain riding. As mentioned, will often get chilly as you get close to Tillamook.
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WP
November 29, 2020
38 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Road designed for Sportbike. OR 26 better for Adventure or Touring class.
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