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This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails while offering expansive views of the Gorge.
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All reviews vista house crown point sandy river approximately miles heading west bridal veil falls fish hatchery highly recommend this drive rest stop great drive natural beauty cascade locks beautiful scenery bridge of the gods troutdale route stops
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Interstate 84 and US State Hwy. 30 run together to form the northern border of Oregon and form the Columbia River Highway. It is approximately 75-miles long, running through the River Gorge from Troutdale to The Dalles, and built between 1913 and 1922. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Violette54
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Hubs and I took the Columbia River route east and west for a reunion. The road is pleasant and the beautiful river perch offers great views. We loved dipping in to the towns along the way for good eats. This drive is well worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Surfpinky
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Wife and I took a day of our Pacific NW vacation to drive along the highway and visit all the waterfalls. It was amazing. If you truly want to experience God's handiwork in nature, take this trip and see all the beauty of vegetation, waterfalls,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cpalayne
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed whining or way down the Columbia River and making stops along the way. We enjoy the Bonneville Dam, the fish hatchery, vista house and the falls.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank janicepk
Reviewed July 26, 2018

On the way from Portland to some breweries in Hood River we took this route and it was absolutely fantastic! Just a short hour away but you really feel like you're making the most of your sightseeing with all the beautiful scenery in between. Of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank chandlerelder
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We drove the Columbia River Gorge on Hwy 84 from Portland, OR to Maryhill, WA along the Oregon side of the river. You can see Mt. Hood from several different angles along this drive, and it is amazing how the cliffs along the side change...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank JenG1234
Reviewed January 14, 2018

The historic Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway was the fist scenic highway built in America between 1913 and 1922. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places since. And celebrated its “King of the Road” centennial in the summer of 2016. It’s about 73-miles long. Running...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank RSNN
Reviewed December 21, 2017

It is a wonderful place to visit you can see most of the Columbia River and Gorge from there. The road is a little narrow but OK. There are many waterfalls to stop and look at, along with the Inn which serves wonder meals and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Ted H
Reviewed September 28, 2017

You can get onto this road at Troutdale if you are heading east or just before Multnomah Falls if you are going west. There are a number of falls and hikes along the way, but parking can be limited. The road was built along time...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 1701RandyS
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We had a few hours to kill from checking out of our AB&B and our red eye back to FL. We spent four hours, but now wished we had done this on a day when we didn't have limited time. We had time to visit...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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March 29, 2018|
Response from sarabooca |
We drove through the Gorge last year during the Eagle Creek fire, I have been trying to find out the extent of the damage. It looks like the historic highway is still closed, the fire was raging over the whole slope, so it... More