8. Rent an ATV and ride through the Oregon Dunes (Reedsport, OR)
Load up the trunk because we’re leaving the Golden State and heading north to Oregon. Our first stop, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping—if you’re a thrill-seeker or speed fiend, this is a destination you’ll definitely want to include on your route.
Extending 2.5 miles inland, this stretch of sand is not only the largest dunescape in the entire country—some rise as high as 500 feet—but also damn good fun. To get the full rip-roaring experience, rent an all-terrain vehicle at Spinreel Dune Buggy or Steve’s ATV, and live out your Mad Max: Fury Road fantasy.Back to top