Looking for a great trail in Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon? AllTrails has 25 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 11 hard trails in Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ranging from 5.9 to 23.1 miles and from 49 to 4,957 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd560885.pdf Columbia River Gorge is recovering from a fire and many trails are closed. Please see above link for up to date trail closure info A year-round recreational area offering the best of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, biking, golf, whitewater rafting and kayaking, windsurfing and kiteboarding, boating, bird watching, photography, downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing – the list is endless. Just taking a drive through the Columbia River Gorge is an experience in itself as you will be in awe of this spectacular geological wonder. The Columbia River is the second largest river in North America, starting in northern Idaho and southeastern British Columbia, and traveling over 1,200 miles to the ocean. Through millenniums of geologic events, waterfalls have found their home in the Columbia River Gorge. A visit to the area is not complete without a visit to the breathtaking waterfalls.

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

well marked.

cross country skiing
snow
6 days ago

Trail was covered in snow. Most was 2-5 inches, but over 12 towards the top of the mountain. Bring your microspikes.

Bring sticks for the icy part! Great hike

hiking
snow
9 days ago

Hiked 11-28-19. Icy & slippery trail last mile up. Bring your microspikes.

on Dog Mountain Trail

hiking
icy
snow
10 days ago

Great trail. Started at 2pm to get the sunset at the top. About 3-5 inches of snow at the very top, and trail is icy the last 1mi or so, getting progressively worse as you ascend. Dark around 4:30pm. Recommend Yak Trax or similar.

hiking
muddy
10 days ago

Fun hike with the kids! Go early or off season to really enjoy, otherwise the crowds can detract from the experience.

It was a great hike! Took my 7 month old German Shepherd, he loved it, only think I’d worry about with taking a dog is to reach the “top” you have to use a narrow trail that you or the pup could easily slip down if you need to get over to let people pass or to pass people, but overall beautiful scenery and a leg burner for sure

hiking
icy
muddy
11 days ago

A great beginning/moderate hike with very gradual elevation climb. Beautiful waterfall!! evidence of the 2017 fire still very obvious

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike - burns the glutts! Gets really high after a while, not recommended if you have vertigo. Overall beautiful views and amazing workout!

what an amazing, if steep, trail to see such an incredible forest. I can never get tired of these trees on the trail. then the view by puppy point was just great. so many more shadows from the lower sun angle. a very different look and feel than the summer time.

hiking
21 days ago

Moderate to difficult because of elevation but well worth it! Going all the way to the top it flattens out for a bit, my favorite part as not many people dared brave the hike! I couldn't help myself and started at Wakheena but went back through Multonomah falls on the Larch mountain trail. Many beautiful waterfalls! Took me about 3 hours.

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rocky
22 days ago

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rocky
22 days ago

Beautiful. Worth the visit. Can be crowded, go during off peak hours/days.

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rocky
scramble
24 days ago

This place is nice, well the 1 mile away from the whole tourist attraction that’s at the base with a full restaurant and 20 million people trying to capture the perfect selfie. I recommend if you go get past the first .5 miles and hike to the top then the beauty begins. Do not go on a weekend or during the high season when a lot of tourist come from overseas.

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail! A bit foggy today, still beautiful

Ah-ma-zing!

hiking
fee
rocky
27 days ago

Hiked on 11/11/19. Started at 2:20 p.m. Late start yes I know but I wanted to catch the sunset! Maybe a dozen or so cars at the trailhead and only 1 other group looking to start the hike at that time. On the way up saw around 10 people descending, passed a group, and got passed by a trail runner (he was fast). Official ‘top’ of Dog Mtn. at 3:40 p.m. Didn’t see the trail runner up here. Did see the group arrive that I started around the same time with. I went to the left of the fork and they must have gone right because I beat them up even though they started ahead lol. At the top I stopped for around 30 minutes. Took a ton of pictures, had a cliff bar, changed layers, had water and then I headed back down. Back at my car at 5:20 p.m. It was windy at the top (gusts of around 15-25 mph probably) and chilly. The group that arrived after me at the top also took off way before me but I passed them once more at about halfway down the mountain. Also passed the other party that I saw going up again. It got dark fast so I was thankful for my headlamp! Pretty much ran down the entire way because I wanted to catch the Seahawks lol—made it to my house around the second quarter (; Need trekking poles, layers, at least two liters of water, food/snacks, ten essentials (to be safe) and motivation lol. Wonderful hike!! P.S. always remember leave no trace!!

hiking
28 days ago

I’m hoping that someone who hiked this beautiful hike yesterday happen to find my Hoka shoes? I accidentally left them outside my car... and drove off without them.

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rocky
28 days ago

One of the best hikes in the Gorge, absolutely beautiful.

Don't come this way, it's no fun.

over grown
scramble
28 days ago

Welcome to the Gorge Disneyland. Over crowded. Urban, paved path.

Relatively quick & easy hike. Lost some points with me, because the trail just really isn’t outstanding - but the waterfall is gorgeous! Took both our pups, this was my GSD’s second time here, & it was very enjoyable for them.

Not good for kids; steep sides in many places and grueling 1600 ft climb. For context, the top of Multnomah Falls is only about 600 ft. But so many great waterfalls and a well-maintained trail. Lots of fall color.

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rocky
30 days ago

Great hike! Arrived at 8:30 am on a Friday...only a few people on trail. Parking lot full when done with hike. Beautiful falls!

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