Forest Road 42 / Oregon Skyline Road

Star Ratings
5 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0
Scenery : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Police Presence : green 2 Motorcycle Road2.0
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.5

Info
Route Added By : Notarian
Date : November 23, 2010
Length : 42 kms / 26.1 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
November 23, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

BTW, following the road is easy with the exception of an ambiguous side road that can easily be mistaken for the FR42 route. The junction is Y shaped and one should keep left. There is no sign posting here, but there are bicycle road paintings that show the way with the number 42 on the tarmac.


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  • Notarian
  • Ducati 1098s, Multistrada, KTM 950sm
  • score: 394
November 23, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

With good tarmac and wonderful views of Mount Hood, Forest Rd 42 is by far the best route between the Estacada-Detroit Scenic Byway and Hwy 26. Ride from west to east and enjoy the majesty of Mt. Hood.

The scenic beauty of Mt. Hood over Timothy Lake may be the most spectacular in all of Oregon - stop for lunch and soak it up!


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  • Notarian
  • Ducati 1098s, Multistrada, KTM 950sm
  • score: 394