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Historic Highway State Trail Grand Opening & Highway Festivities
09/13/13 - 09/15/13 
Cascade Locks - Cascade Locks



September 13 - 15, 2013
Various Locations 


(picture courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation)

Historic Highway State Trail Grand Opening Ceremony
Saturday, September 14th at 11am

Held at the new McCord Creek Bridge near John Yeon Trailhead. Ceremony by Oregon Department of Transportation. Shuttle or cycle in; nearest parking will be at Ainsworth exit 35.

Bridge of the Gods bridge-walk
Sunday, September 15th at 10am

Sponsored by the Port of Cascade Locks. A rare hour-long opportunity to walk the bridge without vehicle traffic!

Historic Highway Inspired Art Show
Begins on Friday, September 13th

Artist's Reception on Saturday, September 14th - 5pm to 8pm by Lorang Fine Art and Gorge-ous Gifts

Cascade Locks Antique Auto Cruise-In
Saturday, September 14th

Information and registration - click here
Goodie bags and dash plaques for the first 100 antique vehicles registered!

Cascade Locks Quilt Block Trail

An all-new self-guided tour! by Bridge of the Gods Quilters Map brochure avaliable at event info booth and City Hall


If you are attending the Dedication:

Participants are encouraged to bicycle to the trail along the Historic Columbia River Highway or Historic Highway State Trail. If you are planning to ride your bike to the site you can access the Historic Highway State Trail from the following locations:

I-84 Exit 44 - Cascade Locks, Bridge of the Gods Trailhead (overflow parking will be available along WaNaPa Street). Park in Cascade Locks and enjoy a 6-mile bike ride to the new trail segment and plan on spending your day exploring Cascade Locks and other attractions along the Historic Highway State Trail.

I-84 Exit 40 - Bonneville Dam Exit - Parking will be available at the Toothrock Trailhead located on the south side of the Interstate. Park here and ride approximately 3.5 miles to the new trail segment and enjoy the dedication ceremony at McCord Creek Bridge.

If you are coming by car, park at the Ainsworth exit and board the shuttle: Exit 35, Ainsworth Exit - Event parking will be available on the south side of I-84. A shuttle will be available for those driving to the event. The shuttle will drop folks off at the John B. Yeon Trailhead parking area. Please note there is ΒΌ mile walk to the McCord Creek Bridge from the shuttle drop off. Allow time to walk to the ceremony before 11 a.m.

NOTE: The John B.Yeon Trailhead parking lot will be closed during the dedication event.

For additional event information please visit: WWW.HIGHWAYREVIVED.COM

State Trail Still Closed Until Oct. 31

We are opening the trail for two days only on Sept. 14 & 15 for the dedication ceremony and for a biking event. The trail will close again after these activities. It will not be open for use until October 31. Construction activity will continue during September and October. Workers will be busy paving, finishing walls, landscaping and installing the safety railing along I-84. It will still be a work zone and construction equipment will block the trail.


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