Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

Oregon

Distance4.5mi
Elevation Gain1,018ft
Trailhead Elevation220ft
Top528ft
Elevation Min/Max220/528ft
Elevation Start/End220/220ft

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

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.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Portland, Oregon (Falcon Guides)
Lizann Dunegan
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"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 Gorge Highway. 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."

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Trip Reports

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Better road ride linking Hood River to Mosier, you can then keep heading East to Rowena point overlook, and loop back around. Either as a road ride, mt. ride, hike, jog... the views are unsurpassed.
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