Friends of the Columbia Gorge is the only conservation organization dedicated solely to protecting the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia Gorge for generations to come. Learn more:

While some popular Gorge spots remain closed due 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 list of suggested option below. More information can be found at:

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Favorite Gorge Trail Closed? Find a Different Hike

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, as well as about Friends' fire-related initiatives.

Recommended Hikes

The list below is a selection of hikes recommended by Friends that are currently open to the public. View our full trails database (including currently closed trails):


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Culture, History and Community Connections

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