What you need to know about the new Columbia River Gorge permits

The Columbia River Gorge is a staple for Pacific Northwest adventures. From awe-inspiring trail views, to waterfalls and wildflowers, the gorge is a must-see destination, especially with its close proximity to Portland.
Visitors this summer, however, will need to do an extra layer of research. It’s a new world in the Gorge during peak hiking season, and chances are you’ll need a permit -- and a plan -- ahead of time.
Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

Jamie and Vickie discuss when the new Columbia River Gorge car permit will go into effect, how to purchase it and how it will be enforced.

What trail needs a special permit during wildflower season.

What parking permits are required throughout the gorge.

Vickie shares some of her favorite gorge hikes.

Jamie chats about his favorite wildflower trails.

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