The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area protects the spectacular canyon where the Columbia River cuts through the Cascade mountains - with cliffs and overlooks of Washington to the north and Oregon's mountains and waterfalls to the south. The Gorge is unique in its natural and cultural history, as well as its designation as a National Scenic Area

Graphic button: Plan your visit. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the Scenic Area.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the Scenic Area. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.

Recent News


Favorite Gorge Trail Closed?

Balsamroot blooming at Mosier Plateau

Check out these open recreation sites within the Gorge and in nearby Mt. Hood and Gifford Pinchot National Forests.

Ongoing Response Work

Burned, smoking bridge

Learn more about ongoing restoration efforts to rebuild and repair trails and replace burned infrastructures such as bridges and signs.

waterfall from above.

Eagle Creek Fire Updates



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