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**Due to the Eagle Creek Fire, the Historic Columbia River Highway is closed from Bridal Veil to Ainsworth State Park. ODOT plans to reopen the highway when fire recovery work is complete. New rockslides have pushed back the timeline for reopening the highway. Information about reopening the Historic Highway will be available on this website and on when available.

A six-mile section of the Historic Highway is open from Larch Mountain Road to Bridal Veil. Looking for a trail to hike? View a list of nearby hikes to try.**


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Community Open House to discuss the reopning the Historic Columbia River Highway between Bridal Veil and Ainsworth State Park after the Eagle Creek Fire. 

Tuesday, July 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mt. Hood Community College's Town and Gown Room. 

Listen to a presentation at 5:45 or 6:45 p.m., view displays and ask questions. 

Mt. Hood Community College is located at 26000 SE Stark Street in Gresham, OR. Use entrance "C" off Kane Road/257th. Park in Lot "A." Accessible parking is available in lot "B" and an elevator is located in the Student Union. 

​Throughout 2016, we invited you to drive, hike and bike the Highway and State Trail, view magnificent waterfalls and vistas, visit communities along the way, and participate in local events that were included in the Centennial Celebration.

View the Season of Celebration map and calendar for a full list of events.





Contact Information

Oregon Department of Transportation, Region1 
123 NW Flanders  
Portland, OR

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