This route starts and ends in Sandy, OR. It was inspired by ´Hoons Ride to the Coast and Back´. The route takes you westward from Sandy to Wilsonville and takes some nice twisty roads along the Nestucca River. Once on the coast, you´ll drive past Cape lookout for some breathtaking views of the Oregon coast. Continuing north, you´ll drive through Tillamook, Seaside and Astoria (all great coastal towns to stop for a bite to eat). Coming out of Astoria, you´ll head into Washington via the gorgeous Astoria Bridge. Make your way to SR-4 to begin the trip back East along the northern bank of the majestic Columbia River. We´ll continue East along the River using a combination of SR-4, I-5 and SR-14 as we head to Hood River, OR. This is yet another great town to stop for a bite, gas up or simply stretch your legs. Heading south on Hwy 35 you´ll witness the awe inspiring views of Mt Hood as you head home to Sandy.