Southern Oregon: Myrtle Creek-Canyonville Tour Route
Length: 68 miles / 108.8 km
Fees: There are fees associated with parking for more than a few hours near trailhead markers. Also, permits are required.
You'll be sorely disappointed if you didn't pack a lunch and make the exploration of this route an all-day excursion. The route follows South Myrtle Creek through hills dotted with cattle, sheep, and wild turkeys. The trees are often so dense that they only occasionally let you peek at the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness to the east.
The roadsides are painted with wildflowers in spring, and colored leaves in fall. The Milo Academy Covered Bridge is a charming illustration of the many historic buildings along this route and you must visit Red Top Pond if you want to do any fishing or picnicking.