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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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A 1243 mile long river with 80 miles of canyons. Located between the states of Oregon and Washington.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I recently drove through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and were absolutely overwhelmed by the beauty of the area. From various scenic lookouts one can take in the majesty of the area. This is a must for anyone planning to...More

Thank irawine
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not far from Portland International, this entire region is a beautiful transition from the metropolitan scene. If you are a bit of a rush, you can take the highway from one major scenic point to the next. However, I would encourage everyone to take Old...More

Thank KaucasianAsian
Reviewed 5 days ago

It’s a fantastic day trip from Portland and you will find it takes more time than you think. A lot of the waterfalls are closed due to the closure of parts of US 30 but don’t let this put you off going. There is still...More

Thank WanakaWitch
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Columbia River Gorge was something I've wanted to drive and see for some time. I knew that some areas were badly damaged by the 2017 Fire, but it was still a great trip! Bonneville Dam is worth a visit. And, of course, Multnomah Falls-...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The River Gorge is beautiful, but a 2017 fire has closed much of old Highway 30 and most of the falls and trails. We especially enjoyed Vista House--beautiful in its own right as well as its view. Look for a quilt from the 1850s made...More

Thank deekerlew1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a parking lot near the falls. It is only a short walk to the lower falls. Unfortunately we didn't have the time to hike to the top.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just returned from an extended travel through twelve states. Oregon was our favorite by far. We started with this beautiful waterfall [road closed due to fire to the others], a drive through the orchards and on to the coast where we stayed in cabins,...More

Thank WVtraveler9127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It looked like a shiny sliver ribbon under the sun. We drove through the historic 30 and accidentally came across the fall. Along the route, there were so many people, hard to find parking spots. It’s to see it. But if you miss it, not...More

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the fire damage, it's still worth stopping at the gorge. You can stop at Vista House for a nice view of the gorge (It was a bit hazy in the morning, but we stopped back at the end of the day and it was...More

Thank the72fish
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very talkative young guide took our small group by van to about 3 large waterfalls and to a fish growing tank, with an enormous old fish named George. He showed us the fire damage that had happened last year, still blocking I 30, and took...More

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Response from F4981JCmichaels | Reviewed this property |
As of yesterday, May 1, 2018, old highway 30 is still closed and so are most trails. There was an update on the local news yesterday. They are anticipating some to be open by mid summer. With that said, if they are open... More