Volcanic Legacy

  • Start: Klamath Falls, OR
  • End: Grants Pass, OR
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:39
  • Total Mileage: 403 Miles
  • Number of stops: 6


Poor Lewis and Clark. They culminated their 184 cross-country trek in a miserable nonstop rainy season at Ft. Clatsop, in the far northernwestern corner of Oregon. If they'd only come down to south-central Oregon, starting just past present-day Eugene, they would have found abundant wildlife and rivers, spied the beautiful blue of Crater Lake, seen amazing formations in Oregon Caves just west of today's Medford. Further south, in California, they would have walked the eerie landscape that is now Lava Beds National Monument and hiked the majestic Shasta Cascade Mountains. Today's visitor can circle back up into Oregon for stops at wineries, cheese factories, and boutique chocolate producers along with gourmet restaurants in the Medford/Ashland area. Adventurous types go for the river rafting and jetboating (in Grants Pass), kayaking and canoeing wilderness trails, bicycling rail trails, a treehouse resort or even a railroad car motel. It's truly an explorer's paradise.

Stop #3:

Nibbley’s Cafe
Klamath Falls, OR

Stop #5:

Harry & David Country Village
Medford, OR

Stop #6:

Happy Trails Cowboy Campground
Chiloquin, OR

Stop #7:

Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
Grants Pass, OR

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