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.


Car-Free Transport Options

Ranger walking on a trail with back pack on.

Check out some of the options for visiting the Scenic Area car-free. Avoid the hassle of parking at popular sites.

Sustainable Trail Co-Visioning

Purple flowers with a view of the river in the distance.

All are welcome to attend a public meeting to share insights from a partner questionnaire on trails management.


News & Updates

Cleanly swept trail in November 2018

Keep up with current events by reading The Scene, newsletter that runs weekly updates from the Forest Service through our peak summer season in the Scenic Area.

Eagle Creek Fire Response

Trail in meanders through a burned area.

Learn more about post-fire hazards to watch for, response efforts to date, and the ecological recovery of the forest.