Route 8 consists of two distinctly separate sections. The first area contains ancient ruins, with ladders and stairs connecting its lower and upper sections. Among other wild Pokémon roaming around, the ruins are also home to a group of Falinks, which move between holes in the rocky walls. In the northwest, there is a Pokémon Camp.
The route's second and much shorter section is called Steamdrift Way. This section contains a short bridge over a river and a couple patches of tall grass containing mostly Ice-type Pokémon. It is always hailing on Steamdrift Way.