Columbia River Gorge
Columbia River Gorge
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The Columbia River Gorge, a 75-mile canyon through the Cascades, is a broad, picturesque river with water-controlling dams.
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Tansy2015
Michigan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Take old scenic route 30 and you will have many turnouts to look at the over 90 waterfalls they have in the area. The top 3 are Multnomah, Bridal veil and horseshoe, but there are many more with TONS of pull offs and hiking. The highway is faster and you get to see them from afar as you travel down the gorge.
Written May 6, 2024
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We were heading from Seattle to Hood River via the Columbia route
We took the old Scenic Oregon Route 30 where possible rather than dashing through on the I84
That meant we got close the viewpoints and stop offs for the many waterfalls that line the route
Most had plenty of space to stop, and free too. Except for Multnomah Falls which was tourist centre even mid-week, early May, 3pm. Car park immediately at base of Falls is $20 even at 3pm,but the car park on the highway, and only 5 mins walk, it's free.
It's not called Scenic Route for nothing
Written May 1, 2024
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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Phenomenal place. The trees are majestically tall, waterfalls are beautifully cascading to the ground. There are plenty of short and long trails for everyone, and parking spaces are ample.
Written August 29, 2023
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gilmoreod
Valparaiso, IN
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Amazing scenery and local history. We were on River cruise by American Cruise Lines. We traveled along Columbia and Snake rivers on riverboat. Awesome food and service!
Written August 5, 2023
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Jessica K
Tarpon Springs, FL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful scenic drive with an abundance of waterfalls and vistas. Some waterfalls are right off the road, but parking is very limited or not accessible. Parking passes for Multnomah Falls must be obtained either via online or at Troudale Depot (scenic route 30). The trails around the various falls vary in difficulty, most bathrooms are primitive at the smaller falls. Definitely worth the trip!
Written July 24, 2023
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Mattkur
Chicago, IL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The views from crown point were some of the most stunning I have seen in my life! I think next time I will bring some lunch and eat right there!
Written July 23, 2023
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marriott946
London, UK
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Three stars for a brilliant view?

Unfortunately although a great spot to view the gorge it was hazy so it was a minimum view but I bet on a good day a picnic awaits!

Pay little attention to this review if you get the chance to see it!
Written June 10, 2023
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marshalmcd
Saint Helens, OR
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Magnificent display of nature. I will never tire of the view from Crown Point. Family has been going for over thirty years
Written December 7, 2022
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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We spent a day in this area. We visited several water falls, they are very scenic.
We also visited Bonneville fish hatchery, beautiful ground. Bring quarters with you if you plan to visit here, so you can feed rainbow trouts. We saw the 80 years old, 11 feet long, 500 ponds white sturgeon here.
Written September 24, 2022
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Lorne B
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We saw so many incredible sights here and I will review each one individually.
We saw:
Portland women’s state scenic lookout
Bridal veil falls
Multnomah falls
Ponytail falls
Mosier plateau trail.

There are some parts that you have to pay to drive through, which was kind of garbage and a cash grab, although we said we were on our honeymoon and the ranger just let us through so lucky us.
Written August 31, 2022
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