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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Bike and Hike: Columbia River Gorge Adventure from Portland
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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 2 days ago

Due to the recent fires this area as well as most spots along the Columbia River Gorge were closed. But from the parking lot, behind the fence the waterfall was still spectacular. I hope it opens so you can view from the bridge. It's a...More

Thank DrPezz
Reviewed 5 days ago

The falls definitely is a must see if you go to Portland, Oregon. Its quite a mystical place. My friend and me hiked to the top of the fall which was a decent hike. Well worth it!

Thank Arghyadeep P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been an avid outdoor adventure enthusiast my whole life, and I've hiked, climbed, skied, backpacked, kayaked and explored all over the western U.S. The Columbia Gorge is at the top of my list for day hikes. From easy, relatively flat nature walks of just...More

1  Thank Bryce M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A drive through natures wonderland! We went along the whole route of the Columbia River Gorge, and stopped at sever places to view water falls and other natural wonders. This is a "must see."

Thank VAHokieJoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area is the first and only Scenic Area in the United States. It is Oregon’s beautiful gem that attracts people from all around the world to marvel at its beauty. the major sites and waterfalls are densely packed together between...More

3  Thank RSNN
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We were able to stop in before the crowds arrived and enjoyed the view without sharing the space. If you're driving the gorge, you have to stop to see it

2  Thank Glen M
Reviewed December 5, 2017

My first glimpse of the river gorge was from the window of a train and I thought I was imagining things from being on the train so long. Since then have been back several times to hike and enjoy this place. In my opinion one...More

1  Thank Torrie N
Reviewed November 25, 2017

So worth the drive along the Columbia River. Lots of parking. Stroller/wheelchair access to the bottom. Quite a hike to the top though. Very picturesque! Informative mini museum. Gift shop and restaurant. Restrooms. More parking across the way. A must see if in this area.

2  Thank patpatrick96
Reviewed November 14, 2017

After several drives the length of the Gorge I find the wildfire impacts noticeable but not seriously impacting the beauty of the area. In fact some vistas of waterfalls and cliffs have been opened up. The burned areas are spotty and most seriously out of...More

4  Thank Crowso
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I have visited over the years. It is a good hike but worth it. You can choose something that meets your physical stamina or just view the falls.

2  Thank Lori W
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