Alerts & Notices


Have Fun!  Be Safe!

Over 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.



  • Wahkeena Return Trail at Multnomah Falls Closed
  • Bridge Restrictions in Place for Public Safety
  • Scenic Area Campgrounds going to reservation system in 2015
  • Catherine Creek Arch Closure
  • Theft in the Gorge


  • Miller Island Closure

Public Notices

Forest Orders

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