Bridge Of The Gods Trailhead
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:||5/1/23: Restrooms are open for the season. A valid recreation pass is required for parking.|
|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.|
|Restrictions:||Wilderness restrictions apply within Mark O Hatfield Wilderness.|
|Closest Towns:||Cascade Locks, OR|
|Passes:||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area office|
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
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Day HikingHiking to Dry Creek Falls would make a great day hike.
This trailhead accesses the Pacific Crest Trail #2000. Backpacking opportunities abound from this location.
Picnicking2 accessible tables on site
|No. of Sites||2|
|No. of Accessible sites||2|
Alerts & Warnings
- Effective Oct 20, 2022: Closure Update: Eagle Creek Fire
- Wyeth Campground Water
- Dog Mountain Permits
- 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