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Address: Hood River, OR 97031
Phone Number: 541-386-2333
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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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It Never Gets Old

I have been traveling up and down the Gorge my entire life and it never gets old. I always find something new. If you are and outdoors person you can find many beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Chloris B
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Portland, Oregon

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Silverdale, Washington
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gorge is a great place to recreate if you enjoy watersports like kite surfing. The opportunity to photograph birds in the winter is an attraction for me especially the Tundra Swans along the Washington side of the gorge.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been traveling up and down the Gorge my entire life and it never gets old. I always find something new. If you are and outdoors person you can find many beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails. There are campgrounds, picnicing spots and landmarks to visit. Every year I drive the fruit loop and purchase cherries, apples and pears from... More 

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Salt Lake City
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an amazing drive, rife with scenery. It made the trip towards the coast pass very quickly. Just stunning!

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Hood River, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful area and there is alot to do here. Also there are a lot of great places to eat. There are many waterfalls in the gorge that people can enjoy.

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Thank bike409
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from Portland, the Columbia River Gorge really is a must-see regardless of weather. We drove from Portland to the Washington side and drove along WA 14. Once you get to Washougal the views really open up. Head down all the way to the Hood River Bridge. Everyone crosses at the Bridge of the Gods, but if you're willing to... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy nature then this is probably Disneyland for you. Even from the car we couldn't get enough of the views of the gorge.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous scenery, numerous beautiful waterfall trails and some great restaurants! It's a great place to visit!

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Chatham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't let a little rain spoil our tour of the Gorge. Driving along Historic Rt. 30 and stopping at every site and waterfall, we had an amazing experience! Be careful, drive slowly, and if you're the driver try not to be distracted by the beauty. You can pull off the road at several spots for views or to let... More 

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Hood River Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in Hood River for 26 years now and still marvel at the natural beauty right there in my backyard. So many hikes and wild places to discover. The views change with the seasons and it is easy to get off the beaten path and still find your own adventure. Just make sure you don't get lost!

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Fairview, Oregon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

If you are lucky enough to get a cold, cold weekend, there's nothing so beautiful as a drive up the Gorge to see the waterfalls dressed in ice.

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