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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“vista house” (342 reviews)
“columbia river” (361 reviews)
“crown point” (144 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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"vista house"
in 342 reviews
"columbia river"
in 361 reviews
"crown point"
in 144 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 147 reviews
"historic highway"
in 128 reviews
"day trip"
in 186 reviews
"bridal veil falls"
in 79 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 138 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 92 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 119 reviews
"cascade locks"
in 95 reviews
"fish hatchery"
in 70 reviews
"short hike"
in 72 reviews
"both sides"
in 47 reviews
"take your time"
in 52 reviews
"gift shop"
in 104 reviews
"salmon"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had some concerns whether we would be able to enjoy some of the waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge given that we have tricky backs and cannot do a lot of walking, let alone hiking. But we thoroughly enjoyed the day...More

1  Thank Cerritos_Dave
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took friends to the Gorge a couple of weeks ago and was surprised by the limitations on travel and trails, due to the Eagle Creek Fire last fall. If you visit from afar, please check on what is open and also know that if...More

6  Thank CascadiaPNW
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is about an hour out of Downtown Portland and the drive there is absolutely stunning. Once you are there you are in awe with its beauty and you can feel the mist of the waterfalls fall on your face! Worth the drive for sure!

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I took a Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland. Their number is 800-637-3110. My tour guide was John. They pick you up at your hotel, they are prompt and take you to all the waterfalls. It was a wonderful...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We have been there at least 4 times. Never tired. So beautiful, and easy access even with babies, young kids and seniors. Only concerns are parking and traffic congestion at this small historic highway. Check google map with traffic to make a better route.

1  Thank Lily C
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

It was a pretty drive on Highway 30 (Historic Scenic Route) which took us to the Vista House at Crown Point. We enjoyed the great view despite the rain & fog on the day we visited (3/26/18). The Vista House has a Gift Shop and...More

Thank lwoudstra
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We love coming here, and even after the fire, it still looks like the gorge. Sunrise or sunset are great times to view it from the Vista House. Don't miss this spot. There are trails, waterfalls, and beautiful sights. Spend a couple of days here....More

1  Thank Yodatravel
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I forgot to mention in last review to dress accordingly for your visit to the Columbia Gorge. Oregonians are programmed to dress in comfortable layers that can be added or removed as needed year around. Don’t forget to pack a light weight hooded rain jacket...More

1  Thank bobina5
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on a clear and sunny day today (Mar 20, 2018) Parked across the Hwy and walked through tge tunnel access under the hwy. Short 1min walk to gift shop. Another 2min walk up several wide step.to viewing platform. Bridge and access closed due to...More

Thank RichChichLet
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We visited this amazing place only about a week before the devastating fire. It is beautiful and in time nature will restore it to its full glory. My respect to all the firefighters who helped bring the fire under control and save as much of...More

Thank MAR-AM-UK
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20 April 2018|
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Response from F4981JCmichaels | Reviewed this property |
As of yesterday, May 1, 2018, old highway 30 is still closed and so are most trails. There was an update on the local news yesterday. They are anticipating some to be open by mid summer. With that said, if they are open... More
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