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HCRH State Trail
HCRH State Trail Plan (2011)
State Trail Plan - full document (this is a large file at 18 MB)
 
State Trail Plan - in segments
 
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Plan Update--Preliminary Environmental Constraints Analysis
 

Milepost 2016 Reconnection Projects (2009)
Since the 1987 Oregon Legislature identified a strong desire to maintain, enhance and restore the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH), ODOT has been charged with working with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the State Historic Preservation Office and Travel Oregon to preserve, enhance and reconnect the Historic Columbia River Highway. Much work has been accomplished since that date and 62 of the original 73 miles of the HCRH are now open to travel either by motor vehicle (Historic Highway or connecting county roads) or by foot and bicycle (State Trail).
 
The Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee and the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway have joined together to advocate for the completion of the State Trail by 2016, the 100th anniversary of this masterpiece. The “Milepost 2016 Reconnection Projects” identifies specific improvements that will be required to allow total reconnection of the Historic Highway, creating a continuous picturesque trail through the Gorge. Please click on the following links in order to view the “Milepost 2016 Reconnection Projects” document that will show each project in greater detail.
 
Executive Summary
Project Segments Map 
Segment 1 - Warrendale to Moffett Creek
Segment 1a - Eagle Creek Viaduct - East
Segment 2 - Wyeth to Shellrock Mountain 
Segment 3 - Shellrock Mountain Crossing
Segment 4 - Shellrock to Lindsey Creek 
Segment 5 - Lindsey Creek to Starvation Creek 
Segment 6 - Viento State Park to Perham Creek
Segment 7 - Perham Creek to Mitchell Point West
Segment 8 - Mitchell Point Tunnel 
Segment 9 - Mitchell Point East to Baumann Property 
Segment 10 - Baumann Property to Ruthton Point 
Segment 11 - Ruthton Point to Ruthton Park, Hood River
 
Watch the Milepost 2016 video, now online.

State Trails Currently Open
Moffett Creek to Tanner Creek--1.4 miles 
Hiking, biking, wheelchair accessible
Access to Moffett Creek Bridge
 
Parking at Toothrock Trailhead or Wahclella Falls Trailhead
 
 
Moffett Creek bridge
 
Tanner Creek to Eagle Creek--1.4 miles
Hiking, biking, wheelchair accessible from Toothrock Trailhead (south of I-84 exit 40)
Parking at Toothrock Trailhead
Stairway at Eagle Creek end
 
 
Toothrock wall
 
Eagle Creek to Cascade Locks--2.4 miles
Hiking, biking and wheelchair accessible.
Parking at Eagle Creek (Cascade Fish Hatchery).
Parking under Bridge of the Gods.
 
 
Ruckel Creek bridge
 
Starvation Creek to Viento--1 mile
Hiking and biking from Starvation Creek to Viento.
Hiking, biking, and wheelchair accessible from the Starvation Creek trailhead for 1/2 mile east, including Starvation Creek Falls.
 

Hood River to Mosier--4.6 miles  
Hiking, biking, wheelchair accessible.
Parking and Visitor Station at the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead (Hood River).  Oregon Parks and Recreation Department $3.00 day-use fee area.
 
Parking at the Senator Mark O. Hatfield East Trailhead (Mosier)
ADA parking at the gate. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department $3.00 day-use fee area.


County line overlook