Day Hiking

From short waterfront forays to steep ascents, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area offers breathtaking views, many of which are perfect for short day hikes. The trails listed here represent the shortest exursions in the Gorge. For longer trails and extended trips, please explore our list of Backpacking trails. 

We hope you enjoy our spectacular scenery, as it is one of the unique resources that we work hard to protect! You can also help us protect natural resources by staying on the trail. Cutting shortcuts (or switchbacks) can damage plants and lead to erosion. 

Day Hiking Areas