Oregon Softroading Excursions

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Excursions listed here are merely suggestions & ideas for planning your own trips. Always research  your destination before setting out.  Know the limits of your vehicle, and travel with adequate navigational & communication tools, recovery gear, and survival supplies.

CENTRAL OREGON

Broken Top Wilderness

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Diamond Peak Wilderness

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Jack Creek - Metolius Area

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Mowich > Mt. Thielsen Area

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COAST RANGE

KLAMATH

Klamath Lake / East Side

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Pelican Butte

coming soon

SOUTHEAST OREGON

WILLAMETTE VALLEY

Eagle Creek Road

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Lookout Point Lake Area

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Noonday Trail

coming soon

Mohawk Valley / Coburg Hills

MULTIPLE VIDEOS + WRITE-UP

North Mohawk

VIDEO
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Oregon Additional Resources

OREGON BACK COUNTRY DISCOVERY ROUTES
This is a set of six maps detailing off-pavement routes crossing various regions of Oregon. While these look intriguing, I haven't purchased or attempted any of these yet (if you have, I would love to hear about your experience). Looks like you would need to plan on camping at least a night or two in order to complete a route. Oregon Back Country Discovery Routes Website

OREGON BYWAYS
This is a nice little handbook with backroads excursions all over the state, with a heavy concentration in the southwest corner, where the author is from. Each drive is written up in detail and includes directions and a basic map. So far there is almost no overlap between excursions on my site and what's in this book, although he has documented a number of places I'm planning to visit, and part of my Eugene-Coast softroading route uses a road that makes up part of one of his coast range trips. Anyway, I take this with me anytime I travel around Oregon in case I need some exploration inspiration.
Oregon Byways by Art Bernstein