Mt. Hood and the Gorge Trails and Parks are not open yet

As the weather gets nicer, and certain state parks in Oregon start to open up, it might be tempting to drive out to The Columbia River Gorge or up to Mt. Hood to look for day trip adventures. We want to remind you that our region is still not open to visitors. 

The region is proactively assessing community readiness, and park staff readiness, to be sure that we are able to protect our public lands and protect the public health of our locals and visitors.

If you’re missing the region right now, consider a few alternatives to support your favorite local businesses!

Plan for the Future

Now is a great time to purchase gift cards from the restaurants, shops, hotels, and bed & breakfasts that you’re missing. Then, when the time is right, you’ll basically have your next trip planned and paid for!

Hood Gorge Homemade

Relive your favorite memories and places to visit on Mt. Hood and in the Columbia River Gorge with our Hood Gorge Homemade contest. Let your imagination take you on an adventure for a chance to win a prize!

Go to the Gorge Virtually

Learn more about the Gorge, the history of the region, and the people that make up the community by listening to the Hear in the Gorge podcast.

Oregon Trail Activity Book

Looking for fun activities for the kids while you #StayHomeSaveLives. Discover your own Oregon Trail adventure with this interactive activity and coloring book.

For the most recent updates, visit the Oregon State Parks COVID-19 resource page and

Questions about the phases of reopening and what that means for your next trip? Check out Travel Oregon’s COVID-19 FAQ page. 

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