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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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Great road trip

The scenery change is unique, from the misty forests and waterfalls near Portland, to the arid cliffs inland reminiscent of the best Westerns movies. Do stop at Hood River to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 4, 2017
Tony P
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The scenery change is unique, from the misty forests and waterfalls near Portland, to the arid cliffs inland reminiscent of the best Westerns movies. Do stop at Hood River to catch a glimpse of the windsurfers.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This was a great way to see the natural beauty of Oregon. Each fall has walking trails if you have the time, but even if you don't they're pretty to stop and take pictures in front of. The fall foliage in October made for plenty of picturesque settings and we enjoyed several of the falls: Vista House at Crown Point,... More 

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

This highway departs from I-84 in Troutdale and follows the Sandy River for a bit before turn east. Along this route is Crown Point/Vista House (the views of the gorge from here are well worth this drive), continuing east from Vista House you start hitting the waterfalls (Multnomah being the best known) and hiking trails. Well worth a day trip... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We drove from Portland along the historic Columbia Gorge Scenic highway so that we could visit the many waterfalls in the area. Some are literally just off the highway, others you park in parking lots and do some hikes. We crammed in heaps of hikes into a weekend and were blessed with fine weather. Driving at night can be a... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Loved the whole thing! We stopped at the Vista House at Crown Point. Really interesting piece of history you don't normally get to see. The family stopped at Latourell Falls which had awesome areas to walk around. Multnomah falls has a 625 ft drop. The walk up the side of the bluff to the top of the falls was really... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The Columbia River Gorge Scenic Route is a great day trip out of Portland, OR. Depending on the route you take and stops, it will take about 4-6 hours total. Larch Mountain has great views of 5 mountains. It has 3 trails from the parking lot - but no signage to tell you which one goes to the lookout -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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 October 14, 2016

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 October 8, 2016

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 October 5, 2016

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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