I-5 doesn’t have to be a long, boring drive… You’re a little ahead of schedule and you’ve got a few extra hours, so what’s your hurry? Why not take a side trip? Get off the Interstate and discover the real America… small towns, scenic coastlines, historic communities and some of the west coast’s most enjoyable roadtrips.
Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
Length: 66.0 mi / 106.2 km
Time: Take three to five hours to visit this byway.
Fees: There are fees associated with parking for more than a few hours near trailhead markers. Also, permits are required.
Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway cuts a path through the mountains, lakes, and forests of central Oregon. Volcanism and glaciation formed more than 150 lakes for which the region is well known. See outstanding examples of lava flows, alpine lakes, and meadows. Cross paths taken by such historic figures as