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2012 Gorge Ride Set:

June 16!


Work Party TLC


Congressional Staffers

Tour Highway


Columbia River Gorge Ride

Video Here!


 

Maps

See map below showing the following:  

  • Existing sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway
  • Completed sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
  • Future sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (Subject to necessary funds being secured)
  • Connecting county road – Wyeth Bench Road
Including references to Completed Restoration and Reconnection Projects and Future Restoration and Reconnection Projects.


(Click on Map above to see a larger map - will entail scrolling across the page to see the whole map.)

Completed Restoration and Reconnection Projects

Vista House Restoration
The interior and exterior restoration of Vista House is complete. Wheelchair access to the rotunda and a lift providiing access from the rotunda to the gift shop and restrooms is complete.

Moffett Creek to Cascade Locks - Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
Completed restoration of 5.2 miles of Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and five structures.

Starvation Creek to Viento - Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
The Starvation Creek to Viento project provides almost a mile of Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail connecting two State Parks, and wheelchair access to a waterfall on Starvation Creek and a nearby picnic area.

Oregon 35-to-Moiser Historic Roadway Features Restored
All the historic roadway features and pavement on the Historic Columbia River Highway between Hoo River and Moiser have been repaired.

Trailhead Construction and Rock Quarry Restoration
The abandoned Koberg rock quarry was regraded to give it a more natural look. It now serves as the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead. The nearby Hanel Quarry was regraded for overflow parking. These two quarries, plus the former East Pit, were planted with a large variety of native plants.

Moiser Twin Tunnels
The Moiser Twin Tunnels were reopened, including installation of Port Orford cedar salvaged from the Elk Creek Tunnel for the timber lining. A 700-foot-long catchment structure was constructed west of the west portal to protect pedestrians from falling rock.

Rowena Pit Restoration
The Rowena Pit has been partially refilled and regraded to more natural contours and planted with native plants.

 

Future Restoration and Reconnection Projects

Historic Features Restoration - Estimated Cost: $6,000,000
The goal is to restore and maintain rock retaining walls, rubble masonry parapet walls and other period features of the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Warrendale to Moffett Creek - Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Estimated Cost: $9,000,000
The goal is to complete this "missing link" to connect the Frontage Road with the existing Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail at Moffett Creek.

Wyeth to Starvation Creek - Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Estimated Cost: $16,600,000
The goal is to connect a section of pavement north of the Union Pacific Railroad to other segments by crossing over Interstate 84 to the Lindsey Creek State Park segment.

Viento to Mitchell Point - Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Estimated Cost: $7,400,000
The goal is to reconnect the remaining portions of the Historic Columbia River Higway pavement, including a portion currently used as the Wygant Trail.

Mitchell Point Tunnel - Estimated Cost: $6,200,000
The goal is to recreate the "Tunnel of Many Vistas" that once rested here.

Mitchell Point to Hood River - Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Estimated Cost: $6,100,000
The goal is to reconnect the east side of Mitchell Point with Westcliff Drive in Hood River, utlizing the stretch of the Historic Columbia River Highway that has been restored above Ruthon Point.

Chenoweth Creek Bridge Restoration - Estimated Cost: $500,000
The goal is to restore historic railings on this eastern gateway to the Historic Columbia River Highway.

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