Located in Oregon, the hiking in Columbia River Gorge is known for three cool hikes. The best Columbia River Gorge hiking based on popularity are considered to be Eagle Creek Trail, Gorge Trail, and Oneonta Gorge Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Columbia River Gorge hiking trail below.
East of Portland and southwest of Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the 13 mile Eagle Creek Trail (#440) runs up a narrow canyon past 11 waterfalls. This is a wide, well-travelled path climbing gently past several water falls through lush, verdant pine forest above Eagle Creek.
East of Portland and southwest of Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the Oneonta Gorge Trail (#424) is a scenic trek up a narrow, mossy, fern covered gorge. Starting from the Columbia River Scenic Highway, you can either hike right up the gorge on a slippery, but scenic, route that will definitely get your feet wet, or you can bypass the most scenic section and take the trail starting a little further west and connect up with the upper section of the gorge.