Historic Columbia River Hwy. State Trail

This trail was the first major paved highway in the Pacific Northwest and the first scenic highway constructed in the United States.

photo: Multnomah Falls Type: Backcountry, Fitness Trail, Greenway
Length: 10.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
States: Oregon
Counties: Multnomah, Hood River, Wasco
Latitude: 45.68494   Longitude: -121.4046

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Description

This trail was the first major paved highway in the Pacific Northwest and the first scenic highway constructed in the United States. The almost 11-mile converted road-trail features historic bridges, tunnels, and beautifully arched rock masonry walls. In addition to these unique features, the trail also provides recreational opportunities like biking and wildlife observation.

Additional Details

Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 100
Elevation High Point: 500
Year Designated: 2002

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: photo - Columbia River view
Website: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Kevin Price
Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept.
P.O. Box 100
Corbett , OR 97019
(503) 695-2261
kevinprice@state.or.us
http://www.oregonstateparks.org

 

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