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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. 


Meetings and Events

Join an online open house​ and learn more about the Historic Highway State Trail.

​Open through ​Nov. 30. ​


Design remains in early stages as we pursue funding opportunities for construction. Later this year, we plan to apply for the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects program call for projects. 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.


U.S. 30

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

10/8/2020 2:27 PM

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