Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Wasco County and Hood River County, Oregon. It is 4.5 miles long and begins at 220 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,018 feet. Near the trailhead there is drinking water. Along the trail there are viewpoints and a cliff.
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Relive the historic past by hiking on a restored section of the Columbia River Highway. On this easy, paved route you’ll hike along the edge of the scenic Columbia River Gorge for more than 9 miles on an out-and-back route between Hood River and Mosier. Along the way, you’ll be able to stop at many spectacular viewpoints and have the opportunity to pass through the historic Mosier Twin Tunnels.The Historic Columbia River State Park Trail takes you on a tour along a historic section of the Columbia River GorgeHighway. This fun, easy route travels for 4.6 miles between the windsurfing capital of Hood River and the small, cozy town of Mosier. This trail is part of the historic Columbia River Highway that was originally built between 1913 and 1922. A main feature of this trail is the Mosier Twin Tunnels that were originally designed by Conde B. McCullough, a well-known state bridge engineer for the Oregon Highway Department."
--Lizann Dunegan, Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"Relive the historic past by touring a section of the restored Columbia River Highway. On this easy, paved route you’ll wind along the edge of the scenic Columbia River Gorge for over 9 miles on an out-and-back route between Hood River and Mosier. Along the way you’ll be able to stop at many spectacular viewpoints and pass through the historic Mosier Twin Tunnels. Trail surface: Paved multi-use trail.Start: The ride begins at the Mark O.Hatfield Trail. Fees and permits: Requires a $3.00 Oregon State Park day pass or a $25.00 annual pass. Length: 9.2 miles out and back. Approximate riding time: 1.5 to 2 hours. Difficulty: Easy, due to the smooth paved surface."
--Lizann Dunegan, Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon (Falcon Guides).
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