Totally deserted most of the time, long straight sections that really make you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Animals straying into the road can be a problem sometimes and not that many nice corners, but a great straight blast. Consider returning via the A838 to make a nice loop. Not many fuel stops in this part of the world so make sure you fuel up properly.
Brilliant run and a toss up between a 4 or 5 star road. I went with 4 because there are an average number of straights. But, ideally Hwy 6 has just about everything - big sweepers, some tight twisties, a mental sinuous section near Needles, broad valleys, big mountains and forests. The Needles - Fauquier ferry across Lake Arrow is free.
Okay, you are heading south in search of good roads and youve taken Nacimiento/Fergeson Road to Fort Hunter-Liggit and G14 south past Lakes San Antonio and Nacimiento. About 6 miles past Nacimiento Dam youll come to Chimney Rock Road.
Turn right onto it and enjoy fine tarmac and undulating twisties for the next five miles. Then youll come to Adelaide Drive on the left. Take it and it leads to Vineyard Drive after about 3 miles.
Vineyard Drive is just that. Vineyards and wineries along the road. This section is more travelled than the first sections but a very pleasant way to wind yourself south to Hwy 46
There are a few interesting short rides off Chimney Rock and Adelaide such as Klau Mines Rd and Cypress Mountain Rd. Short but sweet if time to explore.
Wine money ensures the road conditions are maintained in good order.
Nice little section, also try the L404 if you can
With good tarmac and wonderful views of Mount Hood, Forest Rd 42 is by far the best route between the Estacada-Detroit Scenic Byway and Hwy 26. Ride from west to east and enjoy the majesty of Mt. Hood.
The scenic beauty of Mt. Hood over Timothy Lake may be the most spectacular in all of Oregon - stop for lunch and soak it up!