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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Mitchell Point

Southwest Washington

Location

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR
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Length

3.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 200 ft.

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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.

 

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Mitchell Point

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.6903, -121.7722 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Getting There

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.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Oregon State Parks Day-Use
 

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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Mitchell Point

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