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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 of Oregon and Washington.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is an Absolute MUST SEE! While the Columbia River is reported to be "a 1243 mile long river with 80 miles of canyons. Located between the states of Oregon and Washington", the portion we are speaking of is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank wijram
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Definitely worth stopping for a look up close. Take a coat as you may get wet. Short walk up to the falls and the bridge

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SteveNZ1965
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Beautiful falls. Worth stopping if you are in the area or traveling along the Columbia River Gorge. Otherwise not much else to justify the trip only for the falls.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank sidneyaf
Reviewed 18 October 2018

My wife and I recently drove through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and were absolutely overwhelmed by the beauty of the area. From various scenic lookouts one can take in the majesty of the area. This is a must for anyone planning to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank irawine
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Not far from Portland International, this entire region is a beautiful transition from the metropolitan scene. If you are a bit of a rush, you can take the highway from one major scenic point to the next. However, I would encourage everyone to take Old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KaucasianAsian
Reviewed 16 October 2018

It’s a fantastic day trip from Portland and you will find it takes more time than you think. A lot of the waterfalls are closed due to the closure of parts of US 30 but don’t let this put you off going. There is still...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank WanakaWitch
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The Columbia River Gorge was something I've wanted to drive and see for some time. I knew that some areas were badly damaged by the 2017 Fire, but it was still a great trip! Bonneville Dam is worth a visit. And, of course, Multnomah Falls-...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann M
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The River Gorge is beautiful, but a 2017 fire has closed much of old Highway 30 and most of the falls and trails. We especially enjoyed Vista House--beautiful in its own right as well as its view. Look for a quilt from the 1850s made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deekerlew1
Reviewed 5 October 2018

There is a parking lot near the falls. It is only a short walk to the lower falls. Unfortunately we didn't have the time to hike to the top.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We just returned from an extended travel through twelve states. Oregon was our favorite by far. We started with this beautiful waterfall [road closed due to fire to the others], a drive through the orchards and on to the coast where we stayed in cabins,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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1 January 2019|
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Response from Brittany M |
Several of the calls can be view from the highway - 84 runs through the gorge but it would be a quick viewing. Several falls arent accessible due to forest fires a year ago. Your best bet would be to check out Multnomah... More
31 December 2018|
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Response from F4981JCmichaels | Reviewed this property |
Happy 50th! Our own 50th is in February! The descriptions you give, leave a lot of leeway open. What part of Oregon do you have in mind? By inland, do you mean the Cascade Mountain Range, do you mean further east? How... More