Loops Road Campaign - Maryhill Museum - Columbia Gorge

Support the Maryhill Loops Road!

We need your support to help conserve this important slice of history! Funds will be used to update aging signage, safety improvements and other repairs to the site.

The historic Maryhill Loops Road was constructed between 1909-1913 and is the first macadam asphalt-paved road in the Pacific Northwest. Historically, it was part of a larger road that encompassed several miles over which seven different experimental roads were constructed. It rises 850 feet in a series of 25 curves, eight of them hairpin turns, at a grade of 5%.

Today, the Loops Road is available year-round for non-motorized recreational purposes by skate clubs, cyclists, hikers and walkers. Car is King Weekend features vintage race cars in a timed climb up the Maryhill Loops Road. The Maryhill Ratz uses the Loops Road for downhill skateboarding events and camps. Car clubs also use the Loops Road by advance request and reservation. The road is opened twice a year to the public who are invited to drive their own auto up and down the road.

Your gift of $50, $100, $500, $1,000, or more, if you are able, will make a difference!