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This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails...

This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails while offering expansive views of the Gorge.

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Bike and Hike: Columbia River Gorge Adventure from Portland
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Must-See on a visit to Portland

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Goffstown, NH
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Goffstown, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 road. I followed the highway down, enjoying the stunning views, and made a few stops... More 

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 great food and winery tastings). Specifically, you should stop at Bridal Veil Falls and Multnomah... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The scenery change is unique, from the misty forests and waterfalls near Portland, to the arid cliffs inland reminiscent of the best Westerns movies. Do stop at Hood River to catch a glimpse of the windsurfers.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This was a great way to see the natural beauty of Oregon. Each fall has walking trails if you have the time, but even if you don't they're pretty to stop and take pictures in front of. The fall foliage in October made for plenty of picturesque settings and we enjoyed several of the falls: Vista House at Crown Point,... More 

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This highway departs from I-84 in Troutdale and follows the Sandy River for a bit before turn east. Along this route is Crown Point/Vista House (the views of the gorge from here are well worth this drive), continuing east from Vista House you start hitting the waterfalls (Multnomah being the best known) and hiking trails. Well worth a day trip... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We drove from Portland along the historic Columbia Gorge Scenic highway so that we could visit the many waterfalls in the area. Some are literally just off the highway, others you park in parking lots and do some hikes. We crammed in heaps of hikes into a weekend and were blessed with fine weather. Driving at night can be a... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Loved the whole thing! We stopped at the Vista House at Crown Point. Really interesting piece of history you don't normally get to see. The family stopped at Latourell Falls which had awesome areas to walk around. Multnomah falls has a 625 ft drop. The walk up the side of the bluff to the top of the falls was really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Columbia River Gorge Scenic Route is a great day trip out of Portland, OR. Depending on the route you take and stops, it will take about 4-6 hours total. Larch Mountain has great views of 5 mountains. It has 3 trails from the parking lot - but no signage to tell you which one goes to the lookout -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We rented a car and drove all through the gorge it was so much fun you can literally stop off anywhere and hike up a mountain.

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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We decided to take the scenic route a little ways up the Columbia Gorge to see some of the waterfalls. There were 2 lovely view points and lots of waterfalls to see. We only went as far as Multnomah Falls then headed back to Portland on the freeway. Well worth the time. Next time we will go further.

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