Hike The Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge area is a veritable hiking heaven, with incredibly scenic, easy to challenging trail opportunities around nearly every corner. The riotous colors of wildflowers in spring and changing leaves in fall are highlights to the beautifully expansive vistas and hidden shangri-las that draw hikers year-round from around the world. 

The Washington side of the Gorge offers many of the best hikes, best views, and best scenery. So lace up your boots, put on your day pack, or just bring a picnic lunch and come explore hiking on the Washington “sunny side” of the Gorge. Check out some of our favorite Columbia Gorge area hikes below. And check out these resources for an almost unlimited selection of hikes in the Gorge area

 Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area LocalHikes.com
  City of Stevenson Northwest Hiker
Curious Gorge Portland Hikers
Friends of the Columbia Gorge Skamania.com
Gorge Kids Washington Trails Association
PLAN YOUR OWN HIKE or review TRAILS in 3-D on Google Earth, courtesy of Friends of the Gorge!

Lyle Cherry Orchard Hike

This relatively short hike through a preserve owned by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge offers spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge, amazing spring … More->

Mt Adams Lava Beds

The Big Lava Bed is a volcanic feature, but not a classic volcanic cone. Rather, it is a 20-square-mile basalt flow that oozed out of … More->

Waterplay

The Washington side of the Gorge is internationally known for it’s waterplay adventures, including miles of designated Wild and Scenic Rivers with whitewater rapids and … More->

Martin’s Gorge Tours

Voted “Best Tour of the Gorge” for the past several years. Relax while Martin does the driving as you enjoy all that the Columbia River … More->

Port of Klickitat

Port of Klickitat Good for business. Good for life. The Port of Klickitat has been a cornerstone of transportation and economic development in the Columbia … More->

Hike The Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge area is a veritable hiking heaven, with incredibly scenic, easy to challenging trail opportunities around nearly every corner. The riotous colors … More->

Weldon Wagon Trail

A lovely, off the beaten track, hike above Indian Creek through Oregon white oak woodlands with open ridgetop meadows, wildflowers, and views of the White … More->

Bird Creek Meadows

The Bird Creek Meadows hike is mostly a moderate stroll along a steady incline from the banks of Bird Lake up through meadows, crossing streams, … More->

VISIT RAINIER

Seniors! The National Park Centennial Continues…. SENIOR PASS – U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over may purchase a lifetime pass for $10 … More->

Where to Hike in the Gorge

Cape Horn, WA One of the Gorge’s newest trails, this eight-mile loop winds through a pleasant forest of coniferous and deciduous trees – a natural … More->

Dog Mountain Trail

With a trailhead conveniently located on Hwy 14 in the Columbia River Gorge, Dog Mountain is a destination for wildflowers and breathtaking views of the … More->

Beacon Rock

Beacon Rock has been an important landmark since before Lewis and Clark put it on their maps. Now part of a WA State Park it … More->

Klickitat Rails to Trails

Take a hike, ride a horse or trail bike beside the Klickitat River following 31 miles of a “rails to trails” converted old railroad corridor … More->

Double Mt. Horse Ranch

Your adventure awaits…  Unplug, unwind, and discover the Columbia River Gorge’s hidden treasures – orchards, vineyards, waterfalls – on horseback, hypnotic and thrilling at once. … More->

Oregon Nordic Club

Oregon Nordic Club has 3 local chapters serving the Columbia Gorge region. Local chapter members organize a wide variety of events and activities year-round, including … More->

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