HCRH (US 30) - Waterfall Corridor
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.
For more information on the Historic Columbia River Highway, visit:
- Oregon Department of Transportation - maps and information on access, road construction, and the reconnection project.
- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department - information on areas closed to vehicle traffic, which are managed as the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.
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.|
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.
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!
Alerts & Warnings
- Storm Advisory
- Effective Oct 20, 2022-2024: Eagle Creek Fire Closure
- Seasonal permits not currently required at Multnomah Falls
- Drones prohibited in wilderness and select recreation sites
- Klickitat Mile One Overnight Use & Large Boat Launch Prohibition
- Guard against car theft
- Check road and weather conditions