South Mountain Road
About this route
From the town of Alsea, this route travels to the Alsea Falls Recreation Site via the Alsea Backcountry Byway (paved) and returns via unpaved South Mountain Road. The route is 19 miles, with 1600' of climbing, and is 29% unpaved.
Starting location: Alsea (see location). Parking is available along Main Street.
Distance & drive time (from downtown Corvallis): 24 miles; 34 minutes
RWGPS route map: 19 miles; +1650'; 29% unpaved.
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Places on the route
Alsea Falls Recreation Site
South Fork of the Alsea River (see video of salmon spawning in the river)