This Trails Illustrated topographic map is the most comprehensive recreational map for the Columbia River Gorge areas of Washington and Oregon. The 80 mile long gorge contains diverse ecosystems ranging from the lush Oneonta Gorge Rain Forest to the arid Celilo Grasslands.
Areas included on the map: Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area; White Salmon, Klickitat, Sandy, and Lower Deschutes Wild and Scenic Rivers; Pacific Crest and Oregon Trails; Mount Hood, Columbia River Gorge, Historic Columbia River Highway, and Yakima Scenic Byways; Hood River County Northwest OHV Area; National Wildlife Refuges; Washington and Oregon State and County Parks, and much more.
Approximately 4 1/4" x 9 1/4" folded; 27" x 39" fully opened
Scale = 1:75,000
More than just a map, National Geographic Trails Illustrated topographic maps are designed to take you into the wilderness and back. Printed on tear-resistant, waterproof material, this map can go anywhere you do. Each map is based on exact reproductions of USGS topographic map information, updated, customized, and enhanced to meet the unique features of each area. The maps include valuable wilderness tips and Leave No Trace guidelines, along with updated trails, trailheads, points of interest, campgrounds, and much more. With a new color palette and stunning shaded relief, backcountry navigation has never been easier.
Comments about 821 Columbia River Gorge Trail Map:
I was really looking forward to getting this and other new NG maps for Oregon and Washington to help plan future multi-day hikes, but was really disappointed to find out they don't have any of the mileage for trails on them. This makes them pretty much useless for planning and use in the backcountry.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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