Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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

About Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Portland

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.

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Information

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

How To reach Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area by Public Transport

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

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Things to Know Before Visiting Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

  • 95% of people who visit Portland include Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in their plan

  • 72.03% 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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89.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Portland Reviews

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  • Would be a five star visit if not for the devastating damage caused by irresponsible people who caused a massive fire. So much is in a state of repair that it made things difficult. The bridge across the falls is closed. Some of the road is closed. Rock slides are everywhere as the vegetation that held it back was burned. Having seen the area several times before and now a few times after, I am saddened at such a wasteful loss. It will take many years to recover but props to the workers getting things done as quickly as they can. It is still a beautiful place and still worth it.

  • I forgot to mention in last review to dress accordingly for your visit to the Columbia Gorge. Oregonians are programmed to dress in comfortable layers that can be added or removed as needed year around. Don’t forget to pack a light weight hooded rain jacket year around. This will also help with wind. Wear comfortable shoes designed for walking/hiking.

  • Beautiful!!! After you check out the waterfall, bottom and top, be sure to walk off the main path for some beautiful scenery! Recommended trail: walk up path from welcome center, as if you're walking to bottom of waterfall, at first turn leading right, take the off-path trail to the left. If you pass a memorial stone, you're on the right path! Once you reach a rock hill, prepare for a great view to the left :)

  • The Columbia River Gorge is one of the most beautiful places on the planet! If you have a extra day while visiting Portland Oregon I suggest driving east on I-84 at least as far as Hood River. Which is just over an hour's Drive. They'll be short hikes to waterfalls and Vistas and plenty of things to see and do in Hood River

  • So much to do here... Hikes, biking, scenic drives, visiting fish hatcheries, passing the bridge of Gods or just appreciating the views from a vista point - there is something for everyone, whether you are on the Washington or the Oregon end of the river. Sadly, most of the popular hikes are impacted by eagle creek fires, but even then it's worth a visit for a day or two. Highly recommended!

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