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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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A 1243 mile long river with 80 miles of canyons. Located between the states of Oregon and Washington.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove and then hiked up Multnomah Falls. It is 452 feet high with 11 switchbacks. The trail is paved, so do not need to worry about tripping over tree roots or rocks. Gorgeous views as you ascend higher. You will get a great work-out...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road is narrow, climbing along the mighty Columbia River, which is breataking and moody, depending on the season. Fog, rain, mist, sparkling sun, soft dawn, changeable. The trees are deeply mossy, lush forests pointing skyward, hundreds of shades of green. The falls trickle, rise,...More

2  Thank Paula G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked to several of the water falls and enjoyed the Gorge. The Crown Point Vista House was a great stop. Our kids' thoroughly enjoyed the waterfalls and the fruit. Well worth several days spent exploring!

1  Thank Nathan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the city but if you have time and wheels you must spend time driving and walking through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing beats the sight, sound and feel of nature. This is a must-see when in The Portland area. Very accessible by transportation and a few minutes drive from downtown.

Thank Ron O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy drive from Portland on the I 84E. You then take exit 22 until you get to the Colombia River Historic route. Travelling along here the scenery was ruined by the wildfire haze but it was pleasant enough. Suggest leaving Portland at...More

1  Thank Michael2810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The historic Columbia River Hwy is scenic and well maintained. There is an amazing waterfall loop in the area of Bonneville dam

Thank colfal8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start early and take the i84 to junction 35 then drive away from Portland to the John Yeon scenic corridor to park. Walk to the beautiful Elowah falls (need boots preferably, but trainers OK) and with luck you'll be on your own or virtually so....More

3  Thank doctorjane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is absolutely gorgeous. My husband and I spent 3 days stopping at multiple places including Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, the Vista House at Crown Point, Latourell Falls, Shepperd’s Dell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Wahkeena Falls, Multnomah Falls,...More

3  Thank M J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words cannot describe the beauty of this place! The drive is beautiful! I would recommend to drive all the way down and stop at every waterfall there! Each waterfall is different and has a little something special. A great drive and a must see! For...More

2  Thank R D
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Jason W
October 20, 2016|
Response from coachwilson10 | Reviewed this property |
Can't help you there... I was in Oregon for my first time in August. I live in Texas. I know locals actually said it doesn't snow much in Portland. I think it does in the mountains around Portland though. I know there are... More