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Maryhill Junction

This junction occurs on the north bank of the Columbia River at the intersction between state routes 97 (running north south through Oregon and Washington) and state route 14 (continuing east to the junction with Interstate 82 just north of Umatilla, Oregon).

The tour leads along the rocky north side of the Columbia Gorge. The banks of the river on the Oregon side rise steeply, forming terrace on terrace as they mount hundreds of feet to a flat-domed top. Farther west, cultivated lands and orchards are visible.


Ca. 1950 view of the Maryhill Curves, along the Evergreen Highway and the Columbia River.

Source: Washington State Historical Society

1935 aerial view of the Maryhill Loops (switchbacks).

Source: Washington State Archives