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  • Address: Columbia River Highway, Oregon, USA, USA

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Columbia River Highway Tours

Oregon’s Columbia River Highway was the first scenic road in America to be designated as a National Historic Landmark. It is particularly noted for its colorful displays of fall foliage and its many waterfalls year-round. 

The route allows for access to the Columbia River Gorge, which cuts more than 4,000 feet deep into the Cascade Mountain Range. Rich in both animal and plant life, the area along the road is home to more than 100 rare species, some that only exist in the gorge. Various hiking trails dotted throughout offer access to otherwise hidden waterfalls and views.

The highway was modeled after the scenic roads of Europe and has been long recognized for its excellence in engineering and design. Most of all the road is a path leading into some of the most beautiful scenery in North America. Outside of  its wide vistas and expansive overlooks, hiking, biking, fishing, and sailing are all popular activities to immerse yourself in the surrounding nature.

Practical Info

The Columbia River Highway is located on I-84, about an hour’s drive from downtown Portland. Fall colors are brightest in mid-October and waterfalls most scenic during Spring. The route begins at exit 17, from the historic town of Troutdale, and runs for 75 miles. It takes 3-5 hours to drive in full.

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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River, Portland, null
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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River

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See the natural wonders that line the Historic Columbia River Highway on this day trip from Portland to Mt Hood. With a guide, you'll be whisked to some of ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 3 days 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour, Portland, Full-day Tours
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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour

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Follow the path of an ancient riverbed, carved by the last Ice Age, past the Bridge of the Gods, and explore the Windsurfing Capital of the World. In the ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $129.00
Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls, Portland, Day Trips
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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

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On this full-day tour, you’ll see the best of the Portland area including downtown's Pioneer Square, the famous food carts, eclectic neighborhoods and ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $105.00

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