HCRH State Trail Plan (2011)
Cultural Landscape Inventory Presentation
John B. Yeon State Park to Moffett Creek
Newest State Trail Section to be dedicated
On September 14, 2013
Join the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department as we dedicate 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 of this newest segment will occur on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11 am on the new McCord Creek Bridge.
If you are attending the Dedication:
Participants are encouraged to bicycle to the trail along the Historic Columbia River Highway or Historic Highway State Trail. If you are planning to ride your bike to the site you can access the Historic Highway State Trail from the following locations:
I-84 Exit 44 - Cascade Locks, Bridge of the Gods Trailhead (overflow parking will be available along WaNaPa Street). Park in Cascade Locks and enjoy a 6-mile bike ride to the new trail segment and plan on spending your day exploring Cascade Locks and other attractions along the Historic Highway State Trail.
I-84 Exit 40 - Bonneville Dam Exit - Parking will be available at the Toothrock Trailhead located on the south side of the Interstate. Park here and ride approximately 3.5 miles to the new trail segment and enjoy the dedication ceremony at McCord Creek Bridge.
If you are coming by car, park at the Ainsworth exit and board the shuttle:
Exit 35, Ainsworth Exit - Event parking will be available on the south side of I-84. A shuttle will be available for those driving to the event. The shuttle will drop folks off at the John B. Yeon Trailhead parking area. Please note there is ¼ mile walk to the McCord Creek Bridge from the shuttle drop off. Allow time to walk to the ceremony before 11 a.m.
NOTE: The John B.Yeon Trailhead parking lot will be closed during the dedication event.
State Trail Yeon to Moffett Creek Still Closed Until Oct. 31
We are opening the trail for two days only on Sept. 14 & 15 for the dedication ceremony and for a biking event. The trail will close again after these activities. It will not be open for use until October 31. Construction activity will continue during September and October. Workers will be busy paving, finishing walls, landscaping and installing the safety railing along I-84. It will still be a work zone and construction equipment will block the trail.
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This Forest Highway Enhancement project will enhance the upper and lower viewpoints of Latourell Falls. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will design and construct this project.
This Forest Highway Enhancement project will upgrade the ends of the Return Trail between Wahkeena and Multnomah Falls. The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area office of USDA Forest Service will design and construct this project.