"Thor's Well" at Cape Perpetua.

Take a 10-Day Coastal Oregon Road Trip

For many travelers, following the coastal highway U.S. 101 along the rugged Oregon coast is the trip of a lifetime. Twisting roads, slow-moving traffic, and jaw-dropping vistas are sure to slow you down, so start out by planning flexibility into your schedule.

View from atop a golden grassy hill of a sandy peninsula.

Exploring the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area

Today, in addition to its biological importance, the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area is a mecca for some 6,000 hikers annually and for anglers who target the salmon and steelhead runs on the Salmon River. Learn more about exploring Cascade Head along Oregon’s north coast.