My wife and I are planning a small (300 miles) loaded tour in Oregon this June. I have most of the route figured out from Eugene to Salem, and from Florence to Eugene, and the coast is easy to plan.
The leg I'm not sure about is going from Salem (or a bit north of Salem) over to the coast. The obvious route is to take 22 and then 18, but I don't like riding with cars and it looked like that might be a bit busy. Are there good alternative routes that aren't too hard to follow? I was eying the Willamina Creek Road to Gilbert Creek Road etc. but was worried I might get lost.
The only requirement is that I want to stay on paved roads. If there is a campground around there somewhere, that would be a plus.