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John B Yeon Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

John B Yeon Trailhead (Jeff Statt)
The parking area at the trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Hikes including this location

Driving Directions

From Portland:

Drive I-84 east to Exit 35 for the Historic Highway, Ainsworth State Park, Dodson and Warrendale.

After 0.1 mile, turn left for Dodson, Warrendale and Hood River.

In another 0.1 miles, make a right turn onto NE Frontage Road for Dodson.

Drive 2.1 miles on Frontage Road and then pull into parking on the right for John B. Yeon State Park.

From the east:

Take Exit 37, signed Warrendale. Head west on Warrendale Road for about 1/4 mile to a stop sign.

Turn left, go under the freeway and turn left again on to Frontage Road.

Drive 1/4 mile east to the trailhead parking lot just before the road re-enters the highway.

Fees and Regulations

  • Dogs on leash
  • Limited parking; trailhead gets full early on weekends
  • Most sections of the Gorge Trail east of the John B Yeon Trailhead are shared with mountain bikes


  • The John B. Yeon Trailhead is the western terminus of the paved off-road section of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. The section between here and Moffett Creek was dedicated in September 2013.
  • Car break-ins have increased at this location over the years due to the proximity to the Interstate. Hikers are warned not to leave valued possessions in your car. Carry your wallet with you and leave everything else at home. Some hikers leave their glove compartments open and cars unlocked, as clouters are usually attracted to easily grabbed valuables and identity information and not the car itself.


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