Oregon Route 35
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length:||41.54 mi (66.85 km)|
|South end:||US 26 near Government Camp|
|US 30 near Hood River|
|North end:||I-84 / US 30 in Hood River|
|Counties:||Clackamas, Hood River|
Oregon Route 35 is a state highway in the U.S. state of Oregon, running between Government Camp on the slopes of Mount Hood and the city of Hood River. OR 35 traverses part of the Mt. Hood Highway No. 26 (Mount Hood Scenic Byway) and part of the Historic Columbia River Highway No. 100 of the Oregon state highway system. Along the Historic Columbia River Highway in Hood River, the route is silently concurrent with U.S. Route 30.
Oregon 35 starts a few miles east of Government Camp, at an interchange with U.S. 26. It then winds around the southeastern side of the mountain, providing access to several ski resorts, snow-parks, hiking trails, campgrounds, and other recreational facilities. After rounding the eastern slope of the mountain, the highway descends into the Hood River valley, a farming community famous for its produce, in particular, apples and cherries. In the valley the route passes through the communities of Mount Hood, Lenz and Pine Grove.
At the bottom of the valley lies the city of Hood River, popular for windsurfing because of the high winds often present in the Columbia River Gorge. OR 35 provides access to the downtown core, via U.S. Route 30. OR 35 ends at an interchange with Interstate 84, just south of the Hood River Bridge over the Columbia River near Washington State Route 14.
In 1997, Washington proposed a new or improved transportation crossing of the Columbia River to connect Washington State Route 14 with Oregon Route 35 or I-84. It designated this crossing "State Route 35" and publicly announced a plan to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement about the proposal in early 2001. A feasibility study for the SR-35 Columbia River Crossing was completed in September 2004. Due to costs, no further progress has been made on the proposal; instead, the Port of Hood River spent $8 million of its Bridge Repair and Replacement Fund on replacing the bridge's steel deck, underlying stringers and guardrails.
History of washouts
The most recent closure took place on November 7, 2006, involving a section of the highway from milepost 57 to milepost 80. As in the past, the closure was caused by overflow of the White River and the build-up of debris in the White River Canyon which subsequently flows down and overwhelms the highway. This washout, the worst in memory, cut off access to Mount Hood Meadows in both directions, moved the White River course north and east to the bed of Green Apple Creek, and buried—sometimes 20–30 feet deep—two recreational parking lots, miles of cross-country skiing and hiking trails, and several small Forest Service roads.
Milepoints are as reported by ODOT and do not necessarily reflect current mileage. Z indicates overlapping mileage due to construction longer than established route, and – indicates negative mileage behind established beginning point. For routes traversing multiple named state highways, each milepoint is preceded by the corresponding state highway number.
|Clackamas||||26 57.20|| US 26 west – Portland
US 26 east – Madras, Bend
|||26 59.67||Skyline Trail|
|Hood River||||26 59.78||Barlow Pass summit, elevation 4,161 feet (1,268 m)|
|||26 61.71||White River|
|||26 63.76||Bennett Pass summit, elevation 4,647 feet (1,416 m)|
|||26 63.80||Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Bennett Pass Sno-Park||Interchange|
|||26 68.23||East Fork Hood River|
|||26 73.26||East Fork Hood River|
|||26 77.65||East Fork Hood River|
|Mount Hood||26 85.02||OR 281 north – Parkdale, Cooper Spur|
|||26 95.25||OR 282 west – Odell|
|US 30 east to I-84 / Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail – Portland||Southern end of silent concurrency with US 30|
|||100 51.10||Hood River|
|Hood River||100 50.12||OR 281 (13th Street)|
|I-84 / US 30 west – The Dalles, Portland||Northern end of silent concurrency with US 30|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Road Inventory and Classification Services Unit. "Straightline Charts". Transportation Development Division, Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
- Road Inventory and Classification Services Unit. "2012 Cross Reference Table of Highway Route Number to State Highway Number" (PDF). Transportation Development Division, Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
- [http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2001/February/Day-27/i4706.htm Environmental Impact Statement: Klickitat and Skamania Counties, Washington and Hood River County, Oregon | Federal Register Environmental Documents | United States Environmental Protection Agency website
- SR-35 Study: Public Open House Summary, 12-Oct-00 from rtc.wa.gov
- SR-35 Columbia River Bridge Feasibility Study from rtc.wa.gov
- Bridge Closure FAQs from portofhoodriver.com
- Mount Hood vs. ODOT, a November 26, 2006 article from The Oregonian
- Swollen, bruised state slogs on, a November 9, 2006 article from The Oregonian
- Mid-December Projected For Opening Of Hwy 35 And Mount Hood Meadows a November 17, 2006 story from Oregon Public Broadcasting
- Photos of the November 2006 washout from the Oregon Department of Transportation
- Road Inventory and Classification Services Unit. "Straightline Chart Legend" (PDF). Transportation Development Division, Oregon Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 29, 2015.