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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail / 14-28 Pace / 1465' / 25 mi / RL Judy Boyle / 9 AM

Length: 25 miles
Pace: 14-28 mph
Terrain: Moderate
Elevation: 1465 feet
Ride Type: NON-Group
Cancelation Guidelines: Rain / Temps < 40F / Lightening / Wind > 25 mph


For this special ride...Judy Boyle is the Ride Leader.
Dale Meier is the Tour Guide. A dynamic duo!

The newest section of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is also one of the most spectacular, offering miles of car-free riding, sweeping views of the river, and access to five waterfalls, including the 190-foot Starvation Creek Falls.

The ride will be broken into two segments. We will start the ride at Historic Highway State Trail at Wyeth Trailhead. It will be an out and back to just past Viento State Park. The distance is 14 miles with 750 feet elevation gain.

We will then drive to the 2nd segment at Mark Hatfield West Trailhead. The car-free Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead just east of Hood River, winds through the Mosier Twin Tunnels and back for an easy, 10-mile round trip ride with 715 feet elevation gain. Along the way, it is impossible to ignore the spectacular geologic formations that tell the story of the gorge's creation.

Riders will look forward to stopping several times for photos of waterfalls and the Columbia River Gorge. Bring snacks and plenty to drink.

Wyeth Trailhead exit 51
750 Herman Creek Rd, Cascade Locks, OR.
This is a good 60 minute drive to Wyeth Trailhead, so please plan accordingly. Parking pass is required, you need a Federal Park Pass.  You either need; 1) America The Beautiful or 2) Northwest Forest Pass.  America The Beautiful is the most popular, which I know most people have.

Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead
15 minutes from Wyeth Trailhead via I-84.
Drive I-84 east to Exit 64 for Highway 35, White Salmon, and Government Camp. Turn right at a traffic light on Button Bridge Road after exiting, and then make another immediate right for Government Camp and Mt. Hood. Head up for 0.4 miles to a four-way intersection. Turn left here for the Historic Highway State Park. Wind up the hill for 1.2 miles and turn left into the parking area at Mark O. Hatfield Western Trailhead. There is a $5 charge for parking at the trailhead. 


Registration is required and almost always free to both members and non-members. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to register for this event.


  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to be a part of the announcements and safety briefing.
  • Riders are expected to have read the Safe Riding Policy and be familiar with the Ride Style Definitions.
  • Please direct questions to the ride leader or Road Captain.
  • Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended.
  • Remember - we want to be awesome representatives for cycling and spread a love for our great sport locally by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner. Ride safely and have fun!


Thursday, September 21, 2023, 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Wyeth Trailhead<br />(Parking pass required - please see description)
750 Herman Creek Rd
Cascade Locks, OR  97014

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Judy Boyle
503-260-5821 (p)
Club Ride
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Online registration is required, so please register.
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