Springfield Gorge, "the third most beautiful gorge in the state", is a gorge in Springfield.
Bart wants to jump across the gorge on his skateboard, Captain Lance Murdock-style. Homer Simpson instead attempts to make the jump in an attempt to show his son the dangers of doing daredevil stuntwork, but Bart decides to not do daredevil stunts ever again in an attempt to stop Homer from doing it. However, Homer, due to the skateboard unexpectedly going on with Homer on it, almost makes the jump, falling to the bottom banging his head as he goes along. The ambulance later crashes into a tree and Homer falls out of the back on a stretcher and goes down again.
During Trappuccino, Homer and Bart later jumped the gorge on a motorcycle by accident and the ambulance is still seen crashed in the there.
There is a section of the Gorge called "Homer's leap", dedicated to a local man who fell down the gorge twice in one afternoon.