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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Mitchell Point

Southwest Washington

This is one of several hikeable sections of the old, original Columbia River Highway that spanned the Oregon side of the Gorge. After years of disuse as a highway, this paved trail is slowly being restored so hikers and cyclists can enjoy it. Continue reading

Location

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR
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Length

3.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 200 ft.

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  • Dogs allowed on leash
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Oregon State Parks Day-Use

This is one of several hikeable sections of the old, original Columbia River Highway that spanned the Oregon side of the Gorge. After years of disuse as a highway, this paved trail is slowly being restored so hikers and cyclists can enjoy it. 

Markers embedded in the pavement show where the trail is on the original Columbia River Highway alignment.

It is open to hikers and bicycles, and this segment of the trail incorporates some unique engineering features to address issues where I-84 overlays the original highway alignment. The most striking feature is the Summit Creek Viaduct that elevates the trail above I-84.

Much of the trail is shaded except for the section around Shellrock Mountain and the Summit Creek Viaduct.

Wheelchair Accessibility

This section of an old road in the Colubmia River Gorge is a beautfiul and scenic paved trail with a moderately steep grade of up to 15% in places.

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Susan Saul

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Mitchell Point

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.6903, -121.7722 Open in Google Maps

Trailhead

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Getting There

driving directions

From Portland, take I-84 E. Take exit 51 toward Wyeth. In 0.2 miles, turn right onto Wyeth Road, where you will soon hit the trailhead.

This segment of this trail can be accessed from a new trailhead next to Wyeth State Park (where the pin for this hike is) or from Starvation Creek State Park.

take transit

Take the bus to the trailhead! Plan your trip by bus using TOTAGO.

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Oregon State Parks Day-Use
 

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