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.


Open Waterfalls & Bike Paths

Waterfall at Starvation Creek with warning sign

Check a short list of waterfall viewing sites that are open as well as areas currently open to biking.

Favorite Gorge Trail Closed?

Balsamroot blooming at Mosier Plateau

View a list of some open recreation sites in the Gorge and nearby Mt. Hood and Gifford Pinchot National Forests.


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