Our Mission

Enhance the Columbia River Gorge by creating a backcountry route that connects communities with the natural beauty of the region.

Our Vision

Protect and expand the Chinook National Recreation Trail to complete a bi-state scenic loop in the Columbia River Gorge.


For more than 30 years we have been building and maintaining trails.


Due to COVID-19 all volunteer events are currently on hold.

The concept of the Chinook Trail originated in 1986 with two lifelong hiking companions, Don Cannard and Ed Robertson

Don Cannard

Ed Robertson

Chinook Trail Association

by Nov 27, 2019