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Maryhill Loops Tour – 10 Sessions Added

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.

We have added 10 more sessions plus opened a wait list.  The link to register is: ORPCA Maryhill Loops registration.   Cost is $85.00 which includes lunch for the registered person.  If you are bringing a guest please order a lunch for that person. 

Please note that 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.  Please note: No pets or children under 18 allowed.  No refunds for cancellations are offered.

We no longer have room blocks available, but you should be able to find a hotel in The Dalles.   On Sunday 8/25 the Marriott Fairfield Inn in The Dalles still had rooms.

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


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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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