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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail: Wyeth to Lindsey Creek

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Cascade Locks, Hood River, Hood River)

T​his segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail will connect Gorton Creek Trailhead at Wyeth (I-84 near milepost 51) to Lindsey Creek. Learn more about the Historic Highway State Trail. ​


Traffic Impact

Traffic Impacts for summer 2019

Traffic impacts can include daytime and/or nighttime single lane closures for eastbound I-84 weekdays as weather allows. 

Expect periodic shoulder closures. 

Visit for traffic conditions updated 24/7. Visit the weekly construction update​ for Portland metro area construction information one week in advance.

Meetings and Events

Trail dedication
What: ​A ribbon cutting and opportunity to explore the new Historic Highway State Trail from Wyeth to Lindsey Creek. 

When: The ribbon cutting will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 3. You’re invited to explore the trail on foot or by bike between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Where: Join us at the new trailhead, located off Interstate 84 Exit 51. Follow signs for parking.

To arrive car-free, take the Columbia Gorge Express from Gateway Transit Center or Cascade Locks. To arrive for the ribbon cutting, take the 8:45 a.m. bus from Gateway Transit Center or the 9:39 a.m. bus from Cascade Locks. The Columbia Gorge Express will be making a special stop at Wyeth for the celebration. Please note, buses can only carry a limited amount of bicycles and bikes may be stored underneath the bus. A bus will depart Wyeth for Cascade Locks/Portland around 1 p.m.

Join a group bike ride to the ribbon cutting with the Portland Bicycling Club​ departing underneath the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks at 9 a.m. The ride is rated C+ (Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs) and is about 6.5 miles one way to the Wyeth Trailhead or up to 30 miles round trip. 

Explore: Experience the new three-mile trail at this family-friendly event.


​Construction began in spring 2017 and is expected to continue through summer 2019.



This project will construct a segment of trail between Wyeth and Lindsey Creek.  It is a major undertaking including a trail around Shellrock Mountain on top of the existing bin wall, a 500 foot Summit Creek Viaduct (bridge over land), and the Lindsey Creek Bench Cut.


N/A | Historic Columbia River Highway near Interstate 84 milepost 52

Cost and Funding

​Project cost: $18,831,522


​The Historic Columbia River Highway was left partially intact after Interstate 84 was built, with the middle section cut into pieces or partially destroyed. Efforts are underway to create vehicle-free paths for cyclists and pedestrians, transforming the abandoned sections into the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

Sixty-five of the original 73 miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway are now open to travel either by motor vehicle (Historic Highway or connecting county roads) or by foot and bicycle (State Trail). Three miles are in construction, which leaves only 5 miles needed to complete the connection.

Once the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is complete, previously severed stretches of old highway will be transformed into world-class cycling and pedestrian destination. 

No longer will cyclists need to travel on Interstate 84 from Troutdale to Hood River. 

Additional Information

​​​​​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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Last Updated

7/16/2019 10:56 AM

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