at North Bonneville Chevron
51 West Cascade Drive, North Bonneville
Located on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge.
Open Monday thru Saturday 5 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 6 a m.-9 p.m.
Walk daylight hours only.
Qualifies for Washington State Challenge (WSC) program.
|North Bonneville, Y2136; Seasonal — April 1 thru October 31 (Note new expiration date.)|
5km or 10km Rated 1A. (3.1 miles or 6.2 miles)
This small, quiet community has many paved pedestrian/bike paths throughout. The entire town was relocated in the mid-1970s when the second powerhouse of Bonneville Dam was built on the Washington side of the Columbia River.
Walk on paved bike paths and natural trails in a small community setting. Great views of the scenic Columbia Gorge, including Hamilton Creek, Pierce Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Greenleaf Lake, and Bass Lake natural area. The Bass Lake nature trail will require a shortened route for strollers. The 5km route is suitable for wheelchairs.
Clark named this area “Strawberry Island” (now called Hamilton Island)
for the wild and tasty fruit found there. They observed abundant wildlife and
much Indian activity when first passing by on November 2, 1805 and again on
April 6, 1806.
Restrooms and water at start/finish. Restroom facilities on route. Not suitable for wheelchairs. WSC: Skamania County.
Directions to The Store at North Bonneville:
North Bonneville is on Washington State Route 14, north of the Columbia River, between Mileposts 37 & 38. From North or South, take Interstate-5 or Interstate-205 to SR Highway 14 along the Columbia River.
From Washington – from I-5 or I-205, take SR-14 east to North Bonneville, which is on the south (right) side of the highway. Right at Cascade Drive to The Store/Chevron station on right-hand side of road.
From Oregon – take I-84 to Exit 44 (Cascade Locks/Stevenson). Cross into Washington state over the Bridge of the Gods (toll). Turn west (left) on SR-14 for about 4 miles to North Bonneville. Turn south (left) from highway. Right at Cascade Drive to The Store/Chevron station on right-hand side of road.
Skamania County Public Transit has weekday-only service from Fisher's Landing Transit Center in Vancouver to the city entrance in North Bonneville, right next to The Store/Chevron Station. This allows a walker to spend an entire morning, afternoon, or even an entire day to do this walk and explore parts of the gorge further east (or Skamania to the west). Full info here.
Contact Jan Breneman or phone 360/835-9686. Cell 360/356-4220
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