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"Beacon Rock" was originally named by Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the Pacific Ocean, in November of 1805? It was near Beacon Rock that they first measured tidal influences from the ocean on the Columbia River.
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Where do we begin with suggestions for recreation opportunities in the Columbia River Gorge? The list is very long … you will find it all here. Lifelong natives have not had time to partake in every recreational activity that is available in the region. For more specific information about the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument including maps, directions, road conditions, etc., check out http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/. You can pick and choose from the following list and spend three days, three weeks or three months enjoying our year-round recreation mecca. Make sure to stop by the Visitor Information Center at the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce (167 NW Second Street, Stevenson) for parking passes, maps or ideas.


Looking for a ride to your favorite trailhead?  Check out Skamania County's seasonal transit schedule and ride the WET (West End Transit) bus!  This service runs on Saturday and Sunday from May through October.


Hike Itineraries Using the WET Bus!

You can use the WET Bus to access many amazing Gorge experiences.  Friends of Columbia Gorge has created hike itineraries keyed to the WET Bus schedule.




Arts and Culture Sights to See Recreation Scenic Drives