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“Nature protected in the best manner”

Reviewed July 23, 2013

While driving through the historic highway one would would wonder how it was widened and developed from the old highway to what we see now. The highway could be called broader, still cars pose a threat hikers and cyclists and obviously they need to be very careful.
The view of the Columbia river form from various locations and altitudes is panoramic!

Thank Vaikam
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

The State Trail is only a very small sampling of this wonderful old highway. Quite a bit of it can be driven from Troutdale east past Multnomah Falls. Oregon Department of Transportation publishes a very helpful biking map (Google "Columbia Gorge Biking") which is useful for walking, running, etc. The highway was built during the golden age of automobile travel after WW1. First there was water travel on the river, then the railroad, then this highway. Many of the bridges were remarkable engineering accomplishments at the time. It really was built for sight seeing and to experience the majesty of the natural surroundings. The guard rail walls are made from hand cut and stacked stone. Many are covered in moss. Flowers and ferns adorn the road sides. It really harkens back to a simpler, purer time in our country's history I think.

Thank ride2live
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

The scenery is breathtaking with so many different geographies in a short distance. If you just want to hike, beware of speeding cyclists coming around the corner. Take lots of drinking water along, as it's hot in the full sun the closer you get to Mosier at the end of the trail.

Thank Willow E
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