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Columbia River Gorge

Hood River, OR 97031
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Ranked #1 of 22 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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McMinnville, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Columbia River Gorge is a sight to behold! And there are beautiful waterfalls to see with just a short walk from the car and via both short & longer hikes. Tour Bonniville Dam and see the fish ladders. Treat yourself to a meal at Multnomah Lodge. Enjoy the wind surfing at Hood River. Enjoy the sights and have fun.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews 117 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We toured the Gorge mid-week in July. Parking lots were nearly full throughout the day but cleared out later in the afternoon. Like many people, we started at Portland Women's Forum State Viewpoint and worked our way east. We toured the Vista House, then hiked Latourell Falls (Upper and Lower), Oneanta Falls and Horsetail Falls. There was no parking available... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Tons of options for hiking & waterfalls. We really enjoyed even just driving by the beautiful scenery. There was nothing I didn't like.

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Placentia, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great place had a wonder time a lot to see and do. Great day hikes. We drove through the gorge on our way to mt. Hood great views use hwy 35 and enjoy the ride vista house is a must stop.

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Park City
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Much of what we came to see was obliterated by the July storm that visited our three day trip. Still, the gorge is lovely. We took the side trip along hwy 35 passing several amazing waterfalls. In the dense forests the rain storm had less affect. We visited several wineries. The people at the wineries are much more involved and... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We drove on both the Washington and the Oregon sides of the gorge. Cape Horn on the Washington side was our first real view and it was totally stunning. There are several great stops and day hikes on the Oregon side too. I would highly recommend visiting this beautiful area.

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Saranac Lake
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

There are so many activities in this area and so much to see and do, great place for a vacation and great weather

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Far exceeded my expectations! Just incredible! The whole drive was beautiful. The waterfalls were stunning and so accessible! We had originally planned to spend a half day and ended spending the entire day here. It was so beautiful, we even did some hiking! I highly recommend it to anyone planning to be nearby. My wife and I have been to... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Just a short drive from Portland the Columbia Gorge is one of the most scenic places in the United States.There is something for everyone here and it is easily accessible by interstate. Whether you Iike hiking, biking, camping, or wind surfing you can't go wrong here. Plan to spend several days enjoying the many beautiful trails. If you like waterfalls... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Gorge was created by the Columbia which when you think about how much water that took it is mind blowing

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