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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

  COVID-19 Alert 05/27/20
Effective May 27, 2020: The following trailheads are open with limited services: Bridge of the Gods (Cascade Lock), Wyeth, Starvation Creek, Viento, Mark O. Hatfield West (Hood River), Mark O. Hatfield East (Mosier). Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Pack out trash. Facilities may close without notice. Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Vault Toilets
  • Viewpoint
  • Wildlife
  • Bike Path
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Exhibit Information

COVID-19 UPDATE

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

Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Pack out trash. Facilities may close without notice. 

 

Where motorists on old U.S. Highway 30 once crept around curves high along the cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge, hikers, bicyclists and users of other muscle-driven forms of transportation leisurely enjoy the view from the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. The trail, three disconnected paved ribbons along abandoned stretches of the historic highway, give you more than 12 miles of sightseeing thrills. Plan your trip with these trail maps

Mark O. Hatfield Trailheads (east and west)
The 4.5 mile Twin Tunnels segment between Mosier and Hood River passes through two climate zones. Starting at the east Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead near Mosier, the 1.5-mile trail leads through semi-arid terrain dotted with ponderosa pine for about a mile until you reach the Twin Tunnels. Spectacular geologic formations tell the story of the gorge's creation.

After passing through the tunnels, you'll emerge into a forest of fir trees and other common western Oregon plants. Viewpoints along the 3-mile segment from the tunnels to the west Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead overlook the Columbia River.

Mark O. Hatfield West Visitor Center
Located at the west Twin Tunnels section of the HCRH State Trail, the Visitor Center offers information about the outstanding sites along the trail and in the Columbia River Gorge, as well as sales of annual passes and other merchandise. Open 10 am - 2 pm, March - October. 

Starvation Creek Trailhead

Heading east from Starvation Creek, this 1-mile segment that ends at Viento State Park. Heading west from Starvation Creek, the trail heads 4.6 miles to Wyeth State Park and continues on to Cascade Locks. 

 

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail segments: