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Address: Hood River, OR 97031
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The Columbia River Gorge, a 75-mile canyon through the Cascades, is a...

The Columbia River Gorge, a 75-mile canyon through the Cascades, is a broad, picturesque river with water-controlling dams.

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Greatest drive in the Lower 48

I drive I-84 from Pendleton to Portland every summer on my way to the coast and it never fails to amaze me. This is the most spectacular drive in America if you take time to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I drive I-84 from Pendleton to Portland every summer on my way to the coast and it never fails to amaze me. This is the most spectacular drive in America if you take time to stop and see all the views, go down to the river, see the several waterfalls, stop at the dams, and just enjoy the air. A... More 

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Arvada, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Columbia River Gorge from Portland to Hood River Oregon enjoying the river and the beautiful falls along the waterfront.

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stamford ct
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never been before and did not know what to expect but wow! Sure is a spectacular place to visit. The rivers, mountains and overall vistas are worth the trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gorge has to be the place for activities, from kite boarding, hiking, biking, white water rafting, sking, fishing, drinking, and just enjoying life.

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West Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving on HWY 84 the view is wonderful in the winter when there are no leaves on the trees. If it is freezing there are white waterfalls made of ice and greenish icicles on the cliff faces..

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The views of the forest are amazing. This is a great place to go windsurfing to too. There are several places to go hiking to and some waterfalls that you can raft in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Drive the historic Highway 30 and enjoy the view. We took our time and stopped frequently. Wonderful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My husband were on a two week road trip in our Audi S6 and left the funnest section of road for the end! Historic highway 30 had a surprise around every corner, some of them were hairpin turns! This highway had everything to offer: breath-taking views of the Columbia River, spectacular waterfalls, gorgeous hikes, and endless photo ops. From Bend,... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

the Dalles Interpretive museum was awesome. Allow at least two hours to see all four areas. Learned much about development of Gorge.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

If you are into simply stunning landscapes this is it. It is difficult to put into words the awesome beauty and majesty of the gorge. photos can not do it justice.

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