#16: Cherry Heights Road • 6.8 mi • 1164 ft


The working-man's 7 Mile Hill, Cherry Heights rises straight from the busiest strip mall in The Dalles up to epic views of the Gorge in less than two miles. Best descended, the road sweeps out of a grove of oaks and down through orchards in a series of choice bends. A couple of minutes of fast descending and you’ve made it to Fred Meyer!

Similar to 7 Mile Hill, I recommend descending this over climbing it, if you can. I usually loop up on the easy Chenowith to Browns Creek climb.

David BoernerPaved