|The Coast Route “Nilsen Alternate” – Less traffic, fewer hills. A little longer distance.The Coast Route – Uses the Longview cutoff, avoiding Portland traffic; this is the “traditional” route from the Seattle area.
The “No Traffic in Portland Route” – This is the route the Portland Metro racers take, as Highway 26 to 101 is the route from the Portland Metro area. This is the way to go if you have to come through Portland, especially from the North.
The South “No Traffic in Portland Route” – This route brings you into the Portland Metro Area, but shy of Portland – still not good at rush hour, though.
The South “Back Way” – This pulls you through Salem, where there may be some rush hour traffic, but nothing like Portland. It is longer though.