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Columbia River Gorge

Hood River, OR 97031
541-386-2333
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Ranked #1 of 23 Attractions in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Wheaton, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The waterfalls and hiking were lovely. Some of the falls were within steps of the parking lots, some were short hikes and others were longer or more strenuous hikes. Watching kite boarders on the Columbia River was mesmerizing.

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Vancouver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The gorge is a beautiful place to visit. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Specifically, we hiked up Multnomah Falls which doesn't need to be described. It's steep but the views on top (of the river) are amazing. The view from the bottom isn't too shabby either- you'll find it to be gorgeous and it's a great... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are in Portland you should not miss this amazing drive. It's a day trip to Hood River where para sailers, kite boarders add to the natural view. Great vinyards, restaurants and of course Natures bounty. Don't miss the fruit loop where you will taste some of the best peaches, blue berries and cherries ever!

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most spectacular sights. Driving through the gorge is breathtaking. It is so beautiful with the sheer cliffs, beautiful green trees and the flowing river. Very peaceful and a great place to get back to nature.

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London, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
203 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

the gorge downstream of the Bonneville Dam is wild and natural - with fast flowing water and lots of waterfalls. Upstream of the dam (which is interesting to visit) the gorge is flooded and the water is slow. Both are beautiful. There are loads of small towns and beautiful hikes throughout the gorge. Really nice to visit

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful area but there could be more encouragement on the sign posts to visit some of the towns off the highway.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
79 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This again is a must place to visit. Take the 30 road instead of highway 84, as you will see so many beautiful waterfalls, which you wont see if you go on the 84. Aim to stop at them all if you have the time as they are all a bit different. Depending on your fitness, you can hike on... More

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Cresskill, New Jersey
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103 reviews 103 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Spend some time here -- every turn is a new, gorgeous view. The falls on the western end are spectacular, Bonneville Dam is really interesting ( take the tour and see the fish ladders). Out near The Dalles the terrain totally changes. We took two days here which is probably enough, but you are also close to Mt. Hood so... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Can see why this area is called "the Gorge is my gym" - all kinds of outdoor activities year round in the most beautiful environment. Rec. the Tanawamas Falls hike & a trip to Timberline Lodge.

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Carlsbad
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We enjoyed all areas of the Gorge except driving up to the Timberline Lodge was a big disappointment

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