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Columbia River Gorge

Hood River, OR 97031
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Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in Hood River
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Type: Geologic Formations, Canyons, Hiking Trails, Scenic Drives, Waterfalls
Activities: Hiking, Wind-surfing, Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: The Columbia River Gorge runs almost from border to border and encompasses a large area of the only sea level river running through stunning cliffs... more »
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Hood River, Oregon, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

One of the most beautiful and diverse regions of the US. On par with the Grand Canyon but with much more to do than look. Historic railroads, biking and hiking trails, over 100 waterfalls and on and on. A must see and experience for you bucket list or, like a lot of us, your next move!

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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Good roads, stunning scenery, walking trails of various lengths and challenge, and an amazing collection of waterfalls - some right next to the roadway itself. We wished we had more time to spend here.

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Portland, OR
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161 reviews 161 reviews
76 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This updates a popular 2012 review of the Columbia River Gorge. I've been taking out-of-town guests on Gorge tours for quite a few years and have mapped out a never-fail day trip that can be adapted to include a visit to Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood or an extension to the dry side of the Cascades (The Dalles and Maryhill... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Heading east from Portland along the Columbia River gives a visitor a sense of the diversity of this spectacular area. It made me think of an interesting combination of environments: Colorado and the beach! There were so many waterfalls of melted snow from Mt. Hood cascading down rocky areas, and across the expanse of the river lay Washington State, appearing... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you're in the Portland area, this is a place you can't miss. The drive down the Columbia River highway is exceptionally beautiful. Many places to stop, rest, stroll around, hike, take pictures or just explore. Lots of waterfalls to visit. Makes for a wonderful day trip out of Portland.

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Portland, Oregon
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164 reviews 164 reviews
88 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A very primal place the Columbia Gorge. The old road built in 1921 is very scenic with many lovely waterfalls alone the way.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Absolutely beautiful! Mt. Hood, the river and gorge, the waterfalls, all add up to a fantastic trip. And the wineries are excellent.

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Boston, MA
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

so much to see and do. love the great outdoors!! hiking, biking, wind surfing, great food, so many breweries, such amazing natural beauty.

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North, South Carolina
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333 reviews 333 reviews
111 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The views are spectacular from so many locations. Waterfalls on one side, and the gorge on the other. Spend some time and make a day (or a week) out of it. A can't miss trip for the whole family any time of the year.

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White Salmon, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Lucky me, I live here. Beautiful year round. Great restaurants, shopping, hiking, skiing, fishing, gardens, brew pubs, wineries, etc.

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