Scenic Byway & Colliding Rivers

For those who prefer not to get wet, a scenic drive is a great way to take in the beauty of the North Umpqua. A drive along Highway 138, a National Scenic Byway, will take you on a 60-mile tour of some of the state’s most remarkable scenery. From wildlife watching areas and hiking trails amidst towering forests, to picnic spots and thundering waterfalls, you’ll be truly impressed with what you’ll discover.


Be sure to stop at the Colliding Rivers viewpoint where the Little River and the North Umpqua converge. Here you will witness the unique maelstrom of water where the rivers meet head to head—the only place in the world where this phenomenon occurs.