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Another great trip

We wanted to see all of the great drives and this certainly was one. Our drive along the coast and... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Daniel A
Beijing, China
Best road to the coast off I-5

This is a beautiful coast route and seems like the best one off I-5 I've ever been on and I was... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Grants Pass, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We wanted to see all of the great drives and this certainly was one. Our drive along the coast and meandering back and forth from the 5 freeway was just absolutely fabulous.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a beautiful coast route and seems like the best one off I-5 I've ever been on and I was born and raised in Oregon. Elkton has a couple of great restaurants (Arlene's) along the way and Tyee Landing restaurant is also VERY good!...More

1  Thank brendi934
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Heading south from Highway 101 in Reedsport Oregon to Scottsburg Oregon apron 20 miles is just beautiful. The 20 mile drive travels the whole way along the Umpqua River. You will see a herd of Elk as you just head south out of Reedsport, and...More

1  Thank hook1864
Reviewed 24 June 2017

very pretty scenic drive en route to the seashore. meanders along the edge of the river and lot of trees and possible sighting of deer or elk

Thank Anita R
Reviewed 19 April 2017

One of the prettiest drives between Reedsport and Interstate 5.. well worth the drive! Lotsa curves.. but you drive along the Umpqua River for quite awhile and it is so beautiful.

1  Thank Joanna T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Highway 38 is without doubt THE most beautiful drive from the interior valleys to the Oregon coast. By far the easiest to navigate, with numerous passing lanes and the flatest ,lowest elevation to the coast as well. I have been driving this Highway for almost...More

5  Thank Tom H
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We ventured down this Route 38 for about 30 miles before turning back. Next time we plan to venture farther. This drive was incredibly beautiful. We saw several Elk and several small waterfalls. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous!

Thank Deanna D
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Hwy 38 also known as the Umpqua Highway runs from I5 just south of Curtain near Anlauf ending at Reedsport. It is about 60 miles from I5 to the coast and is a very easy hour and twenty minutes even in my 40 foot Motorcoach....More

3  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Highway 38 is one of the many Oregon roads that access the coast from the Willamette Valley. The junction at the 5 is south of Cottage Grove and 38 winds its way through the little towns of Drain and Elkton before terminating downtown Reedsport. While...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Twisting mountain road beside a rushing river, tunnels & RV's. Fun drive from Eugene to Reedsport. Return home to Eugene, when tired at end of day, via Rt 138, which is much straighter and the easier drive.

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
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Cindy G
2 July 2016|
Response from lisa k | Reviewed this property |
We were headed from Crater Lake Oregon to the Oregon coast. We took Routes 38/138 and the falls were all along this route. We were given a map of the falls at a local campground. It is in the Umpqua Forrest area if I... More