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This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails...

This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails while offering expansive views of the Gorge.

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Bike and Hike: Columbia River Gorge Adventure from Portland
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beautiful scenic road, fantastic views

The drive on Historic Route 17 is spectacular and offers many splendid views. There are actually two segments - the one closer to Portland that starts at Troutdale is more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Herzlia, Israel
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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The drive on Historic Route 17 is spectacular and offers many splendid views. There are actually two segments - the one closer to Portland that starts at Troutdale is more spectacular. The seven waterfalls along the road offer good opportunities for short trekking trips. The second segment is not that green but offers good views on the Columbia Gorge, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are driving the Columbia River Gorge, you owe it to yourself to stick to Old Historic Route 30 as mush as you can - from The Dalles to Troutdale. It winds, twists, and turns for most of its length and you get a real idea of what it is like to live here. Waterfalls abound, but be aware... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ditto every positive thing others had to say. We had only 2 nights in Portland and this was the only thing on our list of "must see" attractions. We took our time to stop at every waterfall, each as beautiful as the last till we got to Multnomah Falls which was the crowning glory. Parking was at such a premium... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery through the gorge is sensational and the route followed by the scenic highway is the best way to see it.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on my bucket list! Needs to be done leisurely and in the day time. Make as many stops as you can to observe waterfalls and take in the views. Crowds at Multnomah Falls but even that was not a detraction. Worth stopping at Vista House also.

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Schorndorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the trip within 2-3 hours and have seem all of the waterfalls. If you can not see all Multnomah falls close to the end of the drive is the nicest and the view from the visitor center at the beginning of the drive is gorgeous.

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many turn offs for waterfalls. In addition, we hiked around 6 miles to additional falls. Very pretty road.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic drive on an old scenic Highway through some of the most beautiful and breathtaking landscapes you could imagine. The are views of the Columbia River Gorge from way up the cliff where Vista House is sititng on top of Crown Point. Perched 733 feet above the river down below. There are the many waterfalls you drive... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very pleasant portion of our vacation. All of it is beautiful; the view from the Vista House is spectacular. I would recommend it to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think if you have never done the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway, you have never been to Portland! The highway itself is beautiful and covered in green. Along the way there are many waterfalls, including the famous Multnonah fall, to check out and hiking trails! I consider the highway and the waterfalls one whole package and a must-have experience.

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