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This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails while offering expansive views of the Gorge.
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"beautiful drive"
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"sandy river"
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"heading west"
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"natural beauty"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the Columbia River Gorge on Hwy 84 from Portland, OR to Maryhill, WA along the Oregon side of the river. You can see Mt. Hood from several different angles along this drive, and it is amazing how the cliffs along the side change...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

The historic Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway was the fist scenic highway built in America between 1913 and 1922. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places since. And celebrated its “King of the Road” centennial in the summer of 2016. It’s about 73-miles long. Running...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It is a wonderful place to visit you can see most of the Columbia River and Gorge from there. The road is a little narrow but OK. There are many waterfalls to stop and look at, along with the Inn which serves wonder meals and...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

You can get onto this road at Troutdale if you are heading east or just before Multnomah Falls if you are going west. There are a number of falls and hikes along the way, but parking can be limited. The road was built along time...More

Thank Randy S
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had a few hours to kill from checking out of our AB&B and our red eye back to FL. We spent four hours, but now wished we had done this on a day when we didn't have limited time. We had time to visit...More

Thank Rhonda A
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a fantastic scenic drive. Leave the trailer and RV at home. The road is SKINNY. Travel westbound. It will ease your experience with traffic congestion in the summer. Avoid Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

There is so much to see and many great trailhead with parking just off the highway. This is a hikers dream! So many gorgeous waterfalls within a mornings trek. Leave the tent and camping gear at home!

Thank 2017Bonnie
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We took a bike/hiking tour to the gorge and saw 7 different waterfalls. The winding roads and beautiful scenery made this a trip we'd never forget.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A great place for a fun ride with friends and family. Better love hill riding and enjoy beautiful vistas. Freshly paved within the last few years. Great asphalt from Vista house down to bottom of the hill. Then enjoy the great undulating ride from there...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Columbia River Gorge is a very beautiful and historic area with which feature beautiful waterfalls, the Bonneville Dam, and Lewis and Clark campsites. Any visit to the Portland area should include a trip down the gorge.

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We drove through the Gorge last year during the Eagle Creek fire, I have been trying to find out the extent of the damage. It looks like the historic highway is still closed, the fire was raging over the whole slope, so it... More
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