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


  • Parking prohibited along WA-14 at Dog Mountain
  • Take Precautions Against Theft in the Gorge
  • ODOT Historic Highway Bike Path 2016 Work
  • I-84 construction projects 2015-16
  • Catherine Creek Arch Closure


  • Critical Swale Canyon portion of Klickitat Trail - Fire closure
  • Mt Defiance #413, Starvation Ridge #414 & Starvation Cutoff #414B Trails Closed
  • Eagle Creek Trail
  • Miller Island Closure

Public Notices

Forest Orders

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