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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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Beautiful drive

When visiting in Oregon, you should travel on I-84 and head east of Portland for a distance of about 100 miles. The high hills and bluffs are covered in tall conifer trees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Frisco, Texas, United States

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Frisco, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

When visiting in Oregon, you should travel on I-84 and head east of Portland for a distance of about 100 miles. The high hills and bluffs are covered in tall conifer trees. Multnomah Falls, the Visa House, and Columbia River Gorge Interpetive Museum. The City of Hood River and the fruit loop drive are worth a visit as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We live here and there is an abundance amount of activities. Plus the scenery is fabulous! Places to stop. East wind in cascade Locks, Hood river fruit loop, and of course the Dams!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Of course we did the historic drive that included the Vista House and the waterfalls and those are always classic must sees. We decided to stay in Stevenson, WA in a cottage overlooking the Columbia is simply stunning. It is so nice to sit on chairs overlooking the river and watching the sun set. We also had a chance to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Be sure to take the Historic route 30 and start out early because there is a lot of traffic and it can be hard to find a parking spot. Bring water and good walking shoes and take time to walk to the top of the falls.

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San Fernando, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The numerous waterfalls along highway 84 and the scenic by-way 30, are spectacular and easily accessed via short trails of a few yards to about 2/3 mile, with one visible from the road. Also, for more adventurous hikers, there are longer trails to more distant falls and sights.

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Frisco, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Worth a drive through along the river. Several towns to stop. See the dam, fish hatchery, Bacon Rock. The Dalles.

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South Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The entire area along the Columbia River is a recreation area. The gorge is a wonderful site. Every place you look is a view of a mountain, falls, or other scenery. We didn't take advantage of any of the recreation because most of it is for younger, stronger people. So with that in mind we only walked and took in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Gorge has some of the best views you will ever see, hands down. The ultra scenic route (which takes you to Vista House and all three waterfalls...definitely stop at Vista House and Multnomah Falls for a truly unforgettable trip!) is the best way to see the Gorge. It's a little longer than just taking the most direct route on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have relatives that live in the Dalles which is roughly a two-hour drive along the Colombia River Gorge from Portland and so have driven this route many times over the course of the past forty years when I fly over to Oregon from Ireland and it still impresses me hugely. What an amazing place to call home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Driving from Portland to Hood River and then to Mt. Hood is very pretty. There are a number of scenic waterfalls and overlooks. Then from Hood River to Mt. Hood (an hour drive) we took our time and stopped at several wineries and tried some local wines. These are all small wineries, but everyone was very friendly, even recommending their... More 

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Address: Address: Hood River, OR 97031
Phone Number: 541-386-2333
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River

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