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Bike and Hike: Columbia River Gorge Adventure from Portland
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This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails while offering expansive views of the Gorge.
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

You can get onto this road at Troutdale if you are heading east or just before Multnomah Falls if you are going west. There are a number of falls and hikes along the way, but parking can be limited. The road was built along time...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had a few hours to kill from checking out of our AB&B and our red eye back to FL. We spent four hours, but now wished we had done this on a day when we didn't have limited time. We had time to visit...More

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a fantastic scenic drive. Leave the trailer and RV at home. The road is SKINNY. Travel westbound. It will ease your experience with traffic congestion in the summer. Avoid Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Thank JenniferLuvsTravel
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

There is so much to see and many great trailhead with parking just off the highway. This is a hikers dream! So many gorgeous waterfalls within a mornings trek. Leave the tent and camping gear at home!

Thank 2017Bonnie
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We took a bike/hiking tour to the gorge and saw 7 different waterfalls. The winding roads and beautiful scenery made this a trip we'd never forget.

Thank Jenn E
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A great place for a fun ride with friends and family. Better love hill riding and enjoy beautiful vistas. Freshly paved within the last few years. Great asphalt from Vista house down to bottom of the hill. Then enjoy the great undulating ride from there...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Columbia River Gorge is a very beautiful and historic area with which feature beautiful waterfalls, the Bonneville Dam, and Lewis and Clark campsites. Any visit to the Portland area should include a trip down the gorge.

Thank Chuck52310
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Took a long scenic drive stopping at points of interest, which are all marked, and plenty ow waterfalls. Beautiful road with so much to see, quite beautiful

Thank triplover51
Reviewed 24 February 2017

During a brief stay in Portland last winter, I took a trip down the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway and it was a highlight of my trip. It was incredibly easy to take my little rental car from my downtown hotel and just hit the...More

Thank Erika_F
Reviewed 24 February 2017

If you can make it through the snow, say on your way to Hood River, OR from Portland, OR, you have a number of terrific stops along the way, including two falls and the quaint artsy town of Hood River (which also happens to have...More

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tracy m
4 February 2016|
Response from 2born4m | Reviewed this property |
I have a problem with drop offs and winding roads as much as anyone that gets car sick, but we drove from Camas, Oregon [ across the river from Portland] and took the scenic drive to Mount Hood. I did not think it was... More