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.


Favorite Gorge Trail Closed?

View from lookout along Cape Horn Trail

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

NFF Eagle Creek Recovery Fund

Burned, smoking bridge

Learn more about what our partners at the National Forest Foundation are doing to help restoration efforts in the Gorge.


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