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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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Overview
Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour. Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed Natural Scenic Reserves. We will drive along the oldest scenic highway in the US, stopping at sweeping viewpoints, flowing falls, a historic lodge, and the famed Bonneville Dam Sturgeon viewing center.
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877 SW Taylor St
877 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USAWe pick up at one of the corners of Director Park, located at the cross-streets of SW 9th Ave and SW Taylor St. The guide will aim to pull up across the street from Starbucks and in front of a restaurant called Pastini.
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    Director Park
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Vista House
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Latourell Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Multnomah Falls
    Stop: 25 minutes -
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    Bonneville Hatchery
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Director Park
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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You'll end at
877 SW Taylor St
877 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USAWe pick up at one of the corners of Director Park, located at the cross-streets of SW 9th Ave and SW Taylor St. The guide will aim to pull up across the street from Starbucks and in front of a restaurant called Pastini.
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What to Expect
This is a half day tour. Please note, the tour route and sights may vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions. It is always our goal to provide you with the most interesting adventure possible. Departing downtown Portland, we’ll head east along the Columbia River towards the quaint town of Troutdale, known as the Gateway to the Gorge. We will join the beautiful Historic Columbia River Highway, the first planned scenic roadway in the United States, and wind our way along the Sandy River to our first stop for the day: Crown Point. This famous overlook sits 733 feet above the Columbia River, atop the remains of a lava flow that swept through the Gorge around 14 to 17 million years ago! There, we will find 180-degree amazing views of the Columbia River Gorge and have time to explore the Vista House. This intricately designed observatory and museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From there, we will again join the historic highway as we drive deeper into the Columbia River National Scenic Area. Our first waterfall for the day will be the dramatic Latourell Falls, which plunges 249 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt. Depending on the season, a short .25 mile paved trail hike will be led to get a closer view of the falls. The grand Multnomah Falls will be the next stop in our journey. Plummeting 620 feet in two major steps, Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in Oregon and second highest in the nation! There, we will explore the Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge (a Cascadian style stone and timber lodge built in 1925) as well as the beautiful Multnomah Falls itself. During the gorge fire of 2017, the wildland fire crew fought tirelessly and ultimately saved this historic landmark. The easily accessible viewing platform offers a full view of the Benson Bridge and cascading falls beyond it. Onward to Bonneville Fish Hatchery. There, we will spend about 20 minutes on a short walking tour of this impressive Fish Hatchery (the largest in Oregon) and Sturgeon viewing center! At the viewing center we will visit local celebrity: “Herman” the sturgeon. Herman is over 70 years old, 10-feet long, and 450 pounds! Our journey will return us to Portland via the Columbia River scenic route (approximately 45 mins).
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Important Information
Departure Point
877 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transportation in a luxury vehicle
  • Local and friendly guide
  • Snacks and drinks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional). If you enjoy the tour and would like to tip your guide, a 15-20% gratuity is suggested
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Locally sourced hazelnuts are served complimentary during the tour. Please contact the tour provider if you have a nut allergy.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
268Reviews
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By: Wildwood Adventures
Fung L
101
wonderful tour
They have several tours this was all day tour. First, I found the staff helpful and enthusiastic when dealing
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Morgan Q
10
Gorgeous sites and incredible hospitality
Ash took us on a super funny and informational tour of the Colombia Gorge- Multnomah Falls area. Her hospitality
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Anna
Oxnard, California
30
Great tour! A definite must when visiting Oregon !
This tour was fantastic! Clinton was our guide. He was super informative and told us lots of interesting facts
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Ana G
20
Great Wine Tasting Experience
Very enjoyable tour. Our guide Will was very gracious and accommodating. Absolutely recommend the experience.
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Monica
10
WildWood Tours
My colleagues and I decided to take this tour to try to catch some of the nature and natural beauty the state of
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Donna M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
346
Excellent tour with Will
The Willamette Valley Wine tasting tour was amazing. Definitely to be put on the MUST DO LIST when visiting
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Dave C
Kansas City, Missouri
50
Amazing Waterfalls Tour!
Our guide, Ash, was fantastic! She made an incredibly beautiful tour into the Columbia River Gorge even better.
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David N
Hawthorne, California
4123
Gorgeous in the Gorge!
This tour really exceeded our expectations. There were 7 people on the tour and we left promptly at 1pm. Craig
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David N
Hawthorne, California
4123
A Nice Overview of Portland
Taking this tour really enabled us to get our bearings in Portland. We were able to understand the four quadrants
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Karen
10
Wonderful
Will was our guide and we recommend him 100%. He is knowledgable and very personable. He was also quite
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