Columbia River Gorge
Columbia River Gorge
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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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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,527 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Phenomenal place. The trees are majestically tall, waterfalls are beautifully cascading to the ground. There are plenty of short and long trails for everyone, and parking spaces are ample.
Written 29 August 2023
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gilmoreod
Valparaiso, IN3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Amazing scenery and local history. We were on River cruise by American Cruise Lines. We traveled along Columbia and Snake rivers on riverboat. Awesome food and service!
Written 5 August 2023
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Jessica K
Tarpon Springs, FL275 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful scenic drive with an abundance of waterfalls and vistas. Some waterfalls are right off the road, but parking is very limited or not accessible. Parking passes for Multnomah Falls must be obtained either via online or at Troudale Depot (scenic route 30). The trails around the various falls vary in difficulty, most bathrooms are primitive at the smaller falls. Definitely worth the trip!
Written 24 July 2023
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Mattkur
Chicago, IL129 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The views from crown point were some of the most stunning I have seen in my life! I think next time I will bring some lunch and eat right there!
Written 23 July 2023
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marriott946
London, UK668 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Three stars for a brilliant view?

Unfortunately although a great spot to view the gorge it was hazy so it was a minimum view but I bet on a good day a picnic awaits!

Pay little attention to this review if you get the chance to see it!
Written 10 June 2023
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marshalmcd
Saint Helens, OR3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Magnificent display of nature. I will never tire of the view from Crown Point. Family has been going for over thirty years
Written 7 December 2022
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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN941 contributions
Sep 2022
We spent a day in this area. We visited several water falls, they are very scenic.
We also visited Bonneville fish hatchery, beautiful ground. Bring quarters with you if you plan to visit here, so you can feed rainbow trouts. We saw the 80 years old, 11 feet long, 500 ponds white sturgeon here.
Written 24 September 2022
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Lorne B
Toronto, Canada534 contributions
Jul 2022
We saw so many incredible sights here and I will review each one individually.
We saw:
Portland women’s state scenic lookout
Bridal veil falls
Multnomah falls
Ponytail falls
Mosier plateau trail.

There are some parts that you have to pay to drive through, which was kind of garbage and a cash grab, although we said we were on our honeymoon and the ranger just let us through so lucky us.
Written 31 August 2022
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Moonracer4260
13 contributions
Aug 2022
From beautiful waterfalls to river sports, this place is amazing and surrounded by some of the most jaw-dropping landscapes I've ever seen! Grand Canyon was impressive by sheer size but this place has staggeringly beautiful views mile after mile.
Written 13 August 2022
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Mchangle
Fremont, CA25 contributions
For those who wish to do this tour on their own, please know that you will be stopped by Rangers after Bridal Veil Falls if you do not have a purchased permit specifying the time slot allotted to visit. They need to enforce crowd control during high tourist season. Road is narrow & winding. Parking spaces are limited. An alternative is to ride the shuttle.
Written 12 August 2022
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