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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour

  • Full day tour provides a variety of activities 
  • Friendly, professional guide 
  • Great overview for first time visitors 
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour
From US$129.00
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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour
From US$129.00

Follow the path of an ancient riverbed, carved by the last Ice Age, past the Bridge of the Gods, and explore the Windsurfing Capital of the World. In the afternoon, traverse Oregon’s fertile fruit valley on the way to the alpine top of a volcano, which boasts a title as the world’s 2nd most summited mountain in the world. Come along on this whirlwind journey to experience a selection of Oregon’s wonders.

What to Expect

This is a full day tour, typically offered from 9AM to 4:30PM. Please note, the tour route and sights may vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions. It is always our goal to provide you with the most interesting adventure possible.

We will depart downtown Portland and head east along the Columbia River to Troutdale, known as the Gateway to the Gorge! We will join the beautiful Historic Columbia River Highway, the first planned scenic roadway in the United States, and wind our way to our first stop for the day: Crown Point Vista House. This famous overlook sits 733 feet above the Columbia River, atop the remains of a lava flow that swept through the Gorge around 14 to 17 million years ago! Here, we will find amazing 180 degree views of the Columbia River Gorge and explore the Vista House. An intricately designed observatory and museum, the Vista House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

From there, we will drive deeper into the Columbia River National Scenic Area. Our first waterfall for the day will be the dramatic Latourell Falls which plunges 249 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt. Depending on the season, a short .25 mile paved trail hike will be led to get a closer view of the falls.

The next waterfall we will visit will be the grand Multnomah Falls. Plummeting 620 feet in two major steps, Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in Oregon and second highest in the nation! Here, we will explore the Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge (a Cascadian style stone and timber lodge built in 1925) as well as the beautiful Multnomah Falls itself. During the gorge fire of 2017, the wildland fire crew fought tirelessly and ultimately saved this historic landmark. The easily accessible viewing platform offers a full view of the Benson Bridge and cascading falls beyond it.

Onward to Hood River, also known as the Windsurfing Capital of the World, we will pause for an hour with a chance to explore the town and eat lunch. Following lunch, we will set out heading south, through the picturesque Fruit Loop orchards and lavender farms. If time permits, we may even make a brief stop at one of the farms stands!

Continuing, we will wind our way, climbing to roughly 6,000 feet in elevation, to Timberline Lodge. This National Historic Landmark sits proudly against Oregon’s highest peak- Mt. Hood! Attracting over 10,000 climbers each year, Mt. Hood is a mammoth to behold. We’ll go on a walking tour inside the lodge and enjoy the surrounding Cascade Mountain Range views from the lodge’s outdoor patios. If time allows, a short hike to the Pacific Crest Trail crossing just behind the lodge will be led by your guide.

After the full day of adventures, you will return to Portland (approximately 1.5-hour drive).

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Reviewed yesterday
Great tour with terrific guide

Because of last year's fire, some visitors may be dissuaded from Columbia River tours. That would be a mistake. We did the all-day Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood tour with Andy and it was superb. The sites were wonderful and Andy is a...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour and Beatiful Scenery

This was a really good tour. Our guide, Aaron, was pleasant, very informative and considerate of everyone's needs. He even gave recommendations and directions to other places downtown we wanted to go at the end of the tour. The waterfalls we stopped at were absolutely...More

4  Thank brendaSt_Paul_MN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Waterfalls & Mt Hood

What a fabulous day! On Saturday 19th we were met by our wonderful tour guide Molloy (not sure of the spelling), and taken to the most beautiful waterfalls and then finished the tour visiting Mt Hood and Timberline Lodge. Along the way Molloy provided us...More

2  Thank Daisybelle63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
more than we expected!!

We were in Portland for a conference and had one day to sightsee, so glad we chose Wildwood tours, pickup and drop off at expected time, great guide, very knowledgeable about Portland, he included everyone on the tour in his talks asking questions of the...More

2  Thank LarryUSMC-retired
Reviewed 14 May 2018
Best Mothers day ever !

I decided at the last minute on Saturday that I wasn’t going to stay home for Mother’s Day so I called wildwood adventures and took a trip with our guide Andy. He was so awesome and informative. Tours should not just be for visitors but...More

3  Thank margoes2017
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24 May 2018|
Response from LarryUSMC-retired | Reviewed this property |
yes scheduled stops
Lance M
26 April 2018|
Response from miki m | Reviewed this property |
We had 8 in our group and we all fit comfortably.