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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
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Ranked #1 of 52 things to do in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Canyons, Hiking trails, Scenic drives, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, 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: Geologic formations, Canyons, Hiking trails, Scenic drives, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,968 reviews 1,968 reviews
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1,003 helpful votes 1,003 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We came here to enjoy the scenery and boy is there a view. The river is much wide than I expected and there are several vantage points along the road. One of my favorite areas in the US.

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Portland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This Washington hike in the Gorge takes you up through basalt flows up across a couple of ridges, through the woods, and along areas that are sacred to the native people of this area. It's a casual hike--about 1000 foot elevation gain, perhaps 6-7 miles. Excellent views up river and across to the Oregon side. Its a little over an... More 

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The Dalles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The roads on both sides of Washington and Oregon, travelling East or West along the Columbia River Gorge will be amazed by the beauty this area presents. It's Federally protected, so there's probably an hour's drive before you hit civilization.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Mother Nature did a fabulous job in the gorge. Breathtaking scenery. Hike on the many trail. Watch the sun rise, the colors are amazing.

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Hood River, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Columbia River Gorge is one of the MOST beautiful places on Earth. A must see in one's lifetime. The gorge is home to world-class wineries and brewers. It is nirvana for lovers of all things outdoors; such as hiking on waterfalls, windsurfing and kiting, snow skinning, white water rafting, and more. People come to visit and never go home.

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Scappoose, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Love the highway travel there, amazing rock formations, and even saw a few mountain goats! Always windy, but then, it is the top destination for windsurfing!

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Hood River, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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