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Address: OR
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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Beautiful drive

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Seattle
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Seattle
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1,113 reviews 1,113 reviews
391 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
137 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
17 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Beaverton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wasn't easy to find the historic highway 30 but once we got on it the drive was much prettier than the usual route although hilly and full of twists and turns. Just what I love but maybe not for every driver. Lunch at Multnomah Falls was a delightful surprise. Service was excellent. The special was ordered by all and thoroughly... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a gorgeous drive that goes from Portland to The Dalles, OR. Take your time and stop at the various water falls. The beauty is breathtaking. We took most of a long afternoon to take it all in. The Vista House offers beautiful views of the area, with placards describing the history of the area. Several hiking trails to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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53 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You get to be up and above the water, and see the views from the best vantage points you can get from land. It is quite the engineering feat that this was built in the time that is was. Many waterfalls, numerous hiking trails, really in all honesty the only way to truly enjoy the Columbia Gorge. You can see... More 

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Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)

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