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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail: Viento State Park to Mitchell Point

Construction Phase

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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This project will construct a new segment of trail that will connect the existing Historic Highway State Trail at the Viento Trailhead to Mitchell Point and includes reconnecting 0.67 miles of original sections of the Historic Highway. Learn more about the Historic Highway State Trail

Columbia River Gorge Construction: I-84 and U.S. 30 Historic Columbia River Highway


Construction Impacts

Construction of this trail segment will be challenging along the steep slopes and near the freeway. A mix of rockfall fences and rockfall mesh will be installed on six slopes adjacent to the trail and I-84 with large cranes or helicopters to improve safety for trail and interstate users.

Rolling slowdowns and lane closures on I-84 have ended in this area for 2022. 

Visit for real-time traffic updates.

Meetings and Events

View an online open house​ from 2020 and learn more about the Historic Highway State Trail. ​

The project team hosted an open house on May 16, 2018. The displays are available online​


Construction began early 2022 and the trail is expected to open in 2023. 



This segment of trail will improve the trailhead at Viento State Park and create a new, paved trail for recreation and for cyclists to travel east-west for an additional two miles without using the shoulder of I-84.

Two miles of the Viento State Park to Mitchell Point segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is scheduled to open in 2024. An additional .6 miles of trail will be needed to connect to the new Mitchell Point Tunnel. ​


U.S. 30 |

Historic Columbia River Highway near Viento State Park off I-84

Cost and Funding

​Funded through the Federal Lands Access Program.


​Conway​ Construction

Additional Information

Over the next several years, we have many construction projects planned on I-84 between I-205 and Hood River, and on the Historic Columbia River Highway between Troutdale and Hood River. 

View more information about upcoming work. 

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

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Contacts & Media

Project Contacts

Community Affairs Coordinator
Katelyn Jackson

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Coordinator
Terra Lingley
Project Hotline
24/7 Noise: 503-294-1570
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Last Updated

11/18/2022 3:05 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
I84-Gorge-2022_Mailer_5.pdfView the Spring 2022 Construction Mailer.
Open-House-Displays-HCRHMP_1.pdfView the displays from the May 16, 2018 open house.
Mitchell-Point-handout-2021_1.pdfView the project handout from 2021.