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541.484.5307 · 800.547.5445 · EugeneCascadesCoast.org
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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Scenic Viewpoints & Turnouts

WILLAMETTE VALLEY Scenic Viewpoints

Best places to see the city lights

Right in the heart of Eugene is Skinners Butte - a perfect "lovers' lane" overlooking the city skyline. Drive or hike to the top of the hill for a spectacular 360 degree view of Eugene - Springfield. From here you can see the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium, Willamette Street pointing direct to the opposing butte - Spencers Butte, and snow dusted mountains ringing the valley. 

Other great lookouts require some hiking but the views are fantastic!

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Spencer Butte Trail

  • 85385 Willamette St, Eugene OR 97405
  • P: 541.682.4800
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Skinner Butte Trail

  • Cheshire Ave, Eugene OR 97401
  • P: 541.682.4800
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Ridgeline Trail

  • Martin St, trailhead is on south side of the street east of the playground, Eugene OR 97401
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Mount Pisgah

  • 34901 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene OR 97405
  • P: 541.747.3817
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Wild Iris Ridge

  • End of Bailey Hill Rd, Eugene OR 97402

Oregon Coast Scenic Viewpoints 

Best Places for Sunsets

Highway 101 along the Oregon coastline is recognized as a National Scenic Byway for its natural beauty and convenient roadside parks and turnouts. Leisurely travel the stretch of highway from Dunes City to Cape Perpetua, stopping to enjoy the panoramic vistas. Some of the parks offer benches and picnic facilities. Popular activities include whale watching, marine wildlife observation and birding, as well as storm watching, sunsets and stargazing! Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint is the most photographed site on the Oregon Coast.

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Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint

  • 92072 Hwy 101 S, Yachats OR 97498
  • P: 541.547.3416
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Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

  • 2400 Hwy 101, Yachats OR 97498
  • P: 541.547.3289
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Sea Lion Caves

  • 91560 Hwy 101 N, Florence OR 97439
  • P: 541.547.3111
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Siuslaw Interpretive Center

  • Bay St, Florence OR 97439
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Neptune Beach State Scenic Viewpoint

  • Hwy 101, Yachats OR 97498
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Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

  • 855 Hwy 101, Florence OR 97439
  • P: 541.271.6000

Cascade Mountains Scenic Viewpoints 

Simply Breathtaking

Driving along Highway 126, Highway 242 or Highway 58 and discover scenic turnouts with beautiful views. From waterfalls to covered bridges, sparkling lakes to snow-capped mountains, the Cascade views include scenic bonuses!

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Dee Wright Observatory

  • Hwy 242, McKenzie Bridge OR 94713
  • P: 541.822.3381