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Maryhill Loops Tour – Participant/Volunteer ONLY Event

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Nestled among the foothills above the Columbia River in Southwestern Washington, the Maryhill Museum of Art has a little-known secret on its property: the private Maryhill Loops Road. (Note: See the location in map at the bottom of this page.) This road was the first macadam asphalt-paved road in the Pacific Northwest. The Maryhill Loops Road was an experimental road built by Good Roads promoter Sam Hill (what in the Sam Hill?). Laid in 1911 as the first asphalt road in the state, it achieved low grades with horseshoe curves. In 2.8 paved miles the road ascends 850 feet via a series of 25 turns, 8 of which are hairpins. Generally, the road is only open to pedestrians and bicyclists but on Saturday, June 12, the Oregon PCA will have private use of this road for a tour.  

Cost is $95 per driver. Sharing of cars is allowed but each driver must register and pay individually. If sharing a car, drivers will be put into separate run groups (determined by car license plate numbers).  Refunds will be offered up until the day of the event. 

Registration will open on Thursday, May 6 at 7:00pm and close on Wednesday, June 10 at 5pm.  We cannot allow any changes after that date. You can cancel. 

Please note that due to Covid-19 issues, this is a participant ONLY event. The number of drivers is limited. No spectators are allowed but we are allowing volunteers to register for free.  

When you are not driving, you will have to work. We need spotters, starters, road cleaners and other various roles. You must attend all day 9am – 5pm, so please plan accordingly. Please note: No pets or children under 18 allowed.

Mandatory Guidelines:

  • Face masks and social distance are required for all parts of the event outside of the car.
  • Bring your own face mask/ face covering
  • Bring sanitizer and wipes
  • Use social distancing at all times
  • Bring your own chair, food, beverages, sunscreen, etc.  Nothing will be provided at the event.
  • Do not attend if you start to feel ill prior to the event. We will refund your registration costs under these circumstances. 

Finish your registration early.  We expect this event to sell out quickly. Here is the process:

  • Review the PCA Safety Guidelines (you will be asked to verify that you did)
  • Communicable Disease Release (this is needed only one time and once completed, it is valid until February, 2022): Click on the link and follow the directions on that page. Only 1 person per form please. 
  • Release and Waiver of Liability (this is needed for every event you attend and anyone you bring to an event): Click on the link and follow the directions on that page. Remember to bring the form with you to the event and print your name and sign it in front of the event organizer. 
  • Provide all data requested to complete the registration form
  • Pay the event fee
  • The driver needs to be an ORPCA member in good standing to attend this event. 

You will not be allowed to attend the drive without signed Communicable Disease Release.

If you have questions, please email using this link: Carole Hedstrom 

NOTES – Please read:

Event Policies Regarding Photography and Recordings: Click Here


June 12
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Maryhill Loop
Maryhill Loops Rd
Maryhill, Washington 98620
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