One of the great things about Roseburg is how close it is to so much to do! Roseburg’s unique location has the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. There is no shortage of things to do just outside of Roseburg, making it a great hub for touring around Douglas County and beyond.
If you’re looking to check out the local scenery and support local farmers then take some of the back roads around Douglas County. Head south to Winston from Roseburg and make your way to Brosi's Sugartree Farms, for fresh in-season produce. Make your way to Lookingglass, then head up to Umpqua, and then back south into town. During your drive stop by one of the many wineries along this route to grab a bottle or two to bring home. With so many amazing wineries to choose from, we recommend visiting the Umpqua Valley wineries page to plan your route.
Highway of Waterfalls
Head east of town on Highway 138, glide through Glide and you’ll be following the North Umpqua River. This highway is nicknamed the Highway of Waterfalls since there are so many waterfalls along the road. Some waterfalls you’ll have to hike to but others are right off the highway and only require a short walk to see. Some notable waterfalls are Susan Creek Falls, Fall Creek, Toketee Falls, Watson Falls, White Horse Falls, and Clearwater Falls. You can continue along Highway 138 to Diamond Lake, Crater Lake or take it all the way to Highway 97 to eventually reach Klamath Falls or Bend. Or you can stay along the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway and head down to Medford and follow along the Rogue River.
Road to the Coast
Roseburg is not only close to the Cascade Mountains but also the Pacific Ocean. Follow the main Umpqua River westward toward the coast, along the Umpqua River Scenic Byway. This route will take you through Elkton where you can stop at the Elkton butterfly pavilion, or check out some wineries and eateries on your way to Coos Bay, Reedsport, or Bandon. Just east of Reedsport is Dean Creek Elk Viewing where herds of elk can often be seen grazing. Once at the coast you can head to the beach, sand dunes, or find your new favorite fish and chips spot.
If you’re looking to make your own route take a look at the Great Umpqua Food Trail for some great local food producers and vendors.
Taking a day trip out of Roseburg means you can see so much, and be back in town for dinner. So come to Roseburg to leave Roseburg. Experience everything Roseburg and the surrounding areas have to offer!