The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area protects the spectacular canyon where the Columbia River cuts through the Cascade mountains - with cliffs and overlooks of Washington to the north and Oregon's mountains and waterfalls to the south. The Gorge is unique in its natural and cultural history, as well as its designation as a National Scenic Area

Graphic button: Plan your visit. Got a Map? Link to available maps for the Scenic Area.
Go Hiking! Link to hiking opportunities on the Scenic Area. Need a Recreation Pass? Link to information on various passes available for standard amenity fee sites.


News & Updates

Cleanly swept trail in November 2018

Keep up with current events by reading The Scene, newsletter that runs updates from the Forest Service for the Scenic Area.

Planifica Tu Viaje

Ranger walking on a trail with back pack on.

Antes de ir a su viaje, lea esta información sobre cómo planificarlo.


Sustainable Trail Co-Visioning

Purple flowers with a view of the river in the distance.

All are welcome to attend a public meeting to share insights from a partner questionnaire on trails management.

Eagle Creek Fire Response

Trail in meanders through a burned area.

Learn more about post-fire hazards to watch for, response efforts to date, and the ecological recovery of the forest.!ut/p/z0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zijQwgwNHCwN_DI8zPwBcqYKBfkO2oCADIwpjI/?pname=Columbia%20River%20Gorge%20National%20Scenic%20Area%20-%20Home&navtype=forestBean&ss=110622&pnavid=null&navid=091000000000000&ttype=main&cid=null