Welcome to Gorge Waterfalls, offering scenic 100K and 50K trail running races through the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Prior the Eagle Creek Fire in 2017, the Gorge Waterfalls 100K & 50K was one of the preeminent races in the Pacific Northwest, home to some of the best trail running terrain in the entire United States. After four years of cancellation and thousands of hours of trail restoration from numerous groups, the race is back, under new ownership, with a fresh vision, and new start/finish area along the banks of the Columbia River at Marine Park in Cascade Locks.

Through the combined skillsets of Freetrail and Daybreak Racing, we will endeavor to deliver a premium quality race experience for our participants, filled with spectacular views, challenging trails, good vibes, and a fun finish line experience to celebrate human achievement. We hope you'll join us!

The 50K course offers an amazing west to east scenic tour through the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The course is almost entirely point-to-point route, beginning at Benson State Recreation Area, up Wahkeena Falls area over to Multnomah Falls, then upriver mostly along the Gorge 400 Trail all the way to Cascade Locks. From Cascade Locks the course does an out on the Pacific Crest Trail almost to Herman Creek before turning around, back down to Cascade Locks, through town and into Marine Park for the finish. Awe-inspiring views and incredible trails await along this challenging but runnable course!

The trails feature a variety of surfaces types, primarily rocky, somewhat technical singletrack mixed with some smooth dirt singletrack sections. The course is generally very runnable, with many punchy hill climbs and some very rocky technical sections especially through the many open talus slopes. There are intermittent sections of paved pedestrian/bike path connectors and some rural road shoulder sections to connect some of the main trail segments.

Upcoming Races

Apr 3 2022
50 KM
5,902 5,902 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
4 Aid Stations
9 :00 Cutoff
4 Elevation Rating
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts
Apr 2 2022
100 KM
12,592 12,592 ft.
Out and Back Course
7 Aid Stations
17 :00 Cutoff
4 Elevation Rating
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts


Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
04/09/17 237 4:05:30 4:46:36
04/09/16 261 4:28:05 5:21:15
03/29/15 282 4:27:54 5:02:00
03/29/14 236 4:05:28 4:51:48
03/30/13 280 3:22:24 3:49:34
03/25/12 211 3:19:27 4:07:17
03/12/11 125 4:25:09 4:49:36
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
04/08/17 205 8:20:28 10:55:24
04/02/16 219 9:09:37 10:27:58
03/28/15 189 9:22:57 11:03:05
03/30/14 61 9:52:04 12:00:47
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