COVID-19 UPDATE - May 2020
Stay Home. Save Lives.
Due to the ongoing risks posed by the coronavirus, the communities of the Columbia River Gorge are asking visitors to stay home.
The future is unpredictable, now more than ever. But if we stay healthy, we will all be able to enjoy our public trails and parks in the future. When conditions allow, the communities of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area will once again welcome visitors.
In the meantime, thank you for respecting trail and park closures. Thank you for staying home.
Established in 1986, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area protects nearly 293,000 acres of trails, forest, waterfalls, parks and historical sites within this spectacular river canyon.
A unique working landscape of public and private lands, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a world-renowned destination as well as a place that many people call home. A natural border between Oregon and Washington, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area includes spectacular ecological, recreational, cultural and historical attractions. More than 2 million people visit the Gorge each year, which puts a lot of pressure on the roads and trail systems as well as on surrounding communities.
To help ensure that visitors to the Scenic Area take care of natural areas and constructively connect with local communities, Friends of the Columbia Gorge is a partner in the Ready, Set, Gorge campaign.
Hosted by the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance, ReadySetGorge.com is designed to help Gorge visitors plan their trip, get prepared before leaving home, and to connect with local communities during their visit to the Gorge. At ReadySetGorge.com you'll find an array of useful materials—including a print-ready Gorge travel map (in multiple languages) as well as news and updates on Gorge trail and other travel advisories.
Ready, Set, Gorge! is an initiative aimed at improving the visitor experience in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Before you visit Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, check out readysetgorge.com – an easy way to learn about hiking and biking trails, learn about trail closures, and be better prepared. It’s a collaboration between the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance, U.S. Forest Service, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Travel Oregon, and Oregon Department of Transportation.