Gorge Towns to Trails

Gorge Towns to Trails
The trail from the community of Mosier to Friends' Mosier Plateau preserve is part of the Gorge Towns to Trails vision. (photographer: Micheal Drewry)

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.


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The Project

The Project

View Gorge Towns to Trails map and learn more about the three current campaign areas

Rep. Blumenauer to Seek Mt. Hood/Gorge Legislation

Rep. Blumenauer to Seek Mt. Hood/Gorge Legislation

The Oregon congressman's summary of impending legislation includes Gorge Towns to Trails vision.

The Mosier Connection

The Mosier Connection

Learn about Friends' 45-acre, cliff-top preserve with a 3.5-mile trail connecting to the community of Mosier, Oregon.

About Friends of the Columbia Gorge

About Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Ensuring the Gorge remains a vibrant, living place—wondrous, wild, and open to all—is at the core of what we do.

Lyle Cherry Orchard Preserve

Lyle Cherry Orchard Preserve

Friends' Washington-side land trust preserve is at the heart of a Gorge Towns to Trails segment.

Wonders of the Columbia Gorge

Wonders of the Columbia Gorge

The Columbia Gorge is one of our planet's most stunning places. And it is fragile.

About Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust

About Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust

Learn more about our land trust's work to conserve Gorge landscapes for future generations to enjoy.

Find a Hike in the Columbia Gorge

Find a Hike in the Columbia Gorge

Use Friends' customizable trails database to find the Gorge outing that's right for you.