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Old 06-03-2014, 08:39 PM   #1
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Route Suggestions: Wenatchee Wa to Kalamath Falls Oregon

Destination changed... my training is actually going to be held in Cottage Grove Oregon, not Klamath Falls.



So my employer will pay me to travel (on my KTM690) from Wenatchee Washington to COTTAGE GROVE Oregon but I have to leave Wenatchee sunday morning and arrive by 6 pm Monday in kalamath Falls.

I'm on a KTM 690 with a pretty comfy seat and a windshield so super slab isn't preferred but its doable. A little dirt, a lot of twisty 50-60mph roads and nice scenery/corners would be great.

Give me a route and if you really feel generous a GPX file!


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Old 06-03-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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Hwy 97?

it's really an awesome road,,at 110 mph.

otherwise,,,well , you know.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:28 PM   #3
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Oh,,and it's Klamath Falls,,home of the mighty PELICANS!
Do a google map search,,destination,,tell it to avoid main highways,,turns a 6 hour ride into almost 12,,,depending,,
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:23 PM   #4
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US 395 from Pendleton down to Burns has some nice twisties. South of Burns not so much. Highway 97 is thick with tourists this time of year.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:23 PM   #5
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I'm not that familiar with Oregon, but as far as Washington goes, what about......

WABDR from Wenatchee to Ellensburg, Starting Up Number 2 Canyon Road then pick up the track south from there

HWY 820 - Canyon Road through the Yakima River Canyon

HWY 97 towards Toppenish, then HWY 22 towards Mabton

Glade Road (Mabton-Bickleton Road on the Google Map) South all the way to Goldendale. Really nice road, I ride it all the time. Bluebird Cafe in Bickleton has great burgers.

Should put you in Oregon in the early evening, probably 260 or so miles to get to Biggs Junction.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the ideas... just a reminder I'm heading for Cottage Grove OR now, not Klamath falls.

I like the idea of doing some of the WABDR on the way down. I rode it last year and it was a blast. Mabton-Bickleton Road looks good to.

I can't find Hwy 820 or Canyon Road but it sounds pretty twisty and very interesting.

Please keep ideas coming.
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Thanks for the ideas... just a reminder I'm heading for Cottage Grove OR now, not Klamath falls.

I like the idea of doing some of the WABDR on the way down. I rode it last year and it was a blast. Mabton-Bickleton Road looks good to.

I can't find Hwy 820 or Canyon Road but it sounds pretty twisty and very interesting.

Please keep ideas coming.

Canyon road travels south out of Ellensburg along the Yakima River Canyon. It starts at I-82 exit 109(?). Also, it's Hwy 821.....sorry.


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Canyon road travels south out of Ellensburg along the Yakima River Canyon. It starts at I-82 exit 109(?). Also, it's Hwy 821.....sorry.


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follows the river thru the reservation,,,wonderful road! Years ago,,you could fly!,,now,,,

DO NOT SPEED ON THAT ROAD!,,,unmarked res. cops will nail you!
lookout for a light grey Dodge charger, but they have others too! They won't hesitate to follow you, and match you turn for turn,,and it's their road,,you won't shake them!
This is FUN,,until the red and blue starts flashing.
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Canyon road isn't reservation, but it is very well patrolled by LEOs. Just stay somewhat close to posted speed and you won't have an issue.
Once you meet up with Hwy 97 out of Yakima then you are on the Yakama Reservation which is patrolled by Tribal Patrol as well as WSP and YSO. That stretch of road is pretty straight so just keep to the posted and you won't have any problems at all.



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Old 06-05-2014, 10:15 PM   #10
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Thanks for the warnings... I'll be sure to watch my speed through there.

Any ideas for Oregon?
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:04 AM   #11
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With only two days you are really limited. If you had a week I'd suggest down obcdr5 to Prineville, west on 4 to Sisters and down the best route, 3 to Cottage grove. Did the 4/3/2/5 loop 2 years ago on my 690, fantastic ride.

97 is the worst road in the state for riding, at least the section from Bend to KFalls.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:44 AM   #12
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Wbedient - how was your ride and which route did you end up taking?
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:55 AM   #13
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It is next week/ weekend... still looking at options for routes. I think I'll have to settle for enjoying the ride on pavement and forget about taking much dirt in the interest of time.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:47 AM   #14
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Here is an excellent route. The forest service roads on the route in Oregon are paved.

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Old 06-10-2014, 12:02 PM   #15
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Yup, lack of riding time is something I can definitely relate to

But if riding time suddenly becomes available, don't forget about the Wallowa Valley Adventure Jambo.
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