2016 Spectator Guide
Please use the provided details and directions to aid in your Oregon Trail Rally spectating adventure.
Times listed are rough times at which the first competitor car leaves the stage. You should plan to arrive within a hour ahead of the listed time if possible for best viewing location.
Some stage roads are scheduled to run multiple times through-out the weekend. Example, Oak Flat on Saturday. Both start times are listed.
Saturday, April 23:
Parc Expose – 9:00am – Riverfront Park Marina, The Dalles Oregon (I-84 exit 85)
SS5 Columbia Hills – 10:15am
Excellent vantage point to view downhill approach thru 90* right into hairpin left and power away across the finish line.
Directions: Turning west onto Centerville Highway from Hwy 97 (between I-84 and Goldendale), continue to Centerville roughly 4 miles. Turn Left onto Dalles Mountain Road. Continue 2.93 miles, follow right 4 miles upon arrival at spectator access. Park on right side of Dalles Mtn Rd only, and obey marshals instructions.
Service 1 – Goldendale, WA – 10:53am at Goldendale High School
Directions: From The Dalles, Oregon. Travel east on I-84 to Biggs Junction. Turn Left onto Highway 97 North into Washington, toward Goldendale. In Roughly 12.3 miles, turn Left onto E. Simcoe Dr. Turn Right at S. Roosevelt Ave. Service is on your left at the high school. Spectator Parking available near tennis courts.
SS7/SS10 Oak Flat – 12:45pm and 3:50pm
High speed approach into negotiated tight right turn carrying optimum speed through hairpin and to the flying finish.
Directions: From Goldendale, Washington. Go East on Bickleton Highway about 9 miles. Turn right onto Fenton Lane. In 1 mile turn Left on Saxton Bane Rd. Continue for roughly 2.5 miles. Parking located on North side of roadway only. Follow directions of Rally Marshals and Safety Personnel at all times. Leave enough room on roadway for emergency vehicles.
Service 2 – Goldendale – 1:15pm at Goldendale High School
Service 3 – Goldendale – 4:23pm at Goldendale High School
Sunday, April 24:
Parc Expose – 9:00-10:30am – Main Street, Dufur Oregon
SS14/SS17 Deere Run – 10:30am and 1:45pm
Panoramic view of stage as cars negotiate acute left turn with surface change including tarmac and dash to finish.
Directions: From Dufur – Travel North on Highway 197 roughly 4.2 miles. Turn Right onto Ward Rd. Transition onto a field access and parking near the stage.
From The Dalles – Travel South on Highway 197 roughly 6.7 miles. Turn Left onto Ward Rd. Transition onto a field access and parking near the stage.
SS15 New Endersby – 11:16am
Fan favorite. Cars approach on steep downhill at 70+ mph into 90* hairpin left in front of fans and dash to finish.
Directions: From Dufur, Or – Travel North on Highway 197 1.8 miles to left at Endersby Cutoff and into parking field.
From The Dalles, Or -Travel South on Highway 197 10.1 miles to right at Endersby Cutoff and into parking field.
SS16/SS18 Boyd Loop – 11:43 and 2:10pm
Excellent action in front of the fans as cars twist and turn, dip and churn their way thru some technical driving at this junction. In the distance is the famous culvert jump as the cars approach along the ridgeline.
Directions: From Dufur, Oregon – Travel East on NE 1st Street. Cross Highway 197 and continue onto Boyd Market Rd. Continue for roughly 1.8 miles and turn Right onto Long Hollow Rd. Continue roughly 5.9 miles onto Center Ridge Rd. In 3 miles, turn Left onto Hastings Ridge Road where you will continue for 1 mile upon arrival at spectator access into adjacent field.
Service – Dufur – 12:15-1:00pm Main Street – Dufur Oregon