**Due to the Eagle Creek Fire, the Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail is closed from Larch Mountain to Hood River. Visit TripCheck.com
for the most up-to-date road conditions. Looking for a trail to hike? View a list
of nearby hikes to try.**
Welcome to "The King of Roads"
Imagine crafting a national treasure on a landscape so beautiful that each viewpoint is protected and people come from all over the world to marvel at its perfection. This is the Historic Columbia River Highway. Whether you are seeing it for the first time or you know every inch by heart, each time you drive, bike, or hike along the Historic Highway, you begin the journey anew.
The Historic Highway is owned and managed by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department manages the State Trail in partnership with ODOT.
Visiting the Historic Highway and State Trail
The Highway was left partially intact after Interstate 84 was built, with the middle section cut into pieces or partially destroyed. Efforts are underway to create vehicle-free paths for cyclists and pedestrians, transforming the abandoned sections into the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.
Learn where you can drive, bike, and hike on the Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail. Explore the three unique zones: Waterfall, Columbia River, and High Plateau.
State Trail Construction
The next segment of the Historic Highway State Trail that will be reconnected is between Wyeth and Lindsey Creek. Construction started in spring 2017 and expected to be finished in 2019.
On September 24, 2016, a trail segment between Starvation Creek and Lindsey Creek was dedicated and opened to the public.