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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...

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

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One of my favorite drives!

Love driving the old Columbia Gorge Highway; lots of twists and turns and a beautiful view from every one. Great place for a hike, a picnic, of just to escape for a few hours of... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2015
Louise K
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Redmond, Oregon
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Naperville, Illinois
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

Traveled here in early October (9th) and fall colors were starting. Turning leaves contrasting with evergreen trees make views stunning. Use the incredible Multomah's Falls as your starting point - first stop. Weekday visit resulted in little congestion.

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Redmond, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Love driving the old Columbia Gorge Highway; lots of twists and turns and a beautiful view from every one. Great place for a hike, a picnic, of just to escape for a few hours of beauty. Great place to take out of town guests!

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Portland, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you haven't been you should make the effort to go. This is one of the typical places everyone that lives in Portland brings their out of town friends. Neve disappoints.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The beautiful Columbia River famed by majestic snow capped Cascade Mountain range. Spectacular Multnomah Falls with miles of pristine hiking trails. Watch the world class wind surfers at Hood River. Take the scenic road from Hood River to picturesque Timberline Lodge. All this scenic beauty can be seen in. 3 hour road trip. A hidden gem

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

The drive on the historic road through the gorge is beautiful. Skip the boat ride. It was difficult to understand the narration on the boat, and honestly, the view was better from the car!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2015

All around Oregon/Washington State area is peaceful when you look to the water ways, trees, and skies. There is truly beauty all around us.

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Minnesota
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Reviewed October 13, 2015

We traveled to Portland via airplane and drove east along the Gorge to Cascade Locks for the next three nights. We stopped at the Women's Forum along 87 and the view was absolutely stunning! We hiked to several waterfalls along the way. The mountains are beautiful and the smell of fir trees was wonderful. You need to sample local clam... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you have a day to spare in the Portland area, you must visit this area. The drive is simply beautiful. We visited on a whim and kind of forgot that it was supposed to be a wet rainy day, but I have to say, we were really glad we did. We made it through all the falls and without... More 

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Reviewed October 13, 2015

What a gorgeous place! We took a few extra hours at the end of a trip, on our way to the airport & I'm so glad we did - it was amazing! It's a quick hike on a paved path to the first bridge. When we went you couldn't go beyond that.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2015

We spent time at the falls, hatcheries and Bonnieville Dam. It was all very interesting. It was a very beautiful day.

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