Emigrant Road - An Oregon Trail Adventure
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End Of The Road
The Dalles to Oregon City, Oregon


Key to listings along the journey roughly east-to-west:

Abbreviations
NP
SP
National Park
State Park
SHP
SHS
State Historical Park
or Site
NM National Monument
NRA
SRA
National or State
Recreation Area

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Point of interest as featured in Emigrant Road

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Point of interest also featured in Emigrant Road

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Point of interest not featured in Emigrant Road
 
Things to see and do along today's Oregon Trail
 
The Gorge Route
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, w end of The Dalles off I-84 (interpretive museum)
Memaloose Rest Area, westbound I-84 milepost 73 (interpretive panels)
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson, WA (interpretive exhibits)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Columbia Gorge Cascade Sternwheeler, Cascade Locks (daily two-hour cruises showing sites of Lewis & Clark, Oregon Trail)
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Multnomah Falls/Columbia Gorge, scenic Hwy 30 (scenic trails, falls, rest/picnic areas)
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Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Beacon Rock SP, 8 mi w of Stevenson, WA (views, picnic areas, Oregon Trail pioneers rafting downriver knew this landmark)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Crown Point SP, on Hwy 30 (views of w end of Columbia Gorge, Cape Horn)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Fort Vancouver, I-5 n of exit 1C, Vancouver, WA (restored buildings, living history, archeology exhibits)
Portland, "The City of Roses"
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Peninsula Rose Garden, N Ainsworth & N Albina Sts, in Peninsula Park (large sunken rose garden)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions The Promised Land sculpture, near Lloyd Center
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Waterfront Park, along the Willamette, downtown (walks along Portland's waterfront, shopping, farmer's market on weekends)
Oregon History Center, Park Ave (museum, exhibits, research library of emigrant journals)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Council Crest Park (city's highest point, view of downtown and five peaks)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Washington Park (zoo, Coming of the White Man and Sacajawea statues, International Rose Test Garden)

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The Barlow Road route
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions White River Crossing, FR3530 to White River Station Campground (milky river from glacier runoff, 4-wheel drive recommended for sandy river bottom, from Route 48 see views of 11,000 foot Mt. Hood)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Devil's Half Acre, FR3530 w of Fort Deposit (scenic meadow area)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Barlow Pass, FR3530 to SR35 s to milepost 62 (original roadbed, Pacific Crest Trail)
Pioneer Woman's Grave, SR35 to milepost 58 then FR3530 1 mi (original roadbed, interpretive marker)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Summit Meadow, SR35 s to US26, w to FR2656, s to FR2612, then mi w (emigrant cemetary, deep grass, corduroy road site)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Timberline Lodge, US26 to Timberline Road, then north, uphill (historic hotel, summertime skiing, from upper chairlift see same view as Joel Palmer saw scouting route)
Government Camp, US26 mile post 53 business route (stone monument, interpretive panels)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Laurel Hill, US26 between mile posts 50 & 51 eastbound access only (trails to steep Oregon Trail grade)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions West Toll Gate, US26 between posts 44 & 45 (gate replica)
Jonsrud Viewpoint, US26 to Sandy, Bluff Rd 1 mi n (view of Mt. Hood)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Philip Foster Farm, SR211 to Eagle Creek, 6 mi s of Sandy (1882 house, site of original Oregon Trail resting place, Foster Farm Descendants Day, August)

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End of the Trail
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Abernethy Green/End of the Trail Monuments, behind End of the Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon City (historical markers)
End of the Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St (huge "covered wagon" structure, interpretive programs, gift and book shop)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions John McLoughlin House NHS, 7th & Center Sts, Oregon City (museum)
Photo Copyright Southwind Productions Willamette Falls, Falls Vista Viewpoint, SR99E, Oregon City (this is it—the end of the emigrant road; close your eyes and listen to the falls and exchange the sound of the traffic behind you for the bustle of emigrants arriving from the east to a new land)

Finally
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This list is only a small part of the adventure you can find along the Emigrant Road. Drive safely, and enjoy yourself. Help preserve the Oregon Trail for our children.

Thank you.    -J.R. Tompkins

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Additonal Image Credits:
Map: Darin Tompkins

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