Bridge Of The Gods Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Provides access to: Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 which accesses Mark O Hatfield Wilderness to the south, and the state of Washington to the north across the Columbia River. 

The trailhead is located at the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks, OR the largest city adjacent to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). This site is also the lowest elevation on the PCT. The trailhead includes a parking area and restroom that is currently open to the public.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/14/23: Restrooms are closed for the season. A valid recreation pass is required for parking.  Fee tube is out of service; cash not accepted. Use QR code on bulletin board to pay or purchase a pass at Columbia Market in Cascade Locks
Fees: $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: Self issue entry permits are required when entering Mark O Hatfield Wilderness between Memorial Day and October 31. Permits are available at trailheads. 
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply within Mark O Hatfield Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area office

General Information


From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to exit #44. Follow the off ramp under the overpass and bridge and take the first right past the bridge. The park is across the street from the Charburger Restaurant. Trailhead parking is marked by an entrance sign on the right.

From Hood River, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 to exit #44. Follow the off ramp as it turns into Wa Na Pa Street/Cascade Locks Highway/US-30. Travel to the west side of Cascade Locks and turn left on the access road to the Bridge of the Gods, across from Charburger. Trailhead parking is marked by an entrance sign on the right.

View the Washington State 2015 Gorge Bus Transit schedule

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Hiking to Dry Creek Falls would make a great day hike.


 This trailhead accesses the Pacific Crest Trail #2000.  Backpacking opportunities abound from this location.


2 accessible tables on site
No. of Sites 2
Reservation Info None
No. of Accessible sites 2
Difficulty Level: Easy

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