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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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It was amazing.

We rented a car and drove all through the gorge it was so much fun you can literally stop off anywhere and hike up a mountain.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented a car and drove all through the gorge it was so much fun you can literally stop off anywhere and hike up a mountain.

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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take the scenic route a little ways up the Columbia Gorge to see some of the waterfalls. There were 2 lovely view points and lots of waterfalls to see. We only went as far as Multnomah Falls then headed back to Portland on the freeway. Well worth the time. Next time we will go further.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked up Historic Route 30 coming out of Camas. The winding roads are a problem for me, but there were enough places to pull off and view the Columbia River Gorge. There were pull offs to walk to the waterfalls as well and that helped. The Vista house is around 700ft. plus high and gives a tremendous view of... More 

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Annandale, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The river is about 30-45 minutes from Portland and then you can drive the scenic Route 30 for 14 miles. It's a slow road with lots of pull outs and various stops to look at the beautiful gorge and river, or check out the many different waterfalls. Be prepared for crowds at Multnomah Falls but just keep looking and you'll... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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.

Thank dbehling2016
Schorndorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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.

Thank Christy212121

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