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Columbia River Gorge

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Address: Hood River, OR 97031
Phone Number: 541-386-2333
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Activities: Wind-surfing, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: The Columbia River Gorge, a 75-mile canyon through the Cascades, is a...
The Columbia River Gorge, a 75-mile canyon through the Cascades, is a broad, picturesque river with water-controlling dams.
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Simply Beatiful

The whole gorge area is a great place to visit. Beautiful scenery at every turn. Many stops all along the highway on either side of the river. I would recommend at least a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Felton, California
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Felton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The whole gorge area is a great place to visit. Beautiful scenery at every turn. Many stops all along the highway on either side of the river. I would recommend at least a whole day to take in all the sights. A must see if you are visiting the area. If coming from Portland, drive out on the Oregon side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Columbia River gorge has beautiful views all the way down the Columbia and also on the roads that flank its tributary, the Hood River.

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St Petersburg, FL
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The drive along old U.S. 30 must be one of the most scenic drives in America. Stunning views from overlooks and amazing waterfalls. Don't miss this!

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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As other reviewers stated the scenery is simply magnificent. My only complaint is that many of the beautiful hikes are very near to the freeway and it is hard or impossible to get away from the noise of civilization. Hood River is a charming town and a good place to start your tour. Go west from there.

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Ridgefield, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The drive through the Gorge is spectacularly beautiful throughout the year. Whether it's winter and Multnomah Falls is completely frozen, the wild flowers in full bloom in spring and numerous falls with water rushing down the sides of cliffs, summer is always a treat and in the fall with the fall colors----the river itself is mighty and magnificent. I am... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to have a clear beautiful day to drive the scenic old US20 highway along the Columbia River Gorge. We stopped at the Crown Point overlook and were amazed when we went inside the round building to find a ranger station and all sorts of interesting exhibits as well as restrooms and a gift shop. The views were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The gorge from White Salmon, Washington to Cascade Locks, Washington on highway 14 is stunning. Be sure to cross the bridge at Cascade Locks and buy some fresh seafood from the native market. Very fresh fish and they will tell you interesting ways to fix it. Also stop at Multnomah Falls just west of there on the Oregon side. It... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is one of the prettiest places in the world! And should be one of the wonders of the world. I take all my visitors to Oregon there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Columbia river Gorge is beautiful and the drive to the hotel from Portland lets one view quite a bit of it

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had dinner where we has great views of this large pretty river It was raining part of the time but still nice just to look at.

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