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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

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Territorial Highway Geocaching

Berries at the Farmers Market by Vernon Williams

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.


  • 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


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 maximize your Territorial Highway experience, 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.


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.