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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 17 Attractions in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Moses Lake, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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fairmont, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I was never disappointed in any of the places I went to - anywhere along the gorge - sightseeing is my favorite its beautiful - last time I was out there was in oct 2014 it rained so no sight seeing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was surprised that the Gorge is mostly a highway through mountains with amazing views. From photographs and descriptions, I expected there to be a single, massive gorge. I wasn't disappointed, just surprised. The views are amazing. There are so many beautiful spots to stop -- lots of waterfalls. We stopped at most of the key falls, overlooks. We did... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

One of the most iconic scenes when you are in Oregon. Drop by the the Bridal Veil viewpoint to get a beautiful spot to just take photos and take in the view. The gorge is one of Oregon's 7 wonders. Definitely a must-see when you're in town!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was the second trip we had taken up the Columbia River Gorge over the years, both times on a commercial tour, and this was by far the better of the two. The driver made an intelligent selection of the waterfalls at which he stopped (Latourell and Multnomah), rather than visiting every one of the falls along the way, and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The river's beautiful, and so varied along the gorge. It's kind of whatever you want it to be, too. Tiny easy walks and long vigorous hikes, all within 45 mins of downtown Portland. Many great waterfalls along the historic road, really easy to see and explore. The Bonneville Dam's interesting, too, with its fish ladder. Vista House offers great views.

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Vancouver, Washington
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Columbia Gorge is a beautiful place to visit...from Multnomah falls to hood river. There are all kinds of trails to hike or drive your car in to the places that are tucked away and you find hidden places to eat and shop ...Beautiful when the sunshines even in the fall where you can take in the beauty of the... More 

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Tillamook, Oregon
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This gorge was formed by a 10-day flash flood tens of thousands of years ago. It is incredible - basalt rock formations, beautiful views of the river - see barges, bald eagles, windsurfers, National Geographic ships on their way up river, travel the Old Highway (built circa 1910) and visit the many water falls. Beauty everywhere you look.

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