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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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All reviews vista house crown point sandy river approximately miles heading west bridal veil falls fish hatchery highly recommend this drive rest stop great drive natural beauty cascade locks bridge of the gods beautiful scenery troutdale route stops
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Interstate 84 and US State Hwy. 30 run together to form the northern border of Oregon and form the Columbia River Highway. It is approximately 75-miles long, running through the River Gorge from Troutdale to The Dalles, and built between 1913 and 1922. It is...More

Thank Violette54
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Hubs and I took the Columbia River route east and west for a reunion. The road is pleasant and the beautiful river perch offers great views. We loved dipping in to the towns along the way for good eats. This drive is well worth the...More

2  Thank Surfpinky
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Wife and I took a day of our Pacific NW vacation to drive along the highway and visit all the waterfalls. It was amazing. If you truly want to experience God's handiwork in nature, take this trip and see all the beauty of vegetation, waterfalls,...More

Thank cpalayne
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed whining or way down the Columbia River and making stops along the way. We enjoy the Bonneville Dam, the fish hatchery, vista house and the falls.

Thank janicepk
Reviewed 26 July 2018

On the way from Portland to some breweries in Hood River we took this route and it was absolutely fantastic! Just a short hour away but you really feel like you're making the most of your sightseeing with all the beautiful scenery in between. Of...More

2  Thank chandlerelder
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We drove the Columbia River Gorge on Hwy 84 from Portland, OR to Maryhill, WA along the Oregon side of the river. You can see Mt. Hood from several different angles along this drive, and it is amazing how the cliffs along the side change...More

2  Thank JenG1234
Reviewed 14 January 2018

The historic Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway was the fist scenic highway built in America between 1913 and 1922. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places since. And celebrated its “King of the Road” centennial in the summer of 2016. It’s about 73-miles long. Running...More

4  Thank RSNN
Reviewed 21 December 2017

It is a wonderful place to visit you can see most of the Columbia River and Gorge from there. The road is a little narrow but OK. There are many waterfalls to stop and look at, along with the Inn which serves wonder meals and...More

1  Thank Ted H
Reviewed 28 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

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30 March 2018|
Response from sarabooca |
We drove through the Gorge last year during the Eagle Creek fire, I have been trying to find out the extent of the damage. It looks like the historic highway is still closed, the fire was raging over the whole slope, so it... More
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3 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