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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...

A 1243 mile long river with 80 miles of canyons. Located between the states of Oregon and Washington.

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Bike and Hike: Columbia River Gorge Adventure from Portland
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Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from...

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Incredible in the Spring

Just drove through here this week. The hills and meadows are vivid with wildflowers, the river is high and a great color and the surrounding hills are all green with new grass... read more

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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just drove through here this week. The hills and meadows are vivid with wildflowers, the river is high and a great color and the surrounding hills are all green with new grass. Easy drive we drove from Portland to The Dalles it was all stunning.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While traveling from the southwest to the northwest, we came upon Multnomah Falls at the Columbia River Gorge in NW Oregon. It was really one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. We've seen many waterfalls across the United States during our travels, but none quite like this one. Everyone should take their time and see all the... More 

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times when in the area and it's always a refreshing lovely stop. I do tend to avoid any summer trips or those 'perfect weather' days because it can get very congested with limited parking. Take the walk up to the bridge it's well worth it!

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Fairview, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled a lot. The Columbia Gorge is one of my top 10 places. So many falls, including the best, Multnomah Falls. I love to hike and they trails are everywhere. Beautiful falls, trees and plants to enjoy. Definitely a must see when you visit Oregon. Take the old highway so you can stop at Crown Point and all... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

30 min from downtown Portland. You can drive through it on I-84 and the views are dramatic and unique. Or you can meander along the scenic highway and take a bit more time. Best is to go all the way to Bonneville Dam and make a 1/2 day or short day of it.

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best waterfalls in the US is in this area. Worth spending at least 2 days here. Early spring and fall are best times to visit the gorge.

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Ellenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiking, driving, sitting by the water. However you want to enjoy it, you've got to see this wondrous landscape. I'm a flatlander from Florida. Everytime I turn a corner in the Pacific Northwest, my heart swells and I fall in love with the area even more. The Gorge is amazing. From the kite boarders on the river to the grotto... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hikes and waterfalls trails to explore and lovely drives. You can't go wrong. Great trip for all ages and even dogs love it.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to Portland. Fabulous falls, wonderful wildflowers and lots of hiking. The only downsides are the freeway nearby and the many other people that know this is a great place. Avoid sunny weekends if possible.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take I-84 from Portland to Historic Columbia River Highway. You can hike some short distances to a few waterfalls but others you can view from the comfort of your car. Definitely get out of the car for photo ops at the Multnomah Falls. This is one of the highlights of our long weekend trip to Oregon. Despite the soft rain... More 

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