Rogue trails cutting up Columbia River Gorge

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Hikers probably don't think they're doing anything wrong but the rogue trails they've been carving in the Columbia River Gorge are illegal.

Officials with the Gorge National Scenic Area and the state Department of Natural Resources are taking steps to block off some trails that threaten sensitive areas, especially on the Washington side of the river.

The Columbian reports (http://bit.ly/nLe0vk) the Forest Service could fine hikers who carve illegal trails, but they're hard to track down.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com