Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail


Location:Trail is more than 10 miles made up of 2 disconnected paved ribbons along stretches of historic Highway 30.
Facilities:Picnic areas, restrooms (é), vault toilets, interpretive displays, visitor center (at Hood River trailhead), paved trail (é), nature/visitor center, historic sites.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Following the route of the nation's oldest scenic highway, this road-to-trails project consists of two unconnected paved paths along abandoned portions of the highway. Trail leads through semi-arid terrain, past geologic formations that tell the story of the gorge's creation, into forest and lush greenery.
Address:c/o Columbia River Gorge Management Unit
PO Box 100
Corbett, OR 97019

Phone:800-551-6949
Web: www.oregonstateparks.org/park_155.php
Size: 249 acres.

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Peltz has helped ODOT restore the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. She also is overseeing the implementation of the region's capital program, including several significant projects added by the Legislature under HB 2017.
The 1.6-mile segment is part of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, an effort to reuse roadway completed in 1922 as America's first scenic highway but largely abandoned or demolished when the interstate highway system was built.
The Gorge Hubs are a series of six themed recreational facilities being developed by the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce to provide destinations for travelers, particularly hikers and bicyclists moving along the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

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