Rest from busy I-5 on this 55-mile side-loop. Majestic mountains (such as Hood and Rainier) soar over lush green fields except in the forest areas; these areas are filled with Douglas Firs that sunlight can't quite part. Silver Falls State Park is intimate in spite of the thunder of its waterfalls.
Slow down to take in a peaceful countryside, rural towns that beam with Oregon history, shops, galleries, fresh fruit and flowers, and family festivals. Visit Oregon's largest winery, the Northwest's finest factory outlet stores, and a magnificent botanical garden.