Two States, Three Volcanoes & One Big River — Oregon & Washington’s Playground™

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Up to 4,000 feet deep, the Columbia River Gorge stretches for more than 80 miles as the Columbia River winds westward through the Cascade Range, forming the boundary between the State of Washington to the north and Oregon to the south. Three volcanoes dominate the Cascades and are major attractions when visiting the Gorge. Majestic Mt. Hood is the highest point in Oregon. It is one of the three dormant volcanoes in this region, with Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens located across the river in Washington state.

The Columbia River Gorge
is the largest national scenic area
in the United States.

Oregon's Mt. Hood is one of three volcanoes in the Columbia River Gorge Region

Mt. Hood, Oregon | 11,245 ft.

Washington's Mt. St. Helens is one of three volcanoes in the Columbia River Gorge Region

Mt. St. Helens, Washington | 8,364 ft.
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Washington's Mt. Adams is one of three volcanoes in the Columbia River Gorge Region

Mt. Adams, Washington | 12,326 ft.


Blog Posts

  • View of the Columbia River Gorge, a paradise offering outdoor recreation, waterfalls, incredible views and communities.

The Columbia Gorge: Welcome to Paradise

The Columbia River Gorge is a natural wonder that is united, not divided by the mighty Columbia River and the Cascade Mountain Range. As the majestic river winds its way through the mountains, it brings six counties in two states together with something truly unique and different to see around every corner. In 1986, a group of hikers and outdoor enthusiasts organized a campaign to preserve the Columbia River Gorge’s scenic beauty by successfully encouraging Congress to pass the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act. The purpose of the act is [...]

  • Tamanawas Falls, a two mile hike in through lush forests, is a great family hike that takes you to the gorgeous 100 foot waterfall

Tamanawas Falls

Tamanawas Falls is another gorgeous waterfall in the Gorge. The two mile hike takes you through lush forests along Cold Spring Creek with the destination ending at the 100-foot waterfall. An ideal hike for cooling down on a hot afternoon!  This is a large waterfall with a considerable dry cave behind the falls. Be aware that rocks can be very slippery when wet, so make sure to watch your step. The dry cave makes for a great finish to the hike and an ideal place to eat your lunch. NOTE: It's possible to see [...]