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The Columbia River Gorge, a 75-mile canyon through the Cascades, is a broad, picturesque river with water-controlling dams.
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Hood River, OR 97031
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too many great hikes to mention. Suffice it to say, almost any trail on either side of the gorge will have payoffs, be it waterfalls, challenging elevation, scenic viewpoints, beautiful vegetation, creeks, or just joyous solitude.

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend taking a trip through the gorge, lots to see and along the way. Lots of craft brewers and wine along the way too!

Thank Guinness44life
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through waterfall alley. The scenery was very beautiful. We stopped at three different water falls. The largest of the three is Multnomah. This spot was more commercial. There was a day lodge and restrooms there. There were also big crowds.

Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned for a repeat visit to the Columbia River Gorge on the Friday before Memorial Day. The day was warm and sunny. We drove the historic highway 30. We went to Women's Forum area for a nice view of Columbia River. We stopped by...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely area with lots of great waterfalls and views of the river. Parking at some can be a challenge at peak times

Thank Baxie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My recommendation is to take hiway 30. Wild flowers & ferns abound. Majestic waterfalls just off the road. There are plenty of photo opportunities... Enjoy 😊

1  Thank ILove2Travel1944
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have driven through the gorge dozens of times and it never ceases to amaze us. especially when coming in from eastern oregon/washington and seeing the green lush vegetation. this is an absolute MUST-see one of the splendors of our beautiful country. even if you...More

1  Thank Gabrandall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from Portland to Hood River with stops at Multnomah Falls and Vista House. Absolutely gorgeous scenery!

3  Thank Mimi201
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful scenic area. Instead of the freeway, drive Old Highway 30 and you can see about 8 waterfalls. Bring appropriate clothing, since it rains often, but don't let the weather stop you from see the sights.

1  Thank MartyCJr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been through here several times but the spring is the best time, I think. The skies are clear the new grass so green and all the wildflowers ares to striking. If you have time try to visit Rowena Crest and the Tom McCall...More

1  Thank icetsarina
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Is it better to travel the Columbia River Gorge old highway east to west, or west to east? thanks
3 May 2017|
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Response from Dennisrl67 | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't matter, just remember to have the sun at your back.
We are staying in Hood River and would like more information on the scenic drive all along the Columbia River Gorge. Which bridges would be best for crossing back and forth from Oregon to Washington and back?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Dennisrl67 | Reviewed this property |
If you have the time take them all. If you really have time take the gorge tour boat.
I am considering visiting in early April. We love to hike and don't mind a little cold, but seriously, would the weather be pretty miserable??? We would be flying in so I would want to pack as light as possible but wonder just how many layers and changes of shoes might I need? ugggh. Thanks for any advice!
9 February 2017|
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Response from jtdanza | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other posts. I always pack in layers and I would advise you to do the same. Even bring some rain gear, like a small folding slicker of some sort, just in case. Oregon has very unpredictable weather.