The Gorge Backcountry

The Gorge Backcountry route is a 330 mile loop leaving Portland which encompasses lesser known vistas and lightly trafficked asphalt and dirt ribbons through lush forests, river canyons, and rocky escarpments both north and south of the mighty Columbia River. It is roughly 75% paved, (route is colored brown where unpaved) with services and campgrounds abound making it a perfect low-barrier route for someone looking to dip their toes in off-road touring. Winding verdant forest tunnels, infinitely straight prairie lanes, and chunder gates with dominating views of Mount Hood create one of the best collections of what northwest Oregon and southwest Washington have to offer an adventurous cyclist.

Starts in: Portland, OR, US
Distance: 331.9 mi
Elevation: +25826 / -25829 ft

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