Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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  • Address: Cascade Locks, OR 97014, United States, Portland
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-5413081700
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Scenic Drive, Family And Kids

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is stretched over 292,500 acres connecting the Sandy River with the Deschutes. The river takes its course through Oregon and three Washington counties which contribute to the serene beauty of this Gorge. Volcanoes and floods effortlessly carved a brilliant path down the steep Rocky Mountains leaving behind the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge.

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area exhibits a picturesque view with sumptuous waterfalls that will leave you mesmerized. The unruffled scenic area is also ideal for hiking to get a better glimpse of the individual waterfalls.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking.
  • The area is crowded during peak season and weekends.
  • Visit the gorge in the morning.
  • Parking is minimal.

  • By Train: Amtrak Station– BNG
  • BNSF Railway Co
  • By Bus: Hood River Hotel bus stop

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  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Address: Cascade Locks, OR 97014, United States, Portland
  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Contact Number: +1-5413081700
  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Timing: 24-hrs
  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Portland include Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in their plan

  • 73.93% of people start their Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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94.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

People normally club together Washington Park and Trillium Lake while planning their visit to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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  • LOVED it! Bridge of the Gods is really just an old steel cantilever bridge, but a walk across it is something every hiker needs to do at some point. The Columbia River is beautiful at 141 feet below, and the wind on the bridge combined with NO specific pathway for pedestrian traffic makes for an exhilarating trek across as regular traffic rolls by you, inches from your pack! Your mom would think you are crazy for doing this, but what's life on the trail without a little danger, right? The PCT offers incredibly beautiful views of nature as well. All in all...this area is one of the most beautiful on the planet. Not much for nightlife, etc, but if you love nature, you won't be disappointed.

  • Columbia Gorge is the most beautiful place in the whole country! When I visited Germany in 1982, we had gone on a cruise through a beautiful section of Germany called the Rhine. Flowing mountains, a gorgeous huge river that separates Oregon State from Washington State. I've only lived here for 7 months but I never want to leave. Hood River is the sailboarding and wind surfing capital of the world!

  • Beautiful scenery, beautiful weather and a beautiful companion make for an absolutely beautiful time. The falls are always a must-see attraction, so we certainly had to stop by for a few. As a special bonus, the salmon small fry were so busy hopping that the surface of the water make one think of popcorn. Along the treed areas near PDX, the tent caterpillars have been quite busy...don't worry...they're not giant spider webs...

  • This place is beautiful. There are many hiking trails that you can take from easy to hard. The River and the gorge are awesome. If you are looking for waterfalls there are many that are visible from the car and some beautiful falls that you can hike to.

  • 1 year since big fire. Life seems to be getting back to normal. Stopped in cascade locks and dined at Locks Dogs and Treats. Great place with huge loaded hot dogs and ice cream by the scoop! No phoney soft serve here. Elvis lovers, this is where you want to go. Small, but mighty!

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