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Historic Columbia River Highway


  • ​​Columbia Gorge Express - This shuttle service is the easy way to Multnomah Falls. Service from Rooster Rock or the Gateway Transit Center. 
  • Ready, Set, Gorge! - Go Early. Go East. Go by Bike. Tips and resources for making the most of your Columbia Gorge Adventure.
  • Parking at Multnomah Falls​ - Visit this link to see how full the Multnomah Falls parking lot off of Interstate 84 is.  ​

​This is where your adventure begins. 

The communities along the Historic Highway recognize that a coordinated effort to develop a complete system of Gorge Hubs will not only enhance the users’ experience by providing wayfinding information, bike fix-it stations and restrooms but will create the kind of collective impact necessary to achieve world-class status similar to other famous town-to-town trail systems.

A completed Historic Columbia River Highway with a coordinated system of Gorge Hubs will create a world renowned hiker/biker trail system that stretches 73 miles through a wonderland of natural beauty and will offer visitors a fascinating variety of small towns and unique downtown areas in which to eat, drink, sleep, play, and explore.  The Gorge Hub system will ensure that these visitors are welcomed into every community, that these visitors know where and what local services are available, that they can easily locate local attractions, and that they have the comforts they need to stay awhile in that downtown center. The Gorge Hub system will create a Historic Columbia River Highway adventure that families on day trips and seasoned cyclists on multi-day journeys can all enjoy.

Gorge Hub resources:

​Historic Columbia River Highway

  • Historic Roads - Dedicated to the Identification, Preservation, and Management of Historic Roads.
​​Gorge Geology
​Cultural Landscape Inventory
​Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail

This map shows where to drive, bike, and hike along the Historic Columbia River Highway. This map shows the three "zones" of the Historic Highway that currently exist. 

Historic Highway Artist's Viewpoints (2016)
A great resource for artists and photographers​ visiting the Gorge, this map and accompanying photo list can assist in finding the perfect spot (or spots) to paint, draw, or capture the beauty of the Gorge in another way.


Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Columbia River Gorge Commission

2023 Reconnection Report

Mitchell Point Crossing

Trail Design

2016 Connection report

Wayfinding Signage Plan

Contact Information

ODOT, Region1
123 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97209
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