Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

Near Hood River, Oregon, United States

COVID-19 UPDATE

The following trailheads are open with limited services: Bridge of the Gods (Cascade Locks), Wyeth, Starvation Creek, Viento, Mark O. Hatfield West (Hood River), Mark O. Hatfield East (Mosier).

Be prepared for reduced services. Please pack out trash. Facilities may close without notice.

Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge from the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. The trail comprises three disconnected paved paths along stretches of historic Highway 30 — which predated I-84 as the only road connecting Portland and The Dalles. Together the segments provide a combined 12-plus miles of thrilling scenery and spectacular geologic formations. Plan your trip with these trail maps

Bonneville Segment: John B. Yeon to Cascade Locks CLOSED

The west end of the trail extends from the Elowah Falls trailhead at John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor to Cascade Locks, and passes great views of the Columbia River and several waterfalls. This stretch of the Historic Highway State Trail is universally accessible. It can be accessed at the following trailheads, listed here from west to east:

Mitchell Point Segment: Wyeth to Viento

The 6-mile segment connects Wyeth Trailhead (I-84 near milepost 51) to Viento State Park. The trail travels around Shellrock Mountain on the 500’ Summit Creek Viaduct — a bridge over land.

The section from Lindsey Creek to Starvation Creek winds beside and through the woods, passing three waterfalls: Cabin Creek Falls, Hole-in-the-Wall Falls and Lancaster Falls. This section paves over the Starvation Ridge Trail, making the waterfalls universally accessible.

The trail continues east another mile to Viento State Park.

Twin Tunnels Segment: Hood River to Mosier

Further east, this universally accessible 4.5-mile segment connects Hood River and Mosier, with trailheads and parking at either end. This popular section features views of the river below and a walk or ride through the carefully restored Mosier Twin Tunnels. The two tunnels were filled with rock when I-84 opened, but fortunately survived.

From the Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead, the trail travels over rolling hills shaded by a forest of fir trees, passing several viewpoints on the way to the tunnel. As you emerge on the east end of the tunnel, notice the change in landscape: the final mile winds through semi-arid terrain dotted with ponderosa pines to its end at Mark O. Hatfield East Trailhead.

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(purchase 1-day permit on site)
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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.