1. Historic Highway 101 Bridge

2. Camping and Picnic Sites

3. Fishing, Salmon and Steelhead

4. National Wild and Scenic Byway

5. Recreational/Hiking, Rafting

6. Scenic Coquille River Valley

7. National Wild and Scenic Byway


This 100-mile loop tour takes you through the country that made Oregon famous. From an ocean view at Gold Beach, the route travels to the small rural community of Powers. The route parallels the Rogue River.

The Illinois River joins the Rogue at the small community of Agness. The rivers form a gorge of unsurpassed beauty. Upon reaching Highway 42 the route travels through Myrtle Point and Coquille. The route then courses down the broad, meandering Coquille River Valley.

Highway 42-S is a State of Oregon Scenic Highway. The route ends at Bandon on Highway 101. Ten miles of the route is gravelled, with some narrow, single lane sections to watch for.

Estimated travel time: One day

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