Columbia Gorge Recreation
The Columbia River Gorge is internationally recognized as one of the top destination spots in the world for windsurfing at both professional and recreational sporting levels. For more information, contact the CGWA - Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association at www.cgwa.net.
The Gorge is quickly becoming known for its outstanding sailing conditions. Consistent wind, pleasant water temperatures and spectacular views make sailing in the Gorge a breeze. For more information, contact the CGRA - Columbia Gorge Racing Association at www.cgra.org.
Embark on an exhilarating whitewater adventure of class two, three, and four rapids, interspersed with quiet pools and delicate waterfalls. Your trip will be professionally guided by the experts at Zoller's Outdoor Odysseys. For more inforation, visit their website at www.zooraft.com.
Kiteboarding enthusiasts and athletes from around the globe flock to the Columbia River Gorge for some of the best wind and water conditions in the country. For more information on kiteboarding forums, sensors and forecasts in the Gorge, visit www.nwkite.com.
The Columbia River is a very popular place for kayakers of all skill levels. Take a paddle and enjoy close-up views northwest wildlife and majestic Gorge scenery. For more information on kayaking in the Columbia Gorge and around Oregon, visit www.pdxkayaker.org.
Hiking is one of the most popular activities in the Columbia Gorge. There are miles of hiking and backpacking trails with a spectacular views and vistas - many are accessible year-round. For more information on hiking in Gorge visit www.portlandhikers.org.
The Gorge is the perfect destination for mountain biking adventure. There are biking trails designed for bikers of all levels, from paved bike paths to world-class extreme mountain biking trails. To find a list of mountain biking trails to experience for yourself visit www.trails.com.
If incredible crags are what you seek, then the Gorge is where you need to be. With climbing routes like Beacon Rock, Ozone Wall and Rabbit Ears, you're bound to find a vertical challenge that fits you. To find out more about rock climbing in the Gorge visit www.rockclimbing.com.