Before you go, Ready, Set, Gorge
• Go early (before 10:00 a.m.), go late (after 4:00 p.m.) or go East (beyond the popular waterfall area of the western Gorge.)
• Carpool or take a public transit or private shuttle to reduce the number of cars on the road.
• Extend your stay to three days to explore the towns and trails of the Gorge. There is so much to see and do, you will want to take your time, particularly this year with numerous special events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Historic Columbia River Highway.
•Go by bike: join a bike tour group and take the family to sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway and state trail that are closed to motorized vehicles.
• Take the time to tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be home.
• If hiking or camping, bring the 10 essentials recommended by the American Hiking Society.
• Acquire the proper permits.
• For trip ideas and itineraries, visit hoodriver.org and traveloregon.com/cities-regions/columbia-river-gorge.
• For trail and permit information, visit https://gorgefriends.org/trailheadpasses.