Walks and Bike Ride

Multnomah Falls

All walks are available every day. Register for any or all walks and complete them at your leisure.

The Port of Cascade Locks has imposed a $1.00 user fee per person that will be collected at registration.

  • Dates: Thursday June 16, 2016 through Sunday June 19, 2016.
  • Times: Start between 8AM and 1PM, finish by 4PM.
  • Registration Point: Marine Park in Cascade Locks, Oregon. Drive east on I-84 from Portland and take exit 44. Continue straight ahead on Wa Na Pa St. to Marine Park on your left. Enter park and follow signs.
  • Credit: IVV credit only. Free walkers welcome.

Bike Ride: New for 2016 (25km / 2B)

The new bike will start in Cascade Locks, go through town, then along the Old Columbia River Highway (closed to vehicles), to Horsetail Falls and back. Pre-register

Swim: New for 2016

The swim will be held at the Aquatic Center in Hood River. It will not be monitored and distance will be on the honor system. There will be a charge for entry to the aquatic center in addition to the AVA charge. Pre-register

Falls Creek Falls: New for 2016 (10km / 3C)

This walk takes you along a beautiful stream back to the base of a secluded waterfall. Then the trail continues through some old growth forest to the top of the same waterfall. The trail is all on maintained trails and is perfectly safe. There is one moderately steep, though short, hill. Pre-register
Strollers: No | Wheelchairs: No

Angels Rest: New for 2016 (10km / 3C)

Angel’s Rest is an exposed bluff on the Western end of the Columbia River Gorge. This summit is characterized by a long, rocky spine surrounded on three sides by cliffs, boasting a striking 270 degree view! While you can’t see any of the Cascade volcanoes from the top, you do get great vantages of Beacon Rock, Silver Star Mountain and many other landmarks. The real draw, however, is the perspective of the river below – like you’re on a balcony over a great auditorium. Its near-1500 foot prominence, and its proximity to the Columbia River give you the false sensation that you could dive from the summit to the water below! (From Portland Hikers.org) Pre-register
Strollers: No | Wheelchairs: No

Fort Cascade: New for 2016 (10km / 2B)

Walk through what remains of the old fort that was abandoned in 1861. Then through parts of the town of North Bonneville and then along the Columbia River. Pre-register
Strollers: No | Wheelchairs: No

Multnomah Falls (10km / 3C)

You will drive 16 miles to the start point for this walk. This is one of the most spectacular walks/hikes in the entire Gorge. You will walk to the top of 520-foot high Multnomah Falls then past many other waterfalls on your way to Wahkeena Springs, the headwaters for Wahkeena Falls. Then back down past Fairy Falls to Wahkeena Falls. Pre-register
Strollers: No | Wheelchairs: No | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Eagle Creek (10km / 3C)

You will drive 5 miles to the start for this walk. This is probably the most beautiful and most visited walk/hike in the Columbia Gorge. Unfortunately, due to a bridge being destroyed, it is no longer possible to hike to Tunnel Falls or High Bridge safely. The new route will take you up Eagle Creek Canyon to the destroyed bridge. You will turn around here and return. On your return trip you will descend to Punch Bowl Falls. This descent isĀ on a fairly rocky, sometimes wet trail so be careful. The reward at the bottom is well worth the trip. It might make sense to do this walk on Thursday or Friday as weekends are extremely busy. If you do this walk on Saturday or Sunday please plan to walk early.
Pre-register
Strollers: No | Wheelchairs: No | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes

Town Walk (5km / 1A)

Walk through Marine Park onto Thunder Island, in the middle of the Columbia River, past the museum, and into town past the ice cream store. An easy short walk. Pre-register
Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Dry Creek Falls (10km / 2B)

A beautiful waterfall tucked back at the end of a canyon. Walk through old growth fir along forested trails and then down an old road back to Cascade Locks. You will pass the ice cream store at the end of this walk. Pre-register
Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: No | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Cascade Locks to Overlook (10km / 1A)

An easy walk along the old Columbia River Highway to the Overlook Campground with its wonderful views of Bonneville and the Columbia River. Pre-register
Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Wahclella Falls (10km / 2C)

This is an old favorite. One of the prettiest waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge, this one is nestled at the end of a beautiful canyon. You will walk along a creek, past an unnamed waterfall across two bridges the the double falls at the end of the canyon. Then return to walk through the Bonneville Fish Hatchery and then back to your car at the Overlook campground. Pre-register
Strollers: No | Wheelchairs: No | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Mosier Tunnels (13km / 2A)

You will drive 22 miles to the start point. This walk follows the old Columbia River Highway through the Mosier Tunnels. These tunnels collapsed and were then reopened as a State Park and walking/biking trail in the late 90’s. The views are awesome and the grade is easy. There is a $5.00 State Parks pass required for parking here. Pre-register
Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Herman Creek Pinnacles (10km / 3B)

You will drive 3 miles to the start point. You will walk along forested trails, across a creek, past a waterfall to some really different rock formations. The pinnacles are pyramidal shaped rock mounds that are unique to this area. You can climb these if you wish and enjoy the view on the Columbia River far below. You will then return the way you came. Pre-register
Strollers: No | Wheelchairs: No | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Starvation Creek (10km / 1B)

This is an easy, fairly flat walk on a part of the Old Columbia River Highway that has been converted to a hiking/walking trail. You will pass several waterfalls, an old oven the Chinese workers used while constructing the highway and a massive anthill. You will walk through a campground to a small sandy beach on the Columbia River and then back to your car. Pre-register
Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: No | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes