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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

 
Since the 1987, the Oregon Department of Transportation 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; 65 of the original 73 miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway are now open to travel either by motor vehicle (Historic Highway or connecting county roads) or by foot and bicycle (State Trail). Three miles are in construction during 2017, which leaves only 5 miles needed to complete the connection.
 

Watch six, short videos to learn more about reconnecting the Historic Highway as a State Trail.

Trail Segments

Click on each of the segment areas below to learn more about projects and segment features! View a printable version of the segments. 




Ongoing Projects

Sixty-five of the original 73 miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway are now open to travel either by motor vehicle (Historic Highway or connecting county roads) or by foot and bicycle (State Trail). Only 5 miles are needed to complete the connection. Below is more information about these ongoing projects that will complete these last 5 miles.

Mitchell Point Segment

Mitchell Point is a formidable mountain that requires a new bridge and/or tunnel to connect the western segments of State Trail to Hood River and The Dalles. This segment has received funds to design a crossing and efforts are beginning now.
 
Read the 2018 Progress Report that discusses the last 5 miles that need to be reconnected. Visit this segment's project website for updates on progress. 

Completed Projects

Visit Oregon Parks and Recreation's website to learn about already completed State Trail segments. 
Runner on a path
 
Contact Information
Oregon Department of Transportation, Region1
123 NW Flanders             
Portland, OR  97209             
503-731-8232

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