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This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails...

This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails while offering expansive views of the Gorge.

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Bike and Hike: Columbia River Gorge Adventure from Portland
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Best cycling in the gorge!

A great place for a fun ride with friends and family. Better love hill riding and enjoy beautiful vistas. Freshly paved within the last few years. Great asphalt from Vista house... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for a fun ride with friends and family. Better love hill riding and enjoy beautiful vistas. Freshly paved within the last few years. Great asphalt from Vista house down to bottom of the hill. Then enjoy the great undulating ride from there to Multnomah Falls and back. Good times!

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New Haven
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326 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Columbia River Gorge is a very beautiful and historic area with which feature beautiful waterfalls, the Bonneville Dam, and Lewis and Clark campsites. Any visit to the Portland area should include a trip down the gorge.

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Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Took a long scenic drive stopping at points of interest, which are all marked, and plenty ow waterfalls. Beautiful road with so much to see, quite beautiful

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Goffstown, NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

During a brief stay in Portland last winter, I took a trip down the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway and it was a highlight of my trip. It was incredibly easy to take my little rental car from my downtown hotel and just hit the road. I followed the highway down, enjoying the stunning views, and made a few stops... More 

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Arlington, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you can make it through the snow, say on your way to Hood River, OR from Portland, OR, you have a number of terrific stops along the way, including two falls and the quaint artsy town of Hood River (which also happens to have great food and winery tastings). Specifically, you should stop at Bridal Veil Falls and Multnomah... More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The scenery change is unique, from the misty forests and waterfalls near Portland, to the arid cliffs inland reminiscent of the best Westerns movies. Do stop at Hood River to catch a glimpse of the windsurfers.

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Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was a great way to see the natural beauty of Oregon. Each fall has walking trails if you have the time, but even if you don't they're pretty to stop and take pictures in front of. The fall foliage in October made for plenty of picturesque settings and we enjoyed several of the falls: Vista House at Crown Point,... More 

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This highway departs from I-84 in Troutdale and follows the Sandy River for a bit before turn east. Along this route is Crown Point/Vista House (the views of the gorge from here are well worth this drive), continuing east from Vista House you start hitting the waterfalls (Multnomah being the best known) and hiking trails. Well worth a day trip... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We drove from Portland along the historic Columbia Gorge Scenic highway so that we could visit the many waterfalls in the area. Some are literally just off the highway, others you park in parking lots and do some hikes. We crammed in heaps of hikes into a weekend and were blessed with fine weather. Driving at night can be a... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Loved the whole thing! We stopped at the Vista House at Crown Point. Really interesting piece of history you don't normally get to see. The family stopped at Latourell Falls which had awesome areas to walk around. Multnomah falls has a 625 ft drop. The walk up the side of the bluff to the top of the falls was really... More 

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