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Territorial Highway Edition

Eugene, Cascades & Coast GeoTour

Berries at the Farmers Market by Vernon WilliamsThis edition features multi-part and puzzle caches for heightened intrigue. It covers a 93-mile (149.66 km) loop across the Willamette Valley and along Territorial Highway.

Ramble country roads, unearth small town secrets and soak up the natural beauty of rural Oregon life. Linger at farm-to-table restaurants, ride bicycles through rolling vineyards and shop fresh produce at seasonal roadside stands.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Willamette wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms crafting world renowned pinots
  • Scenic byways and bikeways roll in the shadows of old stage coach routes and the Applegate National Historic Trail
  • Six historic covered bridges
  • Fern Ridge Reservoir - Audubon Society designated Important Birding Area
  • Waterfalls and shady woodlands
  • An old gold rush town turned Hollywood film destination
  • U-pick farms, farm stands and pastoral lands
  • Boutiques, antiques and homespun storefronts

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Bike Friday at King EstateThe Territorial Highway links Cottage Grove (south) to Junction City (north), passing through Veneta and just thirty minutes outside Eugene. A few scenic sites require an annual or day-use Lane County All Parks Pass available at the Adventure Center in Springfield, Bi-Marts, Lane County Public Works, REI, some local mercantile shops and some campgrounds.

To complete the Territorial Highway Edition, allow for at least one overnight in the Willamette Valley. Affordable and comfortable lodging is concentrated around the towns of Cottage Grove, Creswell, Veneta, Junction City and Coburg. RV campgrounds are plentiful just off Interstate 5.

WHAT'S THE CACHE?

Territorial Highway GeocoinWe are glad you asked. Each edition of the GeoTour has a separate passport and trackable geocoin. The Territorial Highway Edition features 36 caches but only 24 caches are required to "officially" complete the tour. Caches range from easy to more challenging. Redeem your passport at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center in Springfield while supplies last. The Territorial Highway geocoin is a unique, glass piece made locally by Cornerstone Glass in Eugene. This small glass piece is designed as an inset in a two-part set. Earn the corresponding wood piece on the Oakridge-Westfir Edition.

If this is your first geocaching journey, drop by the Adventure Center for some geocaching coaching and pointers. The Adventure Center is an excellent resource for travel planning, maps and local recommendations.