For years the scenic highway that connects Grants Pass to the Oregon Coast has been called the Redwood Highway. Highway 199 is one of the most beautiful drives in Southern Oregon. Along the way, explore wineries, charming small towns, wilderness areas and parks, and amazing (and easily accessible) Redwood Forests.
See and Do
Smith River Recreational Area
Hwy 199. World class fishing as well as boat launches, picnic areas and camping facilities.
Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area
Illinois Valley. Get there by turning west off Hwy 199 between Selma and Kerby on a road marked Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area. Great view of the Illinois River, river access. (541) 592-2631
This huge wilderness area is accessible only by foot or horseback. The area can be reached from coastal Hwy 101 or from Hwy 199. Information is available from the Chetco Range Station in Brookings, the Grants Pass Visitor Center, or the Visitor Center in Cave Junction.
Redwood Grove Nature Trail
Hwy 199, located 8.5 miles from Hwy 101, this area offers USFS interpretive nature trails among centuries old giants in a pristine sanctuary of redwoods, rhododendrons, and crystal clear streams. It’s the northern most stand of coastal redwoods.