Located just 45 minutes east of Eugene and next door to the mountain biking paradise of Oakridge, the town of Westfir sits at the crest of the Cascades.

Year-round the hilltops sparkle with azure-blue mountain lakes, a feast for the eyes whether seen from your ride up the chairlift or from the coziness of your campsite. Nearby Salt Creek Falls is a wondrous sight and a popular and accessible snowshoeing spot in the winter. During the summer, drive the Aufderheide segment of the West Cascades Scenic Byway. The road traverses stunning old-growth forests, alpine meadows and Wild and Scenic rivers.

Trip Ideas

  • West Cascades Scenic Byway

    This 215-mile/346-kilometer drive captures a quintessential slice of Oregon scenery as it winds along the lush western slope of the Cascade Mountains, where some of the state’s best-known rivers spill through timeless fir forests.
  • Aufderheide Scenic Drive

    Many Oregon roadways are busy blurs, but this week, slow down and enjoy the sights and sounds of the changing seasons. This getaway takes us down the country’s oldest national scenic byway in the Cascade Mountains....
  • Weekend in Westfir and Oakridge

    Less than an hour southeast from Eugene is a magical outdoor playground, undiscovered by crowds of tourists and perfect for a weekend getaway in the woods. Welcome to Westfir and Oakridge, an area packed with...
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