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Historic Highway State Trail: Viento State Park to Mitchell Point

Design Phase

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

​​​This 2.7-mile segment of trail connects 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. 

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 close proximity to the freeway. A mix of rockfall fences and rockfall mesh will be installed on six slopes adjacent to trail and I-84 with large cranes or helicopters to improve safety for trail and interstate users.

Meetings and Events

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

​Open through ​Nov. 30. ​


​Design continues through early 2021. Hood River County approved the National Scenic Area permit. We plan to begin construction in 2022



​The project includes upgrades to the Viento Trailhead and improvements to the South Viento State Park Campground, including a new restroom. This segment of trail will cross Perham and Mitchell Creeks with two bridges with a look consistent with recent projects.


U.S. 30 |

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

Cost and Funding

​Funded through the Federal Lands Access Program.

Additional Information

​The Columbia River Gorge is one of Oregon’s seven wonders – home to the first highway in the Pacific Northwest, sweeping vistas and rich history. And for more than 100 years, it’s been an important corridor for freight movements, both in the water and on the road.

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

Each project brings benefits to residents, businesses and visitors by increasing safety, extending the lifespan of the highways or completing a gap in walking and biking infrastructure. 

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.

¿Hablas español? Podemos proporcionar la información de esta publicación en español. Para recibir información por favor llame al 503-731-4128.

Contacts & Media

Project Contacts

Community Affairs Coordinator
Katelyn Jackson

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Coordinator
Terra Lingley

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Last Updated

6/8/2021 2:18 PM

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