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Historic Highway State Trail: Ruthton Point to Hood River

Design Phase

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Hood River)

​Just west of the City of Hood River, a section of the Historic Highway with world-class views of the Columbia River Gorge awaits to be reconnected as part of the Historic Highway State Trail. 


Traffic Impact

​Field work for the design of this project is underway with geotechnical investigations. Travelers can expect shoulder closures and single lane closures on I-84 east and west between Mitchell Point and Hood River.​


Design remains in early stages as we pursue funding opportunities for construction. In 2022, we plan to apply for Federal Lands Access Program funding. Some investigation and exploration work is anticipated to take place soon.​



​This 1.6-mile segment of trail will extend eastward from Mitchell Point on Mitchell Point Drive, cross underneath I-84, and proceed east to Hood River. We will build a trail on the north side of I-84 to connect with Ruthton Park, including restoring a section of original Historic Highway. 

Plans currently include replacing the narrow and short undercrossing under I-84 with a new undercrossing just west of the existing location. The likely design would retain one-way vehicle traffic with a separated two-way path for trail users.

We held an online open house​ to share information about the Historic Highway State Trail.


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Cost and Funding

​De​sign is funded through the Federal Lands Access Program.

Contacts & Media

Project Contacts

Community Affairs Coordinator
Katelyn Jackson

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Coordinator
Terra Lingley
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Last Updated

9/19/2023 2:14 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
HCRHSTRP-Presentation-Neighbors-March-22.pdfPresentation from March 2022 meeting with adjacent residents.