Columbia Gorge Forest Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
17 in Washington Washington157 Miles
on January 1, 2007
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Start in Stevenson, WA at Skamania Lodge (or an Econo Lodge nearby). Go east on SR-14 along Columbia River for 20 miles to Bingen, Washington. Turn left onto SR-141 heading north. In the town of BZ Corner turn right onto BZ-Glenwood Hwy. Follow county road to the small town of Glenwood where there is food/gas. Follow signs to town of Trout lake (last services for 60 miles). Follow signs to Forest Road 23 toward Randle. After 20 miles follow signs for Forest Road 90 toward Cougar (west). At milepost 20 turn left (south) onto Curly Creek Road, or detour straight ahead 4 miles to Eagle's Cliff store/gas/cabins. At the end of Curly Ck Rd turn right onto Wind River Hwy and follow signs as you head south towards Carson. Food/gas in Carson. From Carson keep following Wind River Hwy back to SR-14 and complete the loop 5 miles back to Stevenson.
Travel along the incredible Columbia River where you stop and watch windsurfers, through farm country and deep forests. You'll take in views of Mt Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens as you travel through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Roads vary from paved two lane state roads to paved Forest Service Roads. One stretch 7/10 mile long of gravel on Forest Road 90.
White Salmon/Bingen has restaurants and lodging. Glenwood and Trout Lake both have great cafe and gas, and Carson has a couple of cafes and gas. Skamania Lodge in Stevenson has wonderful lodging and restaurant.
Services in Stevenson, Bingen/White Salmon, BZ Corner, Trout Lake, and Carson. Forest Service campground on Forest Rd 90 at Lower Falls. Rustic cabins and general store at Eagle's Cliff. Cell phone service is spotty. Take a camera! Photo ops along the entire route.
Nickname (optional) : Skamaniac