Cape Horn and Beyond + ADD NEW ROUTE
13 in Washington Washington41 Miles
on November 1, 2004
- Trip Toolbox
Just north of Portland, OR and across the Washington border is the town of Vancouver, WA. Start in Vancouver and find State Route 14. You can find 14 by either taking exit 1B off of I-5 or by taking exit 27 off of I-205. Once you get on SR-14 take it eastbound where the route basically starts as you come up to Camas, WA. After the road winds through Camas, and Washougal, you enter the Historic preserve area. This is where the scenery begins. The best place to turn around is Skamania lodge (just past the Bridge of the Gods).
Note: If you find yourself hurting for time, and want to return to Portland quicker, take the Bridge of the Gods across the river into Oregon (toll is $.50 for bikes) and hit I-84 westbound.
Beautiful scenery abounds throughout on this road with lots of variety. Expect lots of forests, spectacular views of the Columbia river, especially at Cape Horn (pull over for this one), farmland, tunnels... the list goes on and one. A must ride!
Road has a variety of twisties, straights, peaks and valleys. Best ridden on the weekend when there are no logging trucks to slow you down. Roads are paved, and in excellent condition.
Must sees are Cape Horn, Bonneville Dam, Bridge of the Gods, and Skamania Lodge. There are a couple of small restaurants in Carson, but the ultimate is the Sunday brunch at Skamania Lodge. Make reservations, it fills up fast.
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