Multnomah Falls
Historic Columbia River Highway

"A Traveler's Guide to The Historic Columbia River Highway"
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Moffett Creek to Tanner Creek
Tanner Creek to Eagle Creek
Eagle Creek to Cascade Locks
Hood River to Mosier

Eagle Creek to Cascade Locks
"Ruckel Creek Trail"

Roadbed: Paved
Distance: Approximately 2.5 miles
Grade: Flat to Mild
Hike/Bike: a perfect hike or biking trail. An easy path with minimum altitude changes.

This bike/hike trail is a part of the restored highway portion that extends from the Moffet Creek Bridge to Cascade Locks.

This trail segment extends from Eagle Creek to Cascade Locks and reveals parts of the highway that have been hidden or abandoned for nearly seventy years. About a half of the trail length is set back from Highway I-84 and offers a quiet, serene environment.

You can begin the segment either at under the Bridge of the Gods at Cascade locks or at the Eagle Creek area.

From Eagle Creek, pick up the paved trail at the north end of the hatchery and parallel I-84 for ¼ mile. The trail begins a gentle uphill climb, turns southeast and then follows the slope. You will soon come to Ruckel Creek falls and an interpretive sign.

The trail continues uphill around gentle curves for about a half mile, flattens and then goes downhill to where it meets I-84.

A special pedestrian tunnel takes you under the highway and back into the woods. About a half mile later the trail joins with the on-ramp to I-84 where a barrier separates the trail from auto traffic until you reach a parking area under the bridge.

From Cascade Locks, pick up the paved trail directly underneath the Bridge of the Gods.

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