Moderate: 26.6 miles, 1,200-ft elev. gain
Join Field Representative Peter Cornelison on a (road bike) bike ride along the flat and beautiful The Dalles Riverfront Trail, tracing the south bank of the Columbia River. Then we will link up with Historic Columbia River Highway heading uphill through the legendary Rowena Loops until we top out at Rowena Crest viewpoint.
Meet at the La Petit Provence bakery in The Dalles and from there we will ride 6 miles west along the flat and beautiful Riverfront Trail which ends at the Discovery Center. Then we will trace the south bank of the Columbia River. From there we will link up with Historic Highway 30 heading uphill through the legendary Rowena Loops until we top out at Rowena Crest viewpoint at the 13 mile mark. There we turn around for a long downhill and retrace our route back to La Petit Provence. View a map of the The Dalles Riverfront Trail. This is a full-day outing, meeting in The Dalles at 10 AM and returning around 4:30 PM. Expected return to Portland is 6 PM.