un jour / 194 miles / 6 heures 27 minutes
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.
9:00 - 0 miles / 0 - 9:00
Estacada is the northern gateway to the West Cascades Scenic Byway and provides many features for visitors to explore as they head out on the road.
10:30 - 136.3 miles / 4 heures 32 minutes - 15:02
When full, Cougar Reservoir stretches for 6 miles and covers
1,280 acres. The dam, located at the north end of the reservoir,
was completed in 1963. It is the tallest rock-filled dam in Oregon.
The view from alongside the reservoir provides outstanding vistas
into the French Pete addition to the Three Sisters Wilderness
16:02 - 0.6 miles / une minute - 16:03
A former lumber town, this community is located near Oakridge, on the southern end of the West Cascades Scenic Byway. The first excavation of the town was construction of the mill in 1922. This old mill remains in operation on its original site. The Westfir Covered Bridge, originally built in 1944, connected the Westfir Lumber Company to the main office. Today, the office is the Westfir Lodge Bed and Breakfast, which still contains the original vault.
16:43 - 56.7 miles / une heure 53 minutes - 18:37