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Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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    Visit the beautiful Columbia River Gorge!  Your adventure will take place along the Historic Columbia River National Scenic Byway, where some of the locations we may stop include: Portland Women’s Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, and Shepperd’s Dell.

    You tour will start with the view from Portland Women's Forum.  This location is absolutely breathtaking and it's one of the best spots to soak in a view of one of the most beautiful places on earth: the magnificent, awesome Columbia River Gorge. 

    Next, we will stop at Crown Visit Point House with a complete overlook of the Gorge region.  Crown Point Vista House, best known of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, provides a panoramic view of the Columbia River. The Crown Point Vista House was built in 1916 and refurbished and completely remodeled in 2005.

    Our next stop is Latourell Falls. This waterfall plunges 249' over a massive wall of columnar basalt, some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest, before cascading hastily toward the Columbia River. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls, and this characteristic has led many famous photographers to this captivating location. 


    Other waterfalls we may stop at while driving on the Historic Columbia River Highway include:

    Sheppherd's Dell-  In 1915, a local dairy farmer named George Shepperd gave all that he had (this tract of land) to the City of Portland as a memorial to his wife. The upper fall is around 42' tall. The lower tier is around 50' tall.

    Bridal Veil Falls- Beautiful Bridal Veil Falls is an elegant and graceful lady that can be fully appreciated from the deck of a viewing platform rebuilt in 1996. The creek hustles down from the top of nearby Larch Mountain, tumbles over the cliff and eventually flows into the mighty Columbia River.

    Next we will drive to Multnomah Falls. According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe.  Multnomah Falls is the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with more than 2 million stopping by each year to take in the views! Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies, but is usually highest during winter and spring. This is also one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods.

    Return to Portland and drop off at downtown Portland hotels. 
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Loved this tour - wanted to get out of the city to see some of the many, many waterfalls and this tour had it all. Our van had 11 (not too large) had hotel pickup and a very informative guide. John knew all the history...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JKimSaratoga
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Two friends & I on an annual road trip decided to ditch the car and opt for this half-day Gray Line bus tour of Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls just outside of Portland. It was well worth the investment. Brian, our guide, who we...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank tworoadsconverged
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Definitely get your moneys worth. Very nice tour driver (Julie I think her name was) and we were able to get all of destinations within a timely manner. Plus she took us to see an extra waterfall when there was still some time left. Multnomah...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Mengiesss
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    It was a 45 minute stop and that was just not enough time to make it to the top (one mile and 11 switchbacks) and back down again. The scenery was too spectacular. That’s my only complaint/suggestion/whine. Crystal, our guide, was great. Very informative and...More

    1  Thank andyoverseas
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I loved the tour! My husband and I were picked up from our hotel and dropped off where we requested. Evan was our tour guide and he was great. Very friendly and was very informative. The waterfalls were beautiful! I will definitely do it again.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Angelica A
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    August 16, 2019|
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    Response from tammyriess |
    They designate where they will be picking you ip
    August 5, 2019|
    Response from Venture802490 | Reviewed this property |
    They will direct you to contact them ahead of time to find the closest one to you. We were at an Airbnb so drove to a Doubletree where there were enough people to fill the van.
    James F
    July 30, 2019|
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    Response from travelwithmorealoha | Reviewed this property |
    I'd think it would be fine. There's no real hiking or treking so weather shouldn't be much of a problem. Be sure and ask for Evan's tour, he was great.
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