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A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A spent most of a day travelling along the Historic Columbia River Highway (or Historic Rte30), starting at the Vista House and following it down the gorge, stopping at various amazing waterfalls along the way. You could spend a few hours or the whole day....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank davidaedwards-au
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highway 30 is so beautiful, a really nice drive and so many places to take photos of the Columbia and all the waterfalls!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wanderer0213
Reviewed 6 January 2019

As a local here's some suggestions for part of the CRH.Get off 84 at Troutdale. If you want a room McMenamins Edgfefield is very interesting old school choice--history,winery & brewery,dinning, good breakfast & pub food----- also a little par 3 golf course.Anyway a walk thru...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank brucer1
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Though currently closed due to a forest fire last spring, keep it on your list of places to go when it opens again. Amazing views at every turn (be very careful driving)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank artspacebydesign
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We spent the night at Troutdale and then drove the old Columbia Highway to Vista House for great views of the valley. We visited Multnomah Falls (great parking), and Bridal Veil and Latourell falls. We liked the bridge part way up the Multnomah Falls, as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ss987
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We spent a day driving on this highway seeing as much as possible. Waterfalls abound and also very interesting historical sights. It is a must do if you are in the Portland area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank letsdotravel
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Part of the road was closed due to fire damage. The stretch from Troutdale to Multnomah Falls is worth the ride.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 5 October 2018

When we were here in June 2018, the highway was only open from Troutdale to Bridalveil Falls because of a forest fire in 2017. The part we were able to drive was very scenic. Road conditions are good.

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

This is simply one beautiful drive from the time you get on the road at Troutdale the scenery is stunning the entire length of the road. However keep in mind that there aren't a lot of places to turn around so if you miss your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EpicGuy12
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Lorene W | Reviewed this property |
Buying food in Portland before you get into the Gorge would be a good idea as there are not that many places on the scenic highway. I would not recommend the Tippy canoe, but check it out for yourself, overpriced and not... More