Preliminary route information is in the
2006 Columbia Hills Pre-ride Report PDF
Ride: Kramer's Columbia Hills
Organizer: Susan France
Date: July 24, 2010
Start Time: 6:00 am (Registration 5:30)
Entry Fee: $20 Oregon Randonneurs membership required.
Start Location: Boat Basin, The Dalles, OR (Note start location might change to Motel 6)
Directions: From Portland Oregon, Follow I-84 east to The Dalles. Take exit 85 and turn left to The Dalles Marina. Follow the sign to the Boat Basin and park in the west side of the parking lot next to the billboard and the waterfront trail.
Columbia Hills Description
The route starts and ends at the Dalles Marina boat basin and crosses the Columbia River to Goldendale and Trout Lake. From Trout Lake the route returns to the Columbia Gorge and follows the river back to the Dalles. The last 100k is an out and back along the scenic Columbia River Highway 30 and Twin Tunnels State Park to to Hood River. For people who like hills and scenery, you won't be disappointed. This is the Columbia Hills 300k.
Columbia Hills Route:
Elevation Gain: 11,000 feet (estimated)