2017 Drive to Skamenia Lodge

Summary:

Start in the Parking Lot of Shari Cafe on Whhitaker Road. From there go on I5, cross the Columbia River, Take exit 9 towards Battle Ground and stop at Yale Park. From there follow the road along Yale Lake and Swift Reservoir to the McClellan Overlook. After a short stop continue down to the Columbia River, turn onto Hwy 14 towards Stevenson and take the exit up to Skamenia Lodge. 

Original Date:

September 2017

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

Shari’s Cafe and Pies, North Whitaker Road, Portland, OR

Destination:

Skamania Lodge, Southwest Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA

Tour Distance:

45.2 + 27.6 + 34.4 miles ( 107.2 miles)

Driving Time:

~3 hours

Scenic App: 

This tour is not yet in the Club’s Scenic Library. 

GPX: 

GPX data for your Navigation App: N/A

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2017 Midweek Drive to McMinnville

Summary:

Start in the Parking Lot of Fred Meyer on Imbrie Drive in Hillsboro and follow these directions to Bald Peak Viewpoint for a rest stop. From there the rote leads to Yamhill and ona big loop around McMinnville to the lunch stop at Mazatlan Mexican on OR-99W at the outskirts of McMinnville.

Tour Document:

Original Date:

June 2017

Pictures:

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

Fred Meyer, Northeast Imbrie Drive, Hillsboro, OR

Destination:

Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant, 2714 OR-99W, McMinnville, OR 97128

Tour Distance:

28 + 55.6 miles (63.6 miles)

Driving Time:

~3 hours

Scenic App: 

This tour is not yet in the Club’s Scenic Library. 

GPX: 

GPX data for your Navigation App: N/A

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Covered Bridge Tour #3

Summary:

Featuring Siuslaw River Road and a visit to Layng/Mosby Creek, Currin, Dorena, Stewart, Coyote/Battle Creek, WildcatCreek/Austa, Centennial and Chambers covered bridges.

Can be a two day trip with Tour #4

Tour Document:

Original Date:

8/25/2012

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

Safeway parking lot –  Commercial St. S. E. Salem

Destination:

Village Green Resort and Gardens – Cottage Grove

Tour Distance:

254.4 mi.

Driving Time:

4+ hours

Google Map:

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Covered Bridge Tour #4

Summary:

Featuring Aufderheide Scenic Drive, one of the nations first National Scenic Byways and a visit to Parvin, Lowell, Unity, Pengra, Office, Belknap, Goodpasture, Wendling and Earnest Covered Bridges.

Includes two options to cut some mileage (and one or two bridges) from the route.

Can be a two day trip with Tour #3

Tour Document:

Original Date:

8/26/2012

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

Village Green Resort and Gardens – Cottage Grove

Destination:

End point is I-5 and OR-22 in Salem

Tour Distance:

230+ mi.

Mileage near the end seems to be incorrect or out of order, but directions are good.

Driving Time:

4+ hours

Google Map:

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Covered Bridge Tour #1

Summary:

Visit Bear Creak, Chitwood, Hayden, Harris and Ritner covered bridges.Can be a two day trip with Tour #2

Tour Document:

Original Date:

10/3/2009

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

J’s Restaurant & Lounge – Newberg

Destination:

Oregon Garden Resort – Silverton(or optional return route to Portland included)

Tour Distance:

265.5 mi. to Oregon Garden Resort

Driving Time:

4+ hours

Google Map:

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Covered Bridge Tour #2

Summary:

Visit Gallon House, Stayton-Jordon, Hannah, Shimanek, Larwood, Hoffman and Gilkey covered bridges.

Can be a two day trip with Tour #1

Tour Document:

Original Date:

10/4/2009

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

Oregon Garden Resort – Silverton

Destination:

Oregon Garden Resort – Silverton
(or optional return route to Portland included)

Tour Distance:

112 mi. round trip from/to Oregon Garden Resort

Driving Time:

4+ hours

Google Map:

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2019 October SUV Group Tour – SUVs and Schnitzels

Summary:

The drive starts in Oregon City, from there to Redwoods, Viola and Estacada. At Estecada we start the drive on Hwy 224 along the beautiful Clackamas River, after a rest stop at the Ripplebrook Ranger Station we continue on NF-46 to Breitenbush and then reach Detroit Lake for a second rest stop at the Ranger Station. The final leg of the tour leads us to Salem and on to Keizer where we end the drive at the Bargarten Restaurant for greta German food.

Original Date:

10/26/2019

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

Shari’s Cafe and Pies
1926 McLoughlin Blvd
Oregon City, OR 97045

Destination:

1st Rest Stop:
Ripplebrook Camp Store
59870 Clackamas Hwy
Estacada, OR 97023

2nd Rest Stop:
Detroit Ranger Station
44125 N Santiam Hwy
Detroit OR, 97360

Lunch Stop:
Bargarten Bavarian Social Haus
6045 Keizer Station Blvd
Keizer, OR 97303

Tour Distance:

~144 Miles (60 Miles + 29 Miles + 55 Miles) plus distance to Starting Point in Oregon City and Return Drive from Keizer

Driving Time:

~3 3/4 hours 

Google Maps:

Google Map:

Scenic App:

SUVs and Schnitzels to Bargarten

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2019 October Arrive & Drive to Sweet Home
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2019 October Arrive & Drive to Sweet Home

Summary:

The drive starts at the End of Oregon Trail in Oregon City and leads south through the Willamette Valley for a Rest Stop at the Silver Falls State Park. From there the route leads into Lane County, over the Shimanek Covered Bridge to Sweet Home for Lunch.

Tour Document:

10/12/19 Arrive and Drive to Sweet Home

Original Date:

10/12/2019

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

End of the Oregon Trail, Parking Lot
1726 Washington St,
Oregon City, OR 97045

Destination:

Rest Stop:
Silver Falls State Park
20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE,
Sublimity, OR 97385

Lunch Stop:
Skyline Inn
2425 Main St.,
Sweet Home, OR 97386

Tour Distance:

~114 Miles (62 Miles + 52 Miles) plus distance to Starting Point in Oregon City and Return Drive from Sweet Home

Driving Time:

~3 hours 

Google Maps:

Google Map:

Scenic App:

October 2019 Arrive & Drive

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2019 October Casual Midweek Drive Mt. Hood

Summary:

The drive starts at the Lewis & Clark Recreation Area in Troutdale on the west side of Mount Hood. We drive along the Sandy River on the Old Columbia Highway, then wind our way over to Hwy 26 for a rest stop in Government Camp on the south side of Mount Hood. We then leave toward Hood River and soon turn onto a narrow National Forest Road for a wide loop that leads us back to Hwy 26, which we then follow down to Welches for Lunch at the Rendezvous Grill.

Original Date:

10/10/2019

Last Update:

N/A

Starting Point:

Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site
1 Jordan Rd,
Troutdale, OR 97060

Destination:

Rest Stop:
Government Camp Rest Area
Milepost 54, Mt Hood Hwy,
Government Camp, OR 97028

Lunch Stop:
Rendezvous Grill
67149 US-26,
Welches, OR 97067

Tour Distance:

~98 Miles (50 Miles + 48 Miles) plus distance to Starting Point in Troutdale and Return Drive from Welches

Driving Time:

~2 1/2 hours 

Google Maps:

Google Map:

Scenic App:

October 2019 Midweek Casual Drive

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