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Directions

To see directions to a specific location, click the plus sign. Click here for maps and automated driving instructions from any point to any other point. This page contains directions for the following destinations:

Herman Creek Work Center
  • Eastbound on I-84 from Portland (44 miles):
    • Take Cascade Locks exit #44
    • Follow main road east 1.8 miles through town and under freeway to a stop sign
    • Go straight at stop sign, road bends to left, follow road about 1.6 miles to Herman Creek Work Center on your right
  • Westbound on I-84 from Hood River (14 miles):
    • Take Forest Road and Herman Creek exit #47
    • Turn left at bottom of ramp and go under freeway
    • Take right and follow road about 1/2 mile to Herman Creek Work Center on your left

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Fort Rains
  • Eastbound on I-84 from Portland (44 miles):
    • Take Cascade Locks exit #44
    • Bear right onto entrance to Bridge of the Gods (across from Char Burger)
  • Westbound on I-84 from Hood River (17 miles):
    • Take Cascade Locks exit #44
    • Follow main road west through town and turn left onto the entrance to Bridge of the Gods (across from Char Burger)
  • Cross Bridge of the Gods ($1 toll)
  • Turn left on Highway 14
  • Travel 1.0 mile to first street on your right (but don't turn right)
  • Park at the historic marker on the left side of the highway

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I-205 and Highway 212
  • Southbound on I-205 from I-84:
    • Take Estacada, Mount Hood exit #12A
    • Merge onto Highway 212
    • Turn right at the second light onto 82nd Drive
  • Northbound from Oregon City:
    • Take Estacada, Mount Hood exit #12
    • Turn right at the first light onto Highway 212
    • Turn right at the first light onto 82nd Drive
  • Turn left at the first light into the Greenhouse Square mall.
  • Meet between here and Taco Bell near the light post with the yellow base. If you are heading to the Zig Zag ranger station, allow 45 minutes from this point.

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181st and Halsey
  • From I-84 east, take the 181st Avenue exit (#13)
  • Turn right at first light onto 181st Avenue
  • Turn right after second light into Safeway parking lot (between a Shari's and Wendy's)
  • Meet near the free-standing ATM machine

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Gateway Transit Center Parking Garage
  • Eastbound on I-84 from downtown Portland:
    • Take the Gateway exit #7
    • Turn sharply right (south) onto NE 99th Avenue
    • Turn right onto NE Multnomah Street
    • Turn left into parking garage meet near this entrance
  • From I-205 (either direction):
    • Take the Glisan Street exit #21A
    • Head east 2-3 blocks
    • Turn left (north) onto NE 99th Avenue (at light)
    • Turn left onto NE Multnomah Street
    • Turn left into parking garage meet near this entrance

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