Favorite Gorge Trail Closed? Find a new adventure!

Remember, conditions can change rapidly, especially in backcountry areas. Always check weather reports and current conditions prior to your trip.

Due to hazards from the Eagle Creek Fire, many areas of the Columbia River Gorge remain closed to protect public safety. However, the following recreation areas offer spectacular opportunities for new outdoor adventures! Check the Alerts and Notices page for the latest closures.

*View a list of current Waterfall & Cycling opportunities (.pdf)

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Opportunties

Park Ranger stand near map of gorgeWithin the National Scenic Area boundaries are a mix of federal, state, and private lands that offer recreational opportunities. Wherever you choose to visit in the Gorge, make sure you plan ahead with Ready, Set, Gorge!

I-84 Opportunities in Oregon

Washington SR-14 Opportunities

‚ÄčMore information on fire closures and restrictions on the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.   

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Opportunities

(Check with the district offices for conditions)

Silver Star #180 – Rough Access Road

Late Summer:
Little Huckleberry Mountain #49
Grassy Knoll #146

For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot

Mt. Hood National Forest Opportunities

Be Safe and Know Before You Go!

Some of these trails are categorized as “Difficult,” “Most Difficult,” or enter into designated Wilderness Areas. Check weather forecasts, carry the 10 essentials, tell someone your plans, be comfortable with your own physical capabilities, and be willing to turn around as conditions change. Fall is hunting season is underway in the national forests. Visitors are urged to wear bright colors and follow outdoor safety tips.

Driving through the forest is a bit different than traveling through a city or even along the roads within the National Scenic Area. Watch for and obey posted speed limits. Forest Service roads can be narrow, rocky, and are not meant for high speeds. Be careful braking on gravel roads. Allow more time and distance when coming to a stop. Beware of rocks, boulders, road washouts, downed trees and brush on the roadway. Use appropriate tires for the terrain and conditions you’ll be traveling. Remember to stay on authorized roads.