Alsea Falls

Back Roads of Benton County

This itinerary will lead you from Corvallis, Oregon, down beautiful Highway 34, all the way to the coast. It makes a great day trip! You’ll travel some of our gorgeous rural country, sampling the agricultural and artistic delights that we have to offer, as you enjoy stunning scenery and a lovely drive.

Drive the Back Roads of Benton County

You can make this adventure as a day trip by picking and choosing your stops, or easily turn it into a night or two by booking a stay at Leaping Lamb Farm and staging out to different stops from there.

Marys Peak

Marys Peak Road, Philomath, Oregon, 97330 (map), located 16 miles west of Corvallis

The highest peak in the Coast Range at 4,097 feet, it offers a panoramic view from the summit and the coast’s only alpine meadow. Day use and overnight facilities are available through the US Forest Service. Learn more.

Connor’s Camp

19 miles west of Corvallis, 5.5 miles up Marys Peak

Connor’s Camp is a great day-use area that provides views of the Cascade Mountains. Set among Noble Fir and Douglas Firs, this site is perfect for preparing a rugged hike up to the peak or resting after a day hike.

The Thyme Garden

20546 Alsea Highway, Alsea, Oregon, 97324 (map) | 541-487-8671 |

Visit beautiful display gardens and one of the largest collections of herbs in the Northwest. Their hours are 10am-5pm daily in Spring (April-June 1) and 10am-5pm, Monday through Friday, during the summer (June 1- August 15).

Clemens Park

Located 21 miles southwest of Corvallis on Seeley Creek Road off Highway 34 (map)

Clemens park features a half mile of Alsea River frontage, offering excellent fishing, a self-guided interpretive trail, riverfront picnic sites and areas for playing in the water. Learn more.

Leaping Lamb Farm Stay

20368 Honey Grove Road, Alsea, Oregon, 97321 (map) | 541-487-4966 |

This small family farm in the Coast Range mountains offers overnight stays in a private cottage. Enjoy fresh food, fresh air and meet the animals.

John Boy’s Alsea Mercantile

180 E. Main Street, Alsea, Oregon, 97324 (map) | 541-487-4462 |

This store offers a little of everything, just like a good little country store should. Their hours are 6am to 8pm Monday through Saturday and 7pm to 8pm on Sunday.

Deb’s Cafe

185 W. Main Street, Alsea, Oregon, 97324 (map) | 541-487-4424 | Facebook

Step into Deb’s Cafe for some great cooking, and don’t forget to take home a pie! Their hours are 7am to 8pm Tuesday through Saturday and 7:30am to 7:30pm on Sunday. They’re closed on Monday.

Hayden Covered Bridge

Located 1.5 miles west of Alsea, off Highway 34.

The Hayden Bridge spans the Alsea River. It was built in 1918 and is still in use. Learn more.

Alsea Falls Recreational Area

Located 25 miles south of Corvallis, near Alpine (map).

Go visit the picturesque falls on the south fork of the Alsea River. There are day use picnic facilities available and it’s a great spot for fishing, hiking, biking and swimming. Learn more.

Additional Stops

Philomath, Oregon

Waldport, Oregon


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