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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Phone Number: 541-308-1700
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A 1243 mile long river with 80 miles of canyons. Located between the states...

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

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Bike and Hike: Columbia River Gorge Adventure from Portland
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Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from...
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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

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This waterfall is beautiful!

Been wanting to go for a long time and finally went this month. I can't believe how easy it is to see all the waterfalls along Hwy 30. I had kids with me so it was great finding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been wanting to go for a long time and finally went this month. I can't believe how easy it is to see all the waterfalls along Hwy 30. I had kids with me so it was great finding out that you just had to park, walk about 5 mins and there's the bottom of the fall. You can walk up... More 

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oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The falls are such a short drive from Portland it makes a great destination for families and guests. The hiking trail is not too difficult for anyone in fair shape.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For anyone who ever played "Oregon Trail" this gorge-ous area is must see. I cannot imagine traveling this waterway with my oxen on a raft!!!!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As noted in other reviews, US 30 is a must do. It's really beautiful. With limited hiking ability, we only got to see 2 of the waterfalls but they were just gorgeous. Parking at some of the sites was definitely a challenge but keep trying because it is worth it. If you're in the area, this is a must-see.

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

yes...it's all you've heard. Obviously traffic and weather plays a role. We luckily caught it on a weekday with the sun shining. Traffic was good. Started from Portland heading west on Route 30. Choose 30 (called Scenic 30) as it's the scenic route. It has all the waterfalls and vista points. Stop at all except Bridal Veil falls. Long difficult... More 

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Columbia City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

been going here for years always beautiful and worth the trip. If your able hike to the top a good hike and an amazing view from the top

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Mena, AR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Give yourself plenty of time to drive this and see the sights. Avoid weekends as there are tons of people out on this road. Very scenic drive.

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch for the signs and exit Interstate 84 travelling either westbound or eastbound and drive along this beautiful highway. You will see Multnomah Falls and Bridal Veil Falls as well as other breathtaking scenery. Take your time as the highway is very narrow in some spots. Also watch for bicyclists and the occasional runner on the roadway. For trainspotters the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is really beautiful don't miss it, we went to the bridge of gods and realized we missed gorge and we took reverse route using the scenic route 30 , drove through all the waterfalls and reached the crowne point amazing view of the gorge, we stopped at women's forum worth the extra stop as you can take nice pics... More 

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Morris, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have long awaited a trip to Oregon and driving the scenic highway through the gorge. I finally made it and enjoyed every single minute. We entered at Troutdale and drove to the Bridge of the Gods. Every waterfall was thrilling. The only needed hike was Bridal Veil (but well worth the effort). The overlooks of the gorge from the Vista... More 

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