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Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

Highlights
  • Visit Multnomah Falls and Gorge Waterfall
  • Travel along the historic Columbia River Highway
  • See top-ranked attractions at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
From US$60.00
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Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
From US$60.00
Overview
When visiting Portland, Oregon, discover Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls, the top-ranked attractions in the area, during this guided tour. Travel along the historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway, the first scenic highway in the US to be named a National Historic Landmark. Stop at the magnificent Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall (186-meter-tall) waterfall, plus the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, including Latourell Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. All entrance fees, plus a Portland hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
What to Expect
Visit the beautiful Columbia River Gorge!  Your adventure will take place along the Historic Columbia River National Scenic Byway, where some of the locations we may stop include: Portland Women’s Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, and Shepperd’s Dell.

You tour will start with the view from Portland Women's Forum.  This location is absolutely breathtaking and it's one of the best spots to soak in a view of one of the most beautiful places on earth: the magnificent, awesome Columbia River Gorge. 

Next, we will stop at Crown Visit Point House with a complete overlook of the Gorge region.  Crown Point Vista House, best known of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, provides a panoramic view of the Columbia River. The Crown Point Vista House was built in 1916 and refurbished and completely remodeled in 2005.

Our next stop is Latourell Falls. This waterfall plunges 249' over a massive wall of columnar basalt, some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest, before cascading hastily toward the Columbia River. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls, and this characteristic has led many famous photographers to this captivating location. 
 
Other waterfalls we may stop at while driving on the Historic Columbia River Highway include:
Sheppherd's Dell-  In 1915, a local dairy farmer named George Shepperd gave all that he had (this tract of land) to the City of Portland as a memorial to his wife. The upper fall is around 42' tall. The lower tier is around 50' tall.
Bridal Veil Falls- Beautiful Bridal Veil Falls is an elegant and graceful lady that can be fully appreciated from the deck of a viewing platform rebuilt in 1996. The creek hustles down from the top of nearby Larch Mountain, tumbles over the cliff and eventually flows into the mighty Columbia River.

Next we will drive to Multnomah Falls. According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe.  Multnomah Falls is the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with more than 2 million stopping by each year to take in the views! Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies, but is usually highest during winter and spring. This is also one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods.

Return to Portland and drop off at downtown Portland hotels. 

Reviews (111)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Shut up and do this!

Awesome tour! Our driver, Crystal, was super friendly and knowledgeable. Was picked up, on time, at my hotel. Rode in a comfortable Mercedes Sprinter van. The trip to Multnomah Falls alone is worth it, but wait, there's more! You get to see several other falls,...More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Cold and wet

Take the steps to the outlook a but steep but worth the walk. Bundle up as the weather is cool at the falls and will b busy at the overview depending on weather and day of week

2  Thank Aqua456
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile
Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge with Nicholas

Highly recommend this tour if you are on a time crunch like we were on a short 3 day visit to Portland. You know the saying time flies when you are having fun, well it did with this fun loving group thanks to our tour...More

2  Thank lwyer2b00
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile
Absolutely Beautiful, But the Trail to the Top is Closed

Apparently a teen throwing fireworks into a ravine started what is known as the Eagle Creek fire sometime last year. The fire destroyed much of the historic highway, and apparently the trail to the top of the falls. Still the falls are worth seeing, and...More

Thank D G
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Spectacular falls

This tour is well worth the time & money. Our guide was very knowledgable. The scenery is fantastic.

Thank Ken P
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jujubees612
15 October 2018|
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Response from lwyer2b00 | Reviewed this property |
It is about 4 to 4 1/2 hour tour. We did the 8:30am tour and got back at 1pm.
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pattyjones7
3 August 2018|
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Response from Kevin_Blaine | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours. Rent a car and do the easy simple drive yourself. This would allow the freedom to see what you really like for as long as you want.
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