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Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway

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This route meanders past cascading waterfalls, parks and hiking trails while offering expansive views of the Gorge.
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ChipJr
10 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We came out west on a road trip, and nearly everyone we talked to said, “You have to drive along the river, on the Oregon side.” It was lovely.
Written 14 October 2021
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realbigbear
Great Falls, VA688 contributions
Sep 2021
In our view, this is one of best and most scenic drives in the United States. It is also provides a lot of American history and geology. We were part of a Road Scholar tour group. To get the most out of this drive, you need an expert guide and someone steeped in geology. One could spend a few days or weeks in this area
Written 24 September 2021
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4boyzmom
Eureka, MT121 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was a great change from flying down the freeway! Didn't add much time to our trip but made it more of an adventure. The Vista House was AMAZING!
Written 8 December 2019
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mrbend21
Bend, OR30 contributions
Oct 2019
Several waterfalls including famous Multinomah Waterfall and miles of spectacular view of both sides of Columbia River from the point when no overcast.
Written 6 November 2019
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MandC0218
Riverside, CA6 933 contributions
Jul 2019
Easy to drive while enjoying the scenic views of spectacular rivers, mountains, and waterfalls. This narrow and scenic drive is the beautiful highway above and parallel to the main highway that is next to Columbia River. Many scenic stops and lookout points along the way. Highly recommended.
Written 3 November 2019
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bLiselotte
Palatine, IL599 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
I spent all day going from one stop to another. Two great views from up high at Vista House. Yes there is a gift shop. I then hiked up and around Latourelle Falls. The hike is not for the faint of heart. This is a great waterfall with a nice fall at the top I was able to climb behind. Next up was Bridal Veil, which was an easy walk in and out. Last waterfall was Multnomah which was beautiful and has a great gift shop and food. I continued on toward The Dallas and went up to a view point and took pictures of a great sunset.
Written 25 September 2019
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2nd_class_citizen
Milwaukee, WI13 contributions
Aug 2019
It was really beautiful. Waterfalls, steep rock scenery, optional hikes. Recommend. Narrow road in some places. Go on a weekday if possible. It is hard to find parking at the scenic spots along the way on the weekends.

The (casual) drive on HWY 30 with only minimal stopping takes about 90 miniutes. I took the fast I road back to Portland, where I started from
Written 13 September 2019
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Tammy D
6 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Lovely drive with gorgeous views of the river and beautiful forests. Fishery was very interesting. Friendly folks and good food in the towns along the drive.
Written 16 August 2019
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lowens311
Kansas City, MO618 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed the few hours we hopped on this highway the other afternoon. We started at Vista House and visited all of the waterfalls on the way back to the highway/Portland. Most waterfalls offer stunning views right off of the highway. Multnomah Falls has a great gift shop with dining options as well. You can drive or hike between stops.
Written 5 June 2019
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Violette54
Payson, AZ3 759 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Interstate 84 and US State Hwy. 30 run together to form the northern border of Oregon and form the Columbia River Highway. It is approximately 75-miles long, running through the River Gorge from Troutdale to The Dalles, and built between 1913 and 1922. It is a scenic highway that allows access to the waterfalls and forest glades in the area.
The road is in good shape and is a pleasure to drive, with mild curves pull outs, and many shady and leafy areas. The road can be congested, especially on weekends and there is no marked bicycle lane, so drivers must share the road.
We drove along this road from Troutdale past the Vista House and several waterfalls inlcuding Multnomah, the Bonneville Dam, up to the Cascade Locks where the Bridge of the Gods is, and further to Hwy. 35 where we turned south toward Mt. Hood.
The area did not disappoint and we enjoyed this half day trip very much.
Written 13 October 2018
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