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Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails...
This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails while offering expansive views of the Gorge.
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Scenic drive

We enjoyed our drive seeing all the falls and hiking. The Vista House was a beautiful stop for pictures. We then went on to Bridal Veil Falls which was an easy hike to the falls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We enjoyed our drive seeing all the falls and hiking. The Vista House was a beautiful stop for pictures. We then went on to Bridal Veil Falls which was an easy hike to the falls. We skipped Multnomah Falls due to the crowds and lack of parking. We went on to the gorge and decided to hike the gorge up... More 

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Louisiana
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The sights along this highway are indescribably beautiful but the traffic while we were there was insane. We went during the first week of August 2015 during the middle of the week. I'm not sure if this is peak season but be patient and just know it's going to take a while to make your way.

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Aloha, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I've taken the old scenic hwy. quite a few times in the past. Unfortunately, due to increased usage and the amount of large vehicles on what is in places a very narrow road, it has become an uncomfortable and at times even dangerous drive. So many drivers simply either don't know or don't care about what they are doing. A... More 

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Seattle
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1,159 reviews
408 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A wonderful scenic drive, lots of stunning vistas to stop and appreciate. Take your time driving on this route.

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San Francisco
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We could barely start our drive and on our second stop at the Latourell Falls our car was broke in and they stole my purse and a backpack. I wish I had the chance to see all the amazing waterfalls on the way but that completely ended with our holiday trip. I am only giving it one star because if... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Photos nor words can describe how incredible the scenery is at the Gorge. We took the scenic historic route, crossed both bridges so we could see from Washington side and returned via Mount Hood on Highway 26. Every bend was jar dropping whether is was the view of the river gorge, hilltop pine trees, the snow capped Mt Hood and... More 

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Only had one day in the area so we drove along this route - amazing views of the river and gorge, wonderful waterfalls - so high! even when low water they are spectacular as they drop so far. I need to come back and go walking and visit the attractions as there was so much we missed - at least... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We live in the Gorge area so I am biased. In Spring, summer and Fall the Gorge is spectacular and worth a full day trip if you are in Portland. Drive I84 and take detours along the way to the various sites including the scenic highway. Hood River is only about an hour from Portland and there are lots of... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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46 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Historic Highway is so much more scenic and enjoyable than the interstate. From the Historic Highway you'll see numerous waterfalls along with old bridges made out of stone. You could easily turn this into an all-day drive. I'm headed back to the Gorge next month and am planning on spending 2 days in the Gorge so I can take... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We drove through the Gorge from Portland to Hood River. We decided to get off the freeway and take the old, slower, scenic road. It was a great choice! The road is slower, and a bit curvy, but the views are far better because you are up high. This road also provides access to six waterfalls (we stopped and visited... More 

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