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“Breath taking”

Columbia River Highway
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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls
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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Troutdale
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Owner description: A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Breath taking”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The Columbia River Gorge Hwy. is so beautiful that its hard to put into words. Just looking at all the rocks that nature carved and the river running through is breath taking. As you drive along you can see the snow caps and the clear blue water and all the people sailing and fishing.

Visited September 2013
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Troutdale, Oregon
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129 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“High on a mountainoverlooking the CRGNSA this is the best”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

As you drive up the Scenic Highway you will discover a rest stop that was built for the earlier cars. Hanging on the side of Larch Mountain it is 3 stories tall and has photo inspiration written all over the views from there.

The wind can get well over 100 mph because of the Columbia Gorge kind of acts like a wind tunnel..

Stop and take some pictures and go in to talk to the friendly volunteers inside, the Friends of The Vista House. They put in time year round and like to talk to you.

Visited September 2013
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California
Level 6 Contributor
373 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
“Take your time”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

This is great for a leisurely drive. Plan on going around thirty miles per hour. As you head north stop by the Falls.

Visited September 2013
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New Milford, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A definite must travel”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

What an absolutely beautiful drive. Make the stops along the way to appreciate the waterfalls, they are just a short walk from the parking areas. Multnomah Falls was breathtaking, it's a bit of a longer hike so very worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good Views”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

A scenic roadway with the Columbia River on one side and the waterfalls on the other. At the least, stop at Multnomah Falls and hike up to the ridge.

Visited May 2013
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