This is one of the top 5 roads to ride in Oregon.
You start out in Grants Pass and head into a high desert area with lots of pine trees.
In Cave Junction you can take State Highway 46 to the only quartz caves in North America, the Oregon caves.
It is a fun tour as well.
But back to Highway 199.
You then enter the Smith River canyon as the road hugs the north canyon wall, with some beautiful views of the river and canyon.
Then you enter the northern section of the Redwood forest and then onto Crescent City, California, and Highway 101 on the coast.
You can then choice to go south and onto the avenue of the giants to see more of the Redwoods, or north to see the dunes of Gold Beach, Oregon.
Either way, it is a wonderful ride.
There are some twisties, but all in all, not a hard road to go on at all.
- Jeffery Miesen (10/15/12)
Highway 199 from Grants Pass to Crescent City goes through the Coastal Mountain Range, not the Cascade Range!
And it goes through the Smith River Canyon along the Smith River, not the Klamath River!
It also goes right through Redwood National Forest!
Truly one of the finest rides in the world!
- Paul Boomer (5/2/08)
Great twisty 2-lane road through the Cascades on the California side of 199.
Lots of elevation with lots of views.
Follows the Klamath River for a while with lots of campgrounds in the middle of 199.
Oregon end of 199 is flat with several small towns.
- James West, Eugene, Oregon (10/26/07)