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Columbia River Highway

State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
+1 888-275-6368
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A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“beautiful drive” (38 reviews)
“columbia river” (62 reviews)
“multnomah falls” (62 reviews)
State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
+1 888-275-6368
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The scenic highway is a very nice way to see some sights. Go slow and watch for cyclists. And be ready to deal with lots of traffic.

Thank astaplet82
Reviewed 1 September 2017

It was a nice, scenic drive. There are various roads the branch off and stops along the way to see the river and even views of Mt. Hood.

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I make a lot of trips. I see a lot of places. If you're in the Portland area, this is a MUST do for your list. Waterfalls, River views, river boats, McMenamins.

Thank Roadhore
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is such a wonderful day trip. The highway has a rich history and it is definitely worth the time. Some waterfalls can be seen from the street and don't even require a hike. Roads are narrow at times so be careful . Restrooms located...More

Thank Yodatravel
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Great day trip with lots to see and enjoy. The old and historic Columbia Highway offers some of the most breath taking sights around. Stop and enjoy magficient waterfalls, grand vistas overlooking the Columbia River and enjoy the nearby restaurants.

Thank larrym0527
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I've lived in Oregon since 1974 and it's always worthwhile stop at the aptly named Vista House at Crown Point. It's accessible whether you are traveling east or west on I-84 on the old Columbia Hwy. It can be slow going to reach especially on...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Get off the highway and take the old road. The views and vistas are awesome. Stop at the smaller waterfalls where traffic and parking are less a problem but just as lovely.

Thank Bernie G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Stay off of the interstate and enjoy the slow pace and take in the breathtaking scenery. Little towns, lovely views and a stop at The Vista House! I wish we had more time to explore it in the eastward direction!

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Since this ha been replaced with an interstate running through the Columbia River Gorge you could miss a really pleasant drive through the quiet part of Oregon that is hidden in the trees. This historic highway 30 also takes you right past some of the...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

It is a beautiful drive, from the Troutdale part, stop by the river to enjoy the beauty Oregon has to offer, then climb up the mountain and savour the views from the view points, visit the different falls.

Thank tcasta72
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25 August 2016|
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Response from Lorene W | Reviewed this property |
Buying food in Portland before you get into the Gorge would be a good idea as there are not that many places on the scenic highway. I would not recommend the Tippy canoe, but check it out for yourself, overpriced and not... More