Gorge Waterfalls 50K


Apr 03, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Gorge Waterfalls 50K


Cascade Locks OR, 97014


Entry Fee $155
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 50K

Type: Ultra

Starting Elevation: 100

High Point: 1500

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2011

Men's Record: Jace Ives 27 Ashalnd, OR 4:25:09

Women's Record: Pam Smith 36 Salem, OR 4: 49:36



The Gorge Waterfalls 50k (and its sister race, the Gorge Waterfalls 100k) are unique in the number of waterfalls this course includes – quite possibly more waterfalls than you’ll be able to count! Wahkeena Falls, Fairy Falls, Multnomah Falls, Oneota Falls, Dry Falls, and far more, including Ponytail Falls, which you’ll run right underneath.
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.

The race includes four aid stations, with one offering drop bag access and two offering crew access.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Apr 03, 2022

Held on Apr 08, 2018

Held on Apr 09, 2017

Held on Apr 09, 2016

Held on Mar 29, 2015

Held on Mar 29, 2014

Held on Mar 30, 2013

Held on Mar 25, 2012

Event Results