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Cascade Locks

4.5
Dams · Geologic Formations · Bridges

Popular things to do in Cascade Locks

Bonneville Lock & Dam ©
Dam
Bonneville Lock & Dam
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Oneonta Gorge ©
Geologic Formation
Oneonta Gorge
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Bridge of the Gods ©
Bridge
Bridge of the Gods
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Bonneville Hatchery
Wildlife Area
Bonneville Hatchery
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. The city took its name from a set of locks built to improve navigation past the Cascades Rapids of the Columbia River. The U.S. federal government approved the plan for the locks in 1875, construction began in 1878, and the locks were completed on November 5, 1896. The locks were subsequently submerged in 1938, replaced by Bonneville Lock and Dam, although the city lost no land from the expansion of Lake Bonneville behind the dam some 4mi downstream of the city. The city population was 1,144 at the 2010 census. The 2007 estimate is 1,075 residents.Cascade Locks is just upstream from the Bridge of the Gods, a toll bridge that spans the Columbia River. It is the only bridge across the Columbia between Portland and Hood River. Cascade Locks is also a few miles upstream of Eagle Creek Gorge, a popular scenic area that doubles as an alternate route for the Pacific Crest Trail. Cascade Locks is used frequently by hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to cross the Columbia River. Cascade Locks is the lowest point along the trail, which runs from the Mexico–US border in California to the Canada–US border in Washington. Plan your visit to Cascade Locks and other destinations in United States using our United States online trip maker.

Side trips from Cascade Locks

Multnomah Falls ©
Waterfall
Multnomah Falls Bridal Veil
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Mount St. Helens ©
Volcano
Mount St. Helens Washington State
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Vista House ©
Architectural Building
Vista House Corbett
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Johnston Ridge Observatory ©
Observatory
Johnston Ridge Observatory Toutle
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Cascade Locks

Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center
Water Body
Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Ponytail Falls ©
Waterfall
Ponytail Falls
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Lower Punchbowl Falls
Waterfall
Lower Punchbowl Falls
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Starvation Creek State Park ©
State Park
Starvation Creek State Park
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Cascade Locks

Eagle Creek Trail
Hiking Trail
Eagle Creek Trail
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop ©
Forest
Starvation Creek Ridge Loop
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Punchbowl Waterfall
Waterfall
Punchbowl Waterfall
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Thunder Island Brewing Co ©
Brewery
Thunder Island Brewing Co
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Trails in Cascade Locks

Elowah Falls
Hiking Trail
Elowah Falls
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Cascade Locks

Always Catchin' Fishing Charters ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Always Catchin' Fishing Charters
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

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