Please Plan and Prepare Before Visiting the Gorge

Increased visitation puts increased pressure on the Gorge’s limited resources.  If you’re planning a trip to our region, please help keep our communities safe by following CDC and local health guidelines and respecting the requests of individual businesses. Always have a Plan B and a Plan C in case your destination is too crowded or closed. When recreating on trails, bring a face covering and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other hikers and bikers.

Trail Construction at Multnomah Falls

Work to repair a section of Larch Mountain Trail #441 near Multnomah Falls will begin September 20 and is anticipated to take 4-5 weeks. During this time, the section of trail beyond Benson Bridge will be closed to public access. There will also be intermittent closures of the entire trail, including Benson Bridge, while contractors mobilize equipment and supplies. The Historic Lodge, including the restaurant and gift shop, will remain open during construction.

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Visit Car-Free with the Columbia Gorge Express

Sit back and enjoy the amazing views with one of the many leaving Portland each day for Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River or any of the great trails and unique towns linked by transit. Start here to plan your trip.

Wonder which recreation sites are open? Click on the button below.


After visiting the Gorge, we invite you to consider making a Pledge of $1/hour for the time you spend mountain biking, hiking to epic peaks or wildflower meadows, fishing pristine rivers and waterways, or any of the other epic adventures you’ve just had. It’s easy. Just text the phrase WILD4GORGE to 44321. Make a donation and know you are helping to protect the outdoor resources you just played in so others can continue to enjoy them in the future.


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