HCRH (US 30) - Waterfall Corridor

Area Status: Open

By far the most popular segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway, the waterfall corridor runs from Troutdale to Ainsworth. 

It can be extremely congested on weekends (think: bumper to bumper) so if you are hoping for a leisurely drive, plan ahead with Ready, Set, Gorge tips on avoiding congestion.

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For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See tripcheck.com for up-to-date status. Visit Multnomah Falls via I-84, Exit 31. Timed Use Permits no longer required.

General Information


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Road Cycling

Cyclists need to be extremely aware and use caution along this section of the Historic Columbia River Highway, as it is the most congested with car traffic and has very little shoulder. Spring and summer weekends tend to have bumper-to-bumper traffic, so a weekday foray is likely to be much more enjoyable. These Ready, Set, Gorge tips can help you plan your trip.

Scenic Driving

Providing easy access to views of waterfalls like Horsetail, Multnomah and Wakeena, you won't want to miss this scenic drive when visiting the Columbia River Gorge!