Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway

MODERATE 16 reviews

Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway is a 100.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Vancouver, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
100.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8546 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Washington Highway 14 from Vancouver to Maryhill follows the Columbia River and features spectacular views of the gorge, historical sites and vineyards.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

scenic driving
4 months ago

One July 4th, we started out from Portland on I-84 - the Columbia River and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Hwy in the early morning; we stopped at Crown Point Vista House with its awesome view into the gorge, a series of roaring falls, including Bridal Veil Falls, Latourell Falls, Wahkeena Falls, Multnomah Falls (this was the most impressive), Horsetail Falls, and then visited Cascade Locks and the Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery. We took the elevator to the fish viewing area which was awesome. The Sturgeon Pools to rear of the VC (fish hatchery) are something to see. We saw the glass enclosed home of Herman the Sturgeon (70 yr old, 8ft long, 500 pounds!). We saw salmon, lampreys and the fish counting tallies and procedures. We went across the Bridge of the Gods at the locks and traveled the Evergreen Hwy and Lewis and Clark Hwy WA-14 to Beacon Rock to make a quick visit, as we had to make it to Spokane by the end of the day. After a quick lunch at Hood River, we drove the rest of the way to Spokane, arriving before sunset. Quite a great driving day with lots to see. Some other notable points of interest include Mitchell Point Overlook and the Mosier Tunnels and Mark O. Hatfield trail. The first part of the drive as mentioned by Breck is lush and like a rain forest, while the further east you go, the dryer the terrain. A great drive on either side of the river!

wow!!!

8 months ago

scenic driving
9 months ago

Beautiful

10 months ago

Fantabulous region! Check the best new: Day Hikes in the Columbia River Gorge

Monday, August 15, 2016

love the Gorge

scenic driving
Friday, August 05, 2016

Prettiest on the lower half. Dry the upper half.

scenic driving
Monday, July 25, 2016

scenic driving
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Gorgeous views

scenic driving
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Such a gorgeous gorgeous drive! And to think it's just 45 min from the city!!

hiking
Monday, October 28, 2013

hiking
Monday, July 29, 2013

road biking
Saturday, August 04, 2012

So much nature! I love it and so does my family! We see bunnies, mice, squirrels, deer, birds, caterpillars, ect.

scenic driving
Friday, November 05, 2010

Highway 14 follows the Columbia River Gorge with scenic views of the river, waterfalls, basalt cliffs, historical sites, and cascade volcanoes.