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Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway

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Bike and Hike: Columbia River Gorge Adventure from Portland
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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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.

Thank Jenn E
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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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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.

Thank Chuck52310
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Took a long scenic drive stopping at points of interest, which are all marked, and plenty ow waterfalls. Beautiful road with so much to see, quite beautiful

Thank triplover51
Reviewed 24 February 2017

During a brief stay in Portland last winter, I took a trip down the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway and it was a highlight of my trip. It was incredibly easy to take my little rental car from my downtown hotel and just hit the...More

Thank Erika_F
Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you can make it through the snow, say on your way to Hood River, OR from Portland, OR, you have a number of terrific stops along the way, including two falls and the quaint artsy town of Hood River (which also happens to have...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

The scenery change is unique, from the misty forests and waterfalls near Portland, to the arid cliffs inland reminiscent of the best Westerns movies. Do stop at Hood River to catch a glimpse of the windsurfers.

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was a great way to see the natural beauty of Oregon. Each fall has walking trails if you have the time, but even if you don't they're pretty to stop and take pictures in front of. The fall foliage in October made for plenty...More

Thank rlbtx3
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This highway departs from I-84 in Troutdale and follows the Sandy River for a bit before turn east. Along this route is Crown Point/Vista House (the views of the gorge from here are well worth this drive), continuing east from Vista House you start hitting...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
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tracy m
3 February 2016|
Response from 2born4m | Reviewed this property |
I have a problem with drop offs and winding roads as much as anyone that gets car sick, but we drove from Camas, Oregon [ across the river from Portland] and took the scenic drive to Mount Hood. I did not think it was... More