Back: The Diverse Loop Tour including Ashland & the South Umpqua River

The Santiam Pass on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway:

The North Santiam River decked in wild blackberries on the Santiam Pass in the Cascade Mountains.

Marion Creek at Marion Forks and turning off the Santiam Pass towards the trailhead for Marion Waterfalls.

Mt Washington with snow covered flanks in spring on the Santiam Pass.

Mt Washington in the Cascades of Oregon, on a cloudy day in late autumn on the Santiam Pass.

The McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Oregon Scenic Byway,
or the Old Highway, from Sisters, Oregon (open only during summer):

Mt Jefferson just east of the Summit.

North & Middle Sister on the Scenic McKenzie Pass.

Summit on the Scenic McKenzie Pass.

Viewpoint at the Summit on the Scenic McKenzie Highway.

Mt Washington on the Summit.

Hiking to Proxy Waterfalls: the Lower and Upper Waterfalls.

Autumn on the Scenic McKenzie Pass.

Unmarked Waterfall hidden in the forest at a clearing on the Scenic McKenzie Pass.

The McKenzie Pass on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway:

Hiking the Waterfalls Loop Trail:

Park the car at Koosah Waterfall and begin.

Hike downstream on the wild and scenic McKenzie River to Carmen Reservoir and cross the bridge.

A brief excursion off the trail to partake the McKenzie.

Hiking upstream along the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, page 1 and page 2.

Koosah Waterfall again, photographed this time from across the river.

Hiking above Sahalie, and Sahalie Falls to the Rocky Gorge below.

The McKenzie River upstream from Sahalie Waterfalls.

Crossing the bridge on the Waterfalls Loop Hiking Trail and heading downstream again.

Powerful Sahalie Waterfall near the headwaters of the McKenzie River.

Hiking the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail in Autumn.

The "Aufderheide" from the McKenzie Bridge on Hwy 126, or the McKenzie Pass, to Hwy 58,
or the Willamette Pass, just west of Oakridge, Oregon.

Hiking in the Three Sisters Wilderness: French Pete Trail on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway.

Traveling the "Aufderheide" along the South McKenzie River in the latter days of summer and in Autumn.

The tumultuous Roaring River on the "Aufderheide."

The north fork of the middle fork of the Willamette River - the wild and scenic Willamette River: page 1 and page 2.

Highway 58 or the Willamette Pass through the Cascade Mountains in Oregon

McCredie Hot Springs on the Willamette Pass.

Salt Creek Falls on the Willamette Pass in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.

Diamond Peak viewed from Odell Lake on the Willamette Pass in Oregon.

Crescent Lake off the Willamette Pass, near Diamond Peak Wilderness Area.

 

Next: Umpqua Waterfalls Tour: Travel Directions touring/traveling on the Umpqua Scenic Byway.

Listing pages:

Page 1: Site Structure and Breakdown, Page 2: Category Headings, Page 3: The Umpqua River and Tributaries, Page 4: Crater Lake National Park, Page 5: Little Known Special Places near Crater Lake National Park, Page 6: Oregon and California Coasts and Redwoods, Page 7: Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway, Page 8: The 75 mile stretch from Smith Rock State Park to Newberry National Volcanic Monument and the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, Page 9: Oregon Outback Scenic Byway, Page 10: Surprise Valley - the Warner Mountains, Page 11: the Salmon River in northern California, page 12, the Shasta Trinity Tour, Page 13: Crater Lake on the Diverse Loop Tour and Page 14: The Beautiful West Cascades National Scenic Byway in Oregon.