Alerts & Notices

Have Fun! Be Safe...

Triple Falls in Columbia River GorgeOver two million hikers turn to the trails in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area for exercise and adventure. Each year several individuals or parties get lost or hurt in the woods.

Most commonly, hikers get lost going off-trail and then lose the trail or fall from steep edges or cliffs that are all over the area. Before venturing into the Gorge we recommend the following Outdoor Safety Tips.

Check our recreation site current conditions


  • 11/24/2015: Downed trees on multiple trails
  • Winter Safety
  • I-84 construction projects 2015-16
  • Road safety change on State Route 14 @ Dog Mountain
  • Catherine Creek Arch Closure
  • Theft in the Gorge


  • Larch Mountain Road closure
  • Miller Island Closure

Public Notices

Forest Orders

Copies of Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Forest Orders (regulations) are posted here.