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Maryhill Loops Tour

September 7 @ 8:00 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, September 7th, the Oregon PCA and High Desert PCA have private use of this road for a tour. This is a fun driving day not to be missed!

Cost is $85 per session (includes lunch). There are 2 sessions offered (with 3-4 runs); one in the morning and one in the afternoon. When you are not driving, you will have to work. We need spotters, starters, road cleaners and other various roles. It is a full day of fun with 1/2 the day driving and 1/2 working. You must attend all day 8am – 5pm, so please plan accordingly. We are sharing this event with the High Desert Region of PCA. ORPCA will have room for 25 of the 40 sessions offered. If you want to register for more than 1 session, you will need to do this independently of each other.  Please note: No pets or children under 18 allowed.  No refunds for cancellations is offered. 

If you are sharing your session with someone else or bringing a guest, you will need to register that person and pay an additional $10.00 (for their lunch).

We also are offering an Italian Buffet celebratory dinner on Saturday night at the Best Western PLUS Hood River Inn. Cost is $48/person including tip.

Registration opens on Wednesday, June 12 at 7am.  Go here to register: Maryhill Loops Tour Registration

We have a room block for Friday and Saturday evenings in Hood River at the Best Western PLUS Hood River Inn.There are 10 rooms blocked: (5) Riverview 2 Queen, (3) Riverview King and (2) Riverview Queen. This block will expire on August 6. Call the hotel at (541) 386-8924 and ask for the PDX Porsche Club block. Rooms range from $194 – $211/night. Address for the hotel is: 1108 East Marina Way, Hood River.

There is also a block of 10 rooms in The Dalles at the Fairfield Inn. Call the hotel at (541) 769-0753 and ask for the Porsche Club Group. Rooms are $165/night. Cut off is August 8 for this block.

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


NOTES – Please read:

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Important Information About Liability Waivers:
Drivers and passengers will be asked to sign the Release and Waiver of Liability form that will be available at the event. No Minors are allowed at this event.


September 7
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Carole Hedstrom


Maryhill Loop
Maryhill Loops Rd
Maryhill, Washington 98620
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