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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Explore Multnomah Falls and Historic Lodge
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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
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Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour.
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Gorge Waterfalls- 8:30AM
Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour.
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Columbia Gorge Waterfalls- 1PM
Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour.
From US$69.00
Overview
Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour. Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed Natural Scenic Reserves. We will drive along the oldest scenic highway in the US, stopping at sweeping viewpoints, flowing falls, a historic lodge, and the famed Bonneville Dam Sturgeon viewing center.
What to Expect

This is a half day tour. 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.

Departing downtown Portland, we’ll head east along the Columbia River towards the quaint town of 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 along the Sandy River to our first stop for the day: Crown Point. 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! There, we will find 180-degree amazing views of the Columbia River Gorge and have time to explore the Vista House. This intricately designed observatory and museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

From there, we will again join the historic highway as we 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 grand Multnomah Falls will be the next stop in our journey. Plummeting 620 feet in two major steps, Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in Oregon and second highest in the nation! There, 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 Bonneville Fish Hatchery. There, we will spend about 20 minutes on a short walking tour of this impressive Fish Hatchery (the largest in Oregon) and Sturgeon viewing center! At the viewing center we will visit local celebrity: “Herman” the sturgeon. Herman is over 70 years old, 10-feet long, and 450 pounds!

Our journey will return us to Portland via the Columbia River scenic route (approximately 45 mins).

Reviews (110)
1 - 5 of 59 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Good experience

Sceneries were awesome. It was a little bit in a rush, but I guess that's the only way to cover everything in a half of a day. Guide was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

1  Thank danisabad
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very enjoyable day

Our tour guide, Clinton, was friendly, personable, entertaining and knowledgeable, and a good driver. We enjoyed the beautiful sites and the several stops, even though it was cloudy and raining most of the day. Very worthwhile tour!

1  Thank 981r0bertp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun, Gorgeous and Memorable Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour

I am so glad I decided to book this tour! I was in Portland for a few days and was part of the afternoon Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour on the last weekend of October. I would highly recommend for anyone traveling solo, as a...More

2  Thank KTFromTX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Enjoyable trip!

Took the afternoon tour of Columbia Gorge. Scenic route with running encyclopedia of Hatham (Bob), guide cum driver was very good. A good planned tour where he had apple, hazelnuts and water for the tourist was a great experience. We soaked in rain and energy...More

1  Thank Pratyush K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Waterfalls Tour in Portland Oregon

Amazing trip Haythum was wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. Beautiful scenery. This was our first visit to Oregon and we will be back!

1  Thank Heather J
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Connector08060867332
9 November 2018|
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Response from anne1998 | Reviewed this property |
I would say no. There were some stairs and rugged terrain leading to most of the falls where stops were make.
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ErnieElGato
7 August 2018|
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Response from anne1998 | Reviewed this property |
We got back about 12:30 pm.
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lbrroger
13 July 2018|
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Response from Michiale S | Reviewed this property |
There was no restroom on the vehicle but I believe all of the stops had restrooms facilities available
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