FAMOUS & INFAMOUS SITES OF THE BARLOW TRAIL TOUR

Autumn of 2000 marks the 155th Anniversary of the first attempted, but failed, crossing of the Barlow Trail by covered wagons, and the 154th  Anniversary of the opening of this terrible trail as a so-called toll road. Emigrants first attempted this trail segment know as the "Barlow Trail", 155 years ago with a toll being charged to travelers the following year. This is one reason why exploring these famous and infamous sites is so important. 

This carpool tour explores sections of Mount Hood’s Barlow Trail, a Native American path that became the first toll road over the Cascade Mountain Range.

Participants will visit pioneer graves, campsites, tollgates, and will view remnants of this historic Wilderness path, including ruts and swells of the long gone Prairie Schooners.

Stories of the struggles of these Eden-seeking emigrants accent the unique setting of this historic trail and related sites.

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