Your Guide to the Gorge

Your Guide to the Gorge

About the Gorge

Welcome to the Columbia River Gorge — 461 square miles of pure playground awaiting your pleasure. If you’re not sure where to start here is a wealth of suggestion to sample, savor and remember.


From intimate views to sweeping panoramas, lush forest and farmland to arid high desert, the Columbia River Gorge has something for everyone and these byways and backroads will help you explore the best of it — or grab a map and stick a pin in it.

There are no wrong turns in the Gorge.


It’s hard to imagine any location with more hiking trails per square mile than the Gorge. From short, tree-lined strolls with family to rugged ridge treks, you’ll find something to meet all tastes.

The Columbia River Gorge Visitors Guide