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 35 years we have been building and maintaining trails.


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

Don Cannard

Ed Robertson

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The Chinook Trail Association recognizes that the Chinook Trail travels through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and their forced removal from these lands by the US government at various times throughout history. We are privileged to volunteer on these lands & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

Chinook Trail Association

by Nov 27, 2019