Recreation

View of the Columbia River Gorge from the Cape Horn Overlook

From watersports to wonderful vistas, the Columbia River Gorge provides just about every type of outdoor recreation you can imagine. Find maps and current conditions on this page, or explore what we have to offer by clicking links on each of our sites, found below.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Angel's Rest Trail (#415) Open to Visitor Trail clear of logs 3/17/17. Please stay on trail and do not cut switchbacks.
BZ Launch Site & Trail (#4413) Open to Visitor Parking and vault toilet open. Flush toilets closed. Check current flows on USGS streamgage at Underwood but note its river stage does not directly correlate to the gauge at Husum.
Balfour-Klickitat Area & Trail (#4414) Open to Visitor Our Natural Resources team has been planting native grasses, forbs, and milkweed to re-establish native plant populations and support our pollinators. Take a look next time you're out there!
Bonneville Trailhead Open to Visitor Open
Cape Horn Overlook Open to Visitor Open for day use.
Cape Horn Trail (#4418) Open to Visitor Peregrine falcon closure on trail section south of WA SR-14. Trail cleared of logs on 01/2017.
Catherine Creek Open to Visitor Spring flowers are blooming. Dogs must be on leash year-round, including on the paved interpretive trail south of WA-14.
Catherine Creek Interpretive Trail (#4400) Open to Visitor Last cleared of logs for 2016. Share the trail following right-of-way signs. Keep dogs on leash. Portable toilet on site mid March-mid June only.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Open to Visitor Explore compelling live raptor exhibits and interactive displays of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Coyote Wall Open to Visitor Spring wildflowers in bloom. Please stay on trail to protect them! Dogs must be on leash from December 1- June 30. Note that Raptor Trail (formerly known as Ca1 during the planning process) is seasonally closed from February 1 to July 15.
Dog Creek Falls Observation Site Open to Visitor Open for day use.
Dog Mountain Open to Visitor Weekend shuttle running from Stevenson, WA. Last cleared of logs 2016. Expect heavy use and congested parking.
Eagle Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season. Reserve now on recreation.gov for your 2017 visit!
Eagle Creek Day Use Area Open to Visitor Restrooms open (day use).
Eagle Creek Overlook Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season. Reserve now on recreation.gov for your 2017 visit!
Gorge 400 Trail Open to Visitor Clear of logs from Herman Creek to Wyeth & Cascade Locks to Eagle Creek. Expect debris on trail.
HCRH (US 30) - Waterfall Corridor Open to Visitor Expect crowds on weekends after 10 a.m. Check ODOT website for current conditions. Do not park in travel lanes at any time.
HCRH State Trail - Bonneville segment    See Toothrock State Park and John Yeon State Park website for latest alerts.
HCRH State Trail - Mitchell Point segment    Open from Viento State Park to Starvation Creek State Park and Lindsey Creek. The remainder of this segment is not yet built.
Herman Creek Campground/Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Closed indefinitely due to root rot creating hazard trees. No parking in campground. A vegetation management plan is being developed to address future plans for the site.
Herman Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Trailhead and trail open (even though campground is CLOSED). No water available.
Horsetail Falls & Trail (#438) Open to Visitor Trail clear of logs 4/10/2017.
Klickitat Trail Open to Visitor Full length of trail open; last cleared of logs in 2016. Flush toilets closed.
Klickitat Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor Please bring life jackets for everyone on your boat. Follow all Washington fishing regulations.
Larch Mountain Closed to Visitor No car access, as Larch Mountain Road is closed for winter. Expect snow and debris.
Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness: Columbia Gorge    Please fill out a free Wilderness permit at designated trailheads.
Metlako Falls Spur Trail (#440A) Closed to Visitor Closed indefinitely due to landslide that destroyed the viewpoint. Ground is unstable; please stay clear.
Multnomah Falls Open to Visitor Open but watch for snow, ice, and other hazards such as rocks and fallen limbs.
Multnomah Falls Lodge Open to Visitor Check Multnomah Falls Lodge website for restaurant hours.
Nesmith Point Trail (#428) Open to Visitor Expect snow and debris. Trail last cleared of logs in 2016.
Oneonta Trailhead Open to Visitor First 1.4 miles (to the Horsetail Falls junction) have been cleared of logs and debris. Above this point, expect debris and snow on trail, which was last cleared of logs in 2016. There is still a temporary re-route in place due to ongoing rock slide and a section of trail is washed out between Triple Falls & Horsetail Creek Junction. Be prepared for a difficult scramble through these sections.
Raptor Trail (#4421) Closed to Visitor Seasonally closed from February 1 to July 15 to protect nesting peregrine falcons, bald eagles, and other sensitive wildlife and natural resources.
River Front Trail (#4406) Open to Visitor Easy graded paved trail is fun for bikes, wagons, strollers. Great views of the eastern gorge.
Sams Walker Day Use Area & Trail (#4402) Open to Visitor Open for day use.
Sandy River Delta Open to Visitor Gates close at night and open at 6 AM. Trails cleared of logs. Expect muddy conditions (4/4/2017). Please park only in designated spots. Reserve trailer parking places for trailers.
Skamania Lodge Information Center Open to Visitor Great stop for local Forest Service information.
St. Cloud Day Use Area & Trail (#4410) Open to Visitor Multiple trees down 4/11/2017.
Wahkeena Falls Open to Visitor Open for day use.
White Salmon Wild & Scenic River Open to Visitor Husum Falls is a Class V waterfall requiring a lot of experience or a guide to pass, and hydraulics change each year.  Portage available at Huseum Boating Site. Wear Class III or V life jacket. 
Wyeth Campground Closed to Visitor Campground opens May 1. Reserve now on recreation.gov for your 2017 visit! Note construction will take place on nearby Historic Columbia River Highway during summer 2017.