Columbia River Highway

Columbia River Highway, Troutdale: Address, Columbia River Highway Reviews: 5/5

Columbia River Highway
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A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
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David G
Santa Clarita, CA454 contributions
Great ride on a bike
May 2021
We rode our bicycles on two different sections of the Historic Highway. From Troutdale to Vista House, and on a different day from Hood River to The Dalles. Great bike trails and a great highway to ride along with fabulous views
Written 21 May 2021
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KJ9000
Seattle, WA306 contributions
Classic drive
Jan 2021 • Couples
The drive through the historic Columbia Gorge Highway it's one of the most scenic drives you can do in the Pacific Northwest. The twists and turns will keep you on your toes while driving, take it slow and easy there's no need to rush, more you hurry the less little things you'll get to see. Plenty of waterfalls, hiking trails, Lush Northwest scenery and of course the river. If you have the time and you're not in a hurry drivers many sections of the historic Highway as you can.
Written 7 January 2021
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simivalley1699
Washington, the State2,039 contributions
Very narrow road in spots
Nov 2020
One of the most scenic highways ever! Especially in November there was color everywhere; so many waterfalls and view points are everywhere.
Written 8 November 2020
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California_momofsix
Fairfield1,073 contributions
Two different road options--the freeway and the scenic historic highway
Aug 2020
There is some confusion here in the reviews, maybe I can clarify. Reviewers are talking about two different things. On the one hand there is Highway 84 which is indeed a four lane highway from the Dalles to Portland through the Columbia River gorge. You can see some scenery from the highway, but it runs parallel to the river at the bottom of the valley, not the best vantage point. Currently the Multnomah falls exit from the I-84 is the only way to reach Multnomah falls by car.
On the other hand there is the historic Columbia river highway, a two lane windy road that runs roughly parallel to the freeway, but climbs up the side of the gorge for gorgeous views and access to half a dozen other waterfalls and trails. I would recommend for the full experience driving the scenic byway. If we hadn't taken the smaller road, we would have missed out on many views. Currently, part of the smaller road is closed due to flood damage (and possibly covid in the Multnomah falls area) but it was still worth it. Check the map before you come.
Written 26 October 2020
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Christopher C
Calgary, Canada570 contributions
Its an Interstate
Jan 2020
This isn't a winding little country road along the banks of the Columbia anymore .... Its an interstate highway, and it will get you where you need to go fast, if that is your desire .... But the point is to take the road less traveled, and relax and take the state park roads along the way when you can .... totally worthy
Written 2 January 2020
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Boringfarmerwife
Boring, OR27 contributions
Truly amazing.
Sep 2019
For the first time viewer, it is a jaw dropping experience. Some of it isn't available right now due to storm damage, but you can easily drive up I-80 for spectacular scenery.
Written 26 October 2019
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Ed258536
Kennewick, WA544 contributions
Autumn is a special time to come
Oct 2019 • Couples
Going up the gorge is a wonderful 4 lane highway with lots of places to stop and see take the old historic US30 route for a slow paced travel and see all of the falls of rivers streams and colorful leaves.
Written 18 October 2019
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Shawn M
Dallas, TX204 contributions
A must-see if you like beauty
Oct 2019 • Couples
Take the couple of hours and see beauty of nature. Multiple waterfalls are along the way. Wonderful!
Written 15 October 2019
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Don H
Kirkland, WA922 contributions
Travels along the Gorge
Sep 2019 • Couples
Stop following that truck on I-84 and get onto this historic highway for great views of the gorge - a national treasure.
Written 7 October 2019
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Darren C
Fleet, UK362 contributions
Simply amazing scenary
Oct 2019 • Solo
Great scenery all the way down this road. Get it in a nice day and even better. Lots of lookouts, waterfalls and museums.
Written 30 September 2019
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