#17: Historic Columbia River Highway • 14.9 mi • 895 ft


You might be a roadie if… this is the only road you know in The Dalles.

This classic route between The Dalles and Mosier is beloved for its relatively easy grades and its iconic Rowena Loops vista. It works great as a return route to finish off a hard day if you started in Mosier, or just an easy out-and-back to the Rowena Crest.

Like the rest of the Historic Columbia River Highway, the Rowena Loops was designed by Samuel P. Lancaster — in the style of his friend and associate Sam Hill of Maryhill Loops fame — so you KNOW it’s good!

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