The Columbia River Gorge is known for waterfalls, beautiful valleys, cliff-top vistas and a variety of hiking trails to experience it all.
Because of the spectacular scenic beauty and its
proximity to the Portland Metropolitan area, the Columbia Gorge sees many visitors. The most popular tourist attraction in Oregon, Multnomah Falls, lies just 30 miles from downtown Portland
and can attract quite a crowd. However, there are many hiking trails where solitude can be found. The Gorge offers numerous trails suitable for backpacking, great loop trip possibilities, and because
of the relatively low elevations, many trails can be accessed year-round.