Take These 9 Country Roads In Oregon For An Unforgettable Scenic Drive

Oregon is full of so much natural beauty, that it can be overwhelming trying to see it all! This is what makes road trips so great — they allow you to sit back and revel in the state’s utter resplendence. Happily, Oregon is full of scenic state routes, beautiful byways, and incredible country roads, and you don’t have to have a full idea or plan in place to enjoy them; just hit the open road and see where it takes you! All you really need is a fresh tank of gas and some scenic routes to follow. And for this, we can help! Here are nine of the best scenic drives in Oregon — pick a drive and go on an adventure in the Beaver State!

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These roadways will take you on some unforgettable journeys. We encourage you to check them out. Also, please tell us about your picks for the best scenic drives in Oregon — we would love to hear about them!

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August 19, 2021

What are some of the most beautiful places in Oregon?

This question could easily take us days to answer, because the Beaver State is simply bursting with beauty! But we’ll try. Superlative stand outs in the Oregon beauty department include Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, the Oregon Coast, the Oregon desert, Mount Hood, Crater Lake, Smith Rock State Park, the Deschutes River, and Siskiyou Forest. But — these Oregon wonders really are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of beautiful spots in the state!

What’s the most scenic drive in Oregon?

We love the above nine options, and really do think they’re some of the best scenic drives in Oregon. But in terms of *the* most scenic drive? It’s a tie: first, the Columbia River Highway, which offers the most incredible panoramas of the Columbia River Gorge, as well as Crown Point and the Vista House; and the Three Capes Scenic Loop, an undeniably beautiful, 40-mile loop that showcases the best of the Oregon Coast.

What’s the most scenic place in Oregon?

Numerous overlooks and spots in Oregon are iconic and known for their immense scenic beauty. Among them are Multnomah Falls, Cape Perpetua, the Mount Hood Fruit Loop area, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach, and Silver Falls.