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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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Hood River, OR 97031
+1 541-386-2333
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed driving through the gorge and staying in a hotel in Hood River on the water. There are several overlooks which give great views so stop when you see one! Stop to see the kiteboarders out on the river too. I had never...More

Thank francetravel
Reviewed 2 days ago

The views from the scenic byway are beautiful as well as many waterfalls to see and explore. Some are a small hike and others are right along the road.

Thank Lucinda S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Plenty of great hikes, with great views, big trees with moss, waterfalls, rock formations, and diverse flora. Great white water rafting on several local rivers. Fishing, kite boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, tastings at local vineyards and breweries, picking fresh fruit at one of the orchards...More

Thank Hochmayr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great views, lots of outdoor activities from hiking, mountain climbing, skiing, wind surfing, boating, fishing, swimming, foraging for wild mushrooms &/or blueberries, hunting, camping and more.

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of huge waterfalls to see, lots of hiking trails and multiple scenic overlooks. It was a sight to see, even on overcast cool days like we had.

Thank scuba_mark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful - very windy and great places to eat - take old highway 30 when you can. Numerous waterfalls and vantage points to see the beauty of nature

Thank Tom b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views, beautiful vista house to watch 360 degrees and more. From there you continue on historic route 30 to encounter many cascades along the way. Amazing

Thank eli d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't get enough of the Columbia River Gorge! The drive from Portland to Hood River is memorable. It is remarkable beautiful!! Stunning!

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travel the old Hwy 30 through the waterfall area. The road is narrow and winding, but the drive is beautiful at every turn. Stop at all the waterfalls as they are unique and picturesque. Sit and enjoy the sound of the water hitting the rocks...More

1  Thank 697larrye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had read about the beauty of the river gorge and wanted to see it. It did not disappoint. We stopped at several falls and the visitor center. Perfect environment for hikers and those with limited mobility. Breathtakingly beautiful on a sunny day.

1  Thank datawest20
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Is it better to travel the Columbia River Gorge old highway east to west, or west to east? thanks
2 May 2017|
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Response from Dennisrl67 | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't matter, just remember to have the sun at your back.
We are staying in Hood River and would like more information on the scenic drive all along the Columbia River Gorge. Which bridges would be best for crossing back and forth from Oregon to Washington and back?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Dennisrl67 | Reviewed this property |
If you have the time take them all. If you really have time take the gorge tour boat.
I am considering visiting in early April. We love to hike and don't mind a little cold, but seriously, would the weather be pretty miserable??? We would be flying in so I would want to pack as light as possible but wonder just how many layers and changes of shoes might I need? ugggh. Thanks for any advice!
9 February 2017|
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Response from jtdanza | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other posts. I always pack in layers and I would advise you to do the same. Even bring some rain gear, like a small folding slicker of some sort, just in case. Oregon has very unpredictable weather.