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Maryhill Junction to Johnson’s Landing

  • Distance: 205 miles
  • Routes: SR 14, SR 4
  • Estimated Driving Time: 4 hours

Tour Overview

As the tour winds along the north bank of the Columbia River between Maryhill Junction and Johnson’s Landing, it passes through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. State parks have been developed around many of the key sites along the gorge and include Maryhill State Park, Columbia Hills Historical State Park, Doug’s Beach State Park, Beacon Rock State Park, and Reed Island State Park. Each presents an opportunity to pull off the highway and explore the area.

The important role of the Columbia River for as habitat and travel corridor for wildlife is evident in the vast array of wildlife refuges along the gorge. These protect the natural environment to sustain wildlife populations and the natural beauty of the gorge. These include the Pierce National Wildlife Refuge, Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer.

Maryhill Junction to Vancouver

Beginning among brown, treeless hillsides, the Lewis and Clark Highway threads downstream along the Columbia River through a deep and spectacular gorge which, laying open a cross section of the otherwise unbroken 2,000-mile Cascade-Sierra mountain chain, separates the states of Washington and Oregon.

This leg of the tour has 36 waypoints and 4 side trip tours

Key Waypoints along Maryhill Junction to Vancouver


Nestling in a little dell and overlooking the curving rocky cascades of the river, the town is the division point... Visit


Named for “Bingen-on-the-Rhine” by early German settlers, the town lies between bluffs and the river on a narrow strip of... Visit


In a semicircle of evergreen hills dropping to cultivated prairie land bordering the Columbia River on the south, was a... Visit


The seat of Clark County and oldest settlement in the State, is strategically located on the navigable lower Columbia River,... Visit

Side trips along Maryhill Junction to Vancouver


This short five-mile tour through Dallesport takes you to petroglyphs and the Columbia River Bridge, an engineering feat with some unusual touches.


This 35 mile side trip goes along the eastern bank of the Klickitat River, which flows between high canyon walls, and through the Klickitat Wild and Scenic River area.

White Salmon

This 50-mile trip brings you through a former ranching and farming town, hydroelectric plant, falls, a bridge and a lake around which a town was built.

Saint Martins Hot Springs

This 1.5-mile trip brings you a historic, and active hot springs resort situated on the west bank of the Wind River.

Key Waypoints along Vancouver to Johnson’s Landing


The seat of Clark County and oldest settlement in the State, is strategically located on the navigable lower Columbia River,... Visit


Kalama (“pretty maiden”), is on a narrow flat at the confluence of the Columbia and Kalama Rivers. It began in... Visit

Johnson’s Landing

A crossroads of SR 4 and SR 101, with views of Long Island, seven miles long, sprawls lazily across the... Visit

This tour has 2 legs, 52 waypoints, 3 side trips, and covers 205 miles.