FAMOUS & INFAMOUS SITES OF THE BARLOW
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
This carpool tour explores sections of Mount Hood’s Barlow
Trail, a Native American path that became the first toll road over the Cascade
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.