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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

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Address: Mosier, OR
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The quickest way to the tunnels is taking the trail on the East side of the tunnels

My husband and I stopped at the Mosier visitor’s center to get more information about the Mosier Twin tunnels. We knew we could get to the tunnels from the East or the West. We... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I stopped at the Mosier visitor’s center to get more information about the Mosier Twin tunnels. We knew we could get to the tunnels from the East or the West. We wanted to take the shortest tour (on the East side of the tunnels) but did not have good directions. The lady at the visitor’s center said... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This Historic Highway 30 is drop dead gorgeous! It's filled with waterfalls, some of which you can see from parking lots and others you need to hike to. A lot of the people whizzing by on 84 probably never guess that paralleling 84 is a slow meandering beauty of a road. You drive through the woods and stop along the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

If you're traveling along Interstate 84 along the Columbia River, exit off and take Historic Highway 30/Historic Columbia River Highway. It doesn't add too much mileage but you will be more than rewarded with amazing waterfalls, beautiful scenic overlooks, lovely fruit orchards, quaint little older homes, cool bridges, tunnels, and even pretty road guard rails built during the early 1900's.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Full of history and beauty, great views for the Columbia river. Its amazing how they built roads on the side of a mountain back in the day. Not to be missed!!

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Thank Peterson01
Holladay, Utah
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

In anything close to good weather, the old Columbia River Hwy is spectacular. It's jaw dropping. Sunsets will remain in your mind and heart for a very long time. Workmanship on the highway is stunning.

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Thank Ioannisutah
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Beautiful scenic drive with plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the scenery. The old highway is curvy and it's much slower driving than staying on 84 but if you have the time, it's definitely worth it.

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Tualatin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Some reviewers seem to think this is the historic highway you drive on. No -- this is the abandoned section of that highway between Mosier and Hood River that you can hike on and enjoy the views without competing with cars. A bit tricky to find from either end, but worth it! You can walk through the Mosier Tunnels which... More 

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Middletown, New York
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

A beautiful drive along the Columbia River with beautiful scenery and opportunities for water activities, camping and hiking

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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

While on a business trip, joined a weekly weeknight shop ride at the trailhead, by chance. Was not intimidated by the signs the rangers had put up stating: "Bears have been seen. If attacked, fight back." Not too tough to cycle, and has great views.

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Augusta
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

Whether you're looking for beautiful vistas, strenuous hikes, or easy strolls, there is something for everyone. Just be prepared to stop a lot. You won't appreciate it if you drive on by.

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