Gorge Towns to Trails is an initiative to create a world-class trekking network encircling the Columbia Gorge. The 200-mile loop trail network would connect communities with recreation, promote alternative transportation options, and create contiguous parcels of protected lands that benefit wildlife. It also would serve as an innovative tool to disperse congestion at popular trailheads and introduce people to spectacular, but less visited, areas of the Gorge.
View Gorge Towns to Trails map and learn more about the three current campaign areas
The Oregon congressman's summary of impending legislation includes Gorge Towns to Trails vision.
Learn about Friends' 45-acre, cliff-top preserve with a 3.5-mile trail connecting to the community of Mosier, Oregon.
Ensuring the Gorge remains a vibrant, living placeâ€”wondrous, wild, and open to allâ€”is at the core of what we do.
Friends' Washington-side land trust preserve is at the heart of a Gorge Towns to Trails segment.
The Columbia Gorge is one of our planet's most stunning places. And it is fragile.
Use Friends' customizable trails database to find the Gorge outing that's right for you.
Learn more about our land trust's work to conserve Gorge landscapes for future generations to enjoy.