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Columbia River Gorge

Address: Hood River, OR 97031
Phone Number: 541-386-2333
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Columbia Gorge Adventure from Portland
98%
Ranked #1 of 38 Activities in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Wind-surfing, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The Columbia River Gorge, a 75-mile canyon through the Cascades, is a...
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Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Wind-surfing, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The Columbia River Gorge, a 75-mile canyon through the Cascades, is a broad, picturesque river with water-controlling dams.
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Hood River, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

No matter the weather, the Columbia River Gorge is always a beautiful destination. Whether hiking, biking, sightseeing, kiteboarding, this is an amazing location, with remarkable sights.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, beautiful views. Nice watching the wind surfers sail the gorge waters. Fun place to take visitors.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is an exhilarating cruise. I would recommend the dinner cruise. It's a little pricey but definitely worth it. The dinner itself was extravagant and comes with a drink if you want. The cruise itself is outstanding along with the staff. There's a piano player that has beautiful songs and you can request songs as well as dedicate songs. The... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have read before that the gorge is one of the top 10 scenic routes in the US and I believe it. Very few places rival this area. Pick up a book on flowers and you will find that there are many climates here and there are flowers that grow no other place on the planet than here. There are... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Not to be missed if you are in the area. It is beautiful no matter what the weather is, even raining.

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Sherwood, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A must see for locals and visitors. Picturesque bring your camera and hiking shoes to see even better views

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Portland, Oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is a winter wonderland along the highway through the Colombia Gorge. Most cliff waterfalls are at least partially frozen and where water is weeping off the rocks huge icicles have formed. The geology of the gorge, coupled with all the ice is magnificent. It is worth just driving out and back.

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Moses Lake, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have seen rivers all around the world. The lower Columbia River, as it flows between The Dalles and east of Portland OR, is called the gorge. There are two dams along this area, Bonneville and The Dalles. There are 3 bridges crossing the Columbia, Cascade Locks, Hood River, and The Dalles. Such raw beauty abounds here. At The Dalles,... More 

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Yelm, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Columbia River Gorge is apprx. 80 miles of canyons with the Columbia river snaking thru this Canyon,. The area has the status of Scenic Area by and thus federally protected. Lewis and Clark, Volcanic Eruptions, Native American history and yes waterfalls all vie for your attention while visiting. My husband and I love this area. We come down visit... More 

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Mtn View, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

the Columbia River Gorge is a series of waterfalls pretty close to each other. All of them are stunning. Some are more crowded than others but that because they are so beautiful. It's also super close to Portland so if you are in the area - don't think twice - go there...

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