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Watch six, short videos to learn more about reconnecting the Historic Highway as a State Trail.
Click on each of the segment areas below to learn more about projects and segment features!
View a printable version of the segments.
Between John B. Yeon State Park and Cascade Locks (Interstate 84 exit 44) the State Trail includes great views of the Columbia River and several waterfalls. The "Bonneville Segment" of the State Trail is a car-free stretch of the Historic Highway located within the Waterfall Zone, which also includes segments that allow cars.
This stretch of the Historic Highway State Trail:
This segment includes the last 5 miles that need to be reconnected. Currently the only way for bicyclists to continue east from Wyeth is to travel on the shoulder of Interstate 84 (which is very narrow). It is within the Historic Highway "Columbia River Zone."
Wyeth to Lindsey Creek
The 3-mile State Trail segment connects the new Wyeth Trailhead (I-84 near milepost 51) to Lindsey Creek. Continue east on three additional miles of trail to Viento State Park. This segment was a major undertaking including a trail around Shellrock Mountain on top of the existing bin wall, a 500’ Summit Creek Viaduct (bridge over land), and the Lindsey Creek Bench Cut.
Lindsey Creek to Viento State Park
This segment of the Historic Highway State Trail:
Mitchell Point Segment - upcoming work
Mitchell Point is a formidable mountain that requires a new tunnel to connect the western segments of State Trail to Hood River and The Dalles. The Mitchell Point Segment contains three trail segments:
Located between the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West and East Trailheads (between Hood River and Mosier) this segment includes over four miles of State Trail.
This segment of the Historic Highway:
Restoration work is needed to reopen the Oneonta Tunnel to people walking and biking on the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail after the Eagle Creek Fire. Crews will restore the tunnel, including the wood lining beginning in late 2020. Learn more on the project website.
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