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Rowena Crest (US Route 30)

Out on the east end of the Historic Columbia River Highway, is one of the best side-roads in the Columbia River Gorge. A twisty little bit of narrow two-lane weighing in at just under 15 miles, this highway climbs up and down the side of Rowena Crest with a trio of 3 seperate sets of …

Old US 30 @ Emigrant Hill

Coming up out of LaGrande at Exit 248, you can still experience part of the Old US 30 highway before Interstate 84 was gouged out of the rocks of the Blue Mountains. The hills up here are very dry and rugged. The east end of the roadway comes up off the Interstate at 3400′ and …

Dufur Valley Road to Mt. Hood FS44

Up on the high plains of north-central Oregon, it seems sometimes that all roads lead to Mt. Hood. No matter where you turn your front wheel, if you’re not heading due east, that road will eventually take you towards Hood. No surprise there, frankly. Even from 75 miles away, if you have an unobstructed view …