Columbia River Gorge

River in a wide valley with hills, mountains, and trees on either side

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area begins east of Washougal. State Route-14 offers a leisurely scenic trip up the beautiful Columbia River Gorge with a wealth of historical and recreational attractions along the way.


The renowned Bridge of the Gods dramatically crosses the Columbia River to Oregon. In the Columbia Gorge, you'll find cruises on a historical Sternwheeler and golfing amidst the beauty at Beacon Rock Golf Course or Skamania Lodge, a full-service resort. Exhibits at the Gorge Interpretive Center delve deeply into the region's geology, Native American culture, and pioneer history. Take a tour of the Bonneville Dam or a dip at the Carson Mineral Hot Springs.


The Columbia River Gorge is a hiker's paradise, with numerous trails for various fitness levels. Some of the better-known trails that lead to outstanding views include:

  • Beacon Rock
  • Cape Horn Trail Loop
  • Dog Mountain
  • Hamilton Mountain
  • Pacific Crest Trail
  • And More