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Address: State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
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A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern...

A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.

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US$ 105.00*
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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

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What scenic drive in Oregon isn't beautiful?!

I've been on several drives through Oregon along the coast, through the forests, through the mountains and now through the Columbia River highway. I think this one ranks in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I've been on several drives through Oregon along the coast, through the forests, through the mountains and now through the Columbia River highway. I think this one ranks in the top 2 with all the waterfalls and the river. Definitely worth the time to take in the beauty of Oregon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

It was a great way to see the Gorge. Absolutely breath taking views. Be cautious if snow is expected. It complicates the drive a bit.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I was going to spend another day in Portland but grew tired of the traffic and people were kinda starting to annoy me so I hit the road and drove from Camas, WA, to the Bridge of the Gods and back to Portland along the Columbia River Highway. Stops for waterfalls and coffee breaks and mini-hike. It was heaps of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Amazing views along this stretch of road - be sure the drive the old highway rather than the I-84 highway. Highlights include stopping at Horsetail Falls, Multnomah Falls, the Vista House lookout, and another lookout west of Vista House (on some Women's Guild property, or something like that) for great views looking east at Vista House, etc.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous and helpful staff inside Really interesting history exhibits inside and even a small snack bar. It is frequently windy here so be prepared!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Scenic highway 30 runs parallel to I-84 along the Columbia River. Only about 30 miles long. A very nice vista stop at which point the road was closed and we had to backtrack to get around the closure, Two waterfalls and the Bonneville dam on the route were very pretty and the dam very educational.. The leaves were changing which... More 

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We drove eastward from Troutdale to Crown Point on Historic Hwy 30; and also along I-84 to the Mt. Hood turnoff. Both roads have spectacular views of the Colombia River Gorge. We were pleasantly surprised by the unique geology of the area.

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Damascus, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is one of 'the' places to visit or bring out of towners. The beautiful Gorge and river is a sight to behold on a clear day, a colorful Fall day--any day! It is a Must See !!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Don't know where to start - multnomah falls, bridal veil falls, horsetail falls, crown point. Its all simply beautiful and worth lingering, and definitely take the scenic highway. Get off I-84 and take your time. Its worth the hike up the trail to the bridge over Multnomah Falls. Even if its raining, or foggy, each view is breathtaking. Plan on... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you are visiting the Portland Oregon area driving along the Columbia River to see the many waterfalls, river and Hood River Dam is a must! Oregon has so much to see. How can you describe the sights, smell and beauty of all that is offered. You just have to go and discover for yourself!

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