Biking and hiking in the Columbia River Gorge is about to get even more scenic and accessible. Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is unveiling the newest three-mile segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail with a dedication ceremony on Saturday, August 3.
The ribbon cutting will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the new trailhead, located off Exit 51 on Interstate 84. All are invited to explore the trail on foot or by bike between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Planning to attend? Consider going car-free: join a group bike ride that will depart from the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks at 9 a.m. (the ride is rated C+ with moderate terrain, rolling short steep hills, sustained climbs and is about 6.5 miles one way to the Wyeth Trailhead); or, take the Columbia Gorge Express from the Gateway Transit Center, Cascade Locks or Hood River (the Columbia Gorge Express will be making a special stop at Wyeth for the celebration). Please note, buses can only carry a limited number of bicycles.