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Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

  • Visit Multnomah Falls and Gorge Waterfall
  • Travel along the historic Columbia River Highway
  • See top-ranked attractions at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
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Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
When visiting Portland, Oregon, discover Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls, the top-ranked attractions in the area, during this guided tour. Travel along the historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway, the first scenic highway in the US to be named a National Historic Landmark. Stop at the magnificent Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall (186-meter-tall) waterfall, plus the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, including Latourell Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. All entrance fees, plus a Portland hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
What to Expect
Visit the beautiful Columbia River Gorge!  Your adventure will take place along the Historic Columbia River National Scenic Byway, where some of the locations we may stop include: Portland Women’s Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, and Shepperd’s Dell.

You tour will start with the view from Portland Women's Forum.  This location is absolutely breathtaking and it's one of the best spots to soak in a view of one of the most beautiful places on earth: the magnificent, awesome Columbia River Gorge. 

Next, we will stop at Crown Visit Point House with a complete overlook of the Gorge region.  Crown Point Vista House, best known of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, provides a panoramic view of the Columbia River. The Crown Point Vista House was built in 1916 and refurbished and completely remodeled in 2005.

Our next stop is Latourell Falls. This waterfall plunges 249' over a massive wall of columnar basalt, some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest, before cascading hastily toward the Columbia River. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls, and this characteristic has led many famous photographers to this captivating location. 
Other waterfalls we may stop at while driving on the Historic Columbia River Highway include:
Sheppherd's Dell-  In 1915, a local dairy farmer named George Shepperd gave all that he had (this tract of land) to the City of Portland as a memorial to his wife. The upper fall is around 42' tall. The lower tier is around 50' tall.
Bridal Veil Falls- Beautiful Bridal Veil Falls is an elegant and graceful lady that can be fully appreciated from the deck of a viewing platform rebuilt in 1996. The creek hustles down from the top of nearby Larch Mountain, tumbles over the cliff and eventually flows into the mighty Columbia River.

Next we will drive to Multnomah Falls. According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe.  Multnomah Falls is the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with more than 2 million stopping by each year to take in the views! Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies, but is usually highest during winter and spring. This is also one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods.

Return to Portland and drop off at downtown Portland hotels. 

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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour to see the greenery of Oregon. We couldn't see a few of the places because Oregon is still recovering from last year's fires, but the Multnomah Falls were worth it! Oregon and Washington have great views. This is a must!...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worth the stop

This is one place that is worth the stop. The parking lot is located right off the highway and a short walk under the road leads you to the lower viewing area. We went in the late afternoon and the crowds were large. I did...More

Thank Love2HikewPilot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful Falls

The falls were a short trip. Plenty of parking. A gift shop, with a ice cream vendor with snacks, and a restaurant. It was a short walk to both places to take pictures of the falls. The trail to the top of the falls was...More

1  Thank Jump007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perfect Day!

Thank you Debbie for all your help!! What a perfect day! We had a group of sixty and the day ran smoothly. The shuttle buses were on time and the tour guides were so nice!! The falls are beautiful I was so happy there were...More

Thank Buono15
Reviewed July 3, 2018
What a gem!!

Usually when you see sites like this you think... Where would we park? What kind of hike is this? My my great aunts make it? Well they sure can. Its a great location and simple walk (not hike) to the falls. well worth the trip....More

1  Thank alva g
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August 2, 2018|
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Response from Kevin_Blaine | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours. Rent a car and do the easy simple drive yourself. This would allow the freedom to see what you really like for as long as you want.