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. 

Multnomah Falls Permits Required at I84

A Timed Use Permit is required for visitors using the I-84 (Exit 31) parking lot daily between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., from May 26 through Sept. 4 this year. The purpose of the permit system is to help reduce congestion, increase safety and improve the overall visitor experience. 

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Visit Car-Free with the Columbia Gorge Express

Sit back and enjoy the amazing views with one of the many shuttles leaving Portland each day for Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River or any of the great trails and unique towns linked by transit. No permits or reservations needed when you arrive by transit.

Start here to plan your trip.

Please Be Extra Careful During Fire Season

We are experiencing incredibly dry weather, please be very careful as you recreate.

Click here for a list of tips for preventing fires as you travel and recreate.

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.