Oregon Scenic Bikeways

The Oregon Scenic Bikeways are the best bike rides in Oregon, showcasing the state’s beautiful scenery, history and its local communities. The program is the first of its kind in the country. The routes are nominated by locals and selected by Oregon State Parks. Bikeways are official state-designated routes with printable and digital maps as well as on-road signage.

Many of the bikeways do not have cell service and are on roads with car and truck traffic. For car-free riding, check out the Banks-Vernonia trail on the Tualatin Valley Bikeway and the Rowe River trail on the Covered Bridges Bikeway.

Thank you to our friends at Oregon State Parks with whom we manage the Scenic Bikeway program. You can download the Oregon Scenic Bikeways Guide,or order printed guides from Travel Oregon.

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Current Road Conditions:

McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway: McKenzie Pass is currently closed to all vehicular traffic. To see traffic updates on Hwy 242, visit https://www.tripcheck.com/

Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway: Construction at State Capital State Park. Fencing and construction equipment is blocking the bikeway sign. Park is open. Ride through park to continue to Winter Street. Detour map

First Come, First Served Hiker/Biker Camping

Many state parks offer camping areas for campers hiking or bicycling into the park (without motor vehicle support). An overnight stay is typically $7 – $8 per person and the maximum stay is 3 consecutive days in a 7-day period, per campground (except for Harris Beach State Park, which allows 3 days in a 14-day period). The camping areas are first-come, first-served and usually include shared fire rings and picnic tables. Water and restrooms may be some distance away. Find A Park with hiker/biker areas.

Find the right bikeway for you with our rating system: Mild, Moderate, Challenging and Extreme.