Columbia Gorge Hiking Opportunities

Numerous trail and recreation areas in and around the Gorge remain available to explore

Columbia Gorge Hiking Opportunities
A quiet moment at Nancy Russell Overlook on the Cape Horn trail. (photographer: Bill Partin)

Favorite Gorge Trail Closed? Find a Different Hike


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While some popular Gorge spots remain closed to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire, many trails and recreation areas remain open to explore within the Gorge and neighboring areas. Friends of the Columbia Gorge has compiled a growing list of potential options below. More information can be found at:

View trails and trailheads afftected by the burn in a dynamic map or static map.

Know before you go: Risks are higher in areas where fire has recently burned. On steep slopes, the risks are even greater. Learn more about risks and when NOT to go into burned areas.

Learn about Friends' fire-related initiatives.

Names with an asterisk * designates places outside of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Thewaterfall iconicon designates places to view waterfalls. 

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