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A press kit includes language regarding the Centennial Celebration. Events that will co-branded or focused on the Centennial Celebration will be listed on the Centennial Celebration page

Press kit​ (PDF, 1MB) - September 24, 2015

Historic Columbia River Highway Newsletters 

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2015: March 2015June 2015August 2015 and September 2015​

200​9: Fall 2009 

Upcoming Events

June 7, 2016: Centennial Celebration of the Historic Columbia River Highway

Look for more information about the 100 year celebration of the Historic Highway at the beginning of 2016. Follow the event happenings on Facebook​

Past Events

July 14, 2015: Historic Highway State Trail Film Series Premiere

ODOT debuted six short films at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland on July 14. The films were developed to highlight the benefits of connecting the final 10 miles of Historic Highway State Trail. The screening also provided an opportunity to learn about the exciting happenings along the Historic Columbia River Highway from partner agencies and organizations including Travel Oregon, Oregon Parks and Recreation, Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, Friends of the Gorge, Gorge Hubs, and others. 

A special thank you to our partners that made this event a success: Weinstein PR, Travel OregonFriends of the Historic Columbia River Highwayand Oregon State Parks




September 14, 2013​: Newest State Trail Section dedicated

The Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department dedicated the newest segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. This 1.6 mile trail connection, from Yeon State Park to Moffett Creek, allows cyclists to ride from Troutdale to Cascade Locks without having to use the shoulder of Interstate 84. The dedication occurred​ on Saturday, September 14, 2013 on the new McCord Creek Bridge.

August 24, 2010: Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Open House

On August 24, 2010 an open house was held to share plans and receive comments on the last 11-mile segment of the proposed Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail between Wyeth and Hood River.

The Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Plan provides a plan for development of future facilities along the trail, such parking lots, overnight bike camping, and rest rooms. It also identifies opportunities for view points and overlooks along the route. The public participated in the planning process and provided input to help ODOT understand the opportunities and constraints associated with the proposed 11-mile trail. Finalization of this plan also helps ODOT prepare to seek the needed funds to reconnect the Historic Columbia River Highway as a significant historic and visitor attraction.