Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour From Portland Including Multnomah Falls

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Overview

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area features dozens of waterfalls along with stunning river views and hiking trails. On this 8-hour day trip from Portland, an informative guide takes you through the regions spectacular landscapes, including viewpoints of the gorge from the Portland Womens Forum State Scenic Viewpoint and the Vista House at Crown Point. Then fill your camera with shots of five waterfalls: Latourell, Bridal Veil, Wahkeena, Horsetail and, of course, Multnomah Falls. Round-trip transport from downtown hotels included.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Meet your guide at your downtown hotel for the drive to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, located approximately 30 miles (48 km) east of Portland.

Your first stop is the Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint for your first view of the Columbia River Gorge. Then visit the nearby Vista House at Crown Point, possibly the best known of all the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway with its vantage point 733 feet (223 meters) above the Columbia River. Admire the panoramic view from the 1916 observatory, refurbished in 2005 with a remodeled marble interior. The former comfort station for travelers now serves as a memorial to Oregon pioneers.
Next, it’s on to the waterfalls! First stop: Latourell Falls, which plunges 249 feet (76 meters) over a wall of columnar basalt before cascading toward the Columbia River. If you’d like, go with your guide on an optional 2-mile (3.2-km) hike that leads to the base of the falls.
Back in your tour vehicle, cross a bridge over Bridal Veil Falls, and then follow a winding footpath leading to a viewing platform where this hidden gem can be seen. An optional 1-mile (1.6-km) guided hike brings you closer to the water that cascades down angling rock faces. A bit further down the highway, Wahkeena Falls tumbles 242 feet (73 meters) into Wahkeena Creek, surrounded by tall, moss-covered firs.
Continue to nearby Multnomah Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon and the second-highest year-round waterfall in the US at 620 feet (189 meters). Nearly two million visitors per year come to see its plummeting two-tier cascade from the Benson Bridge, built in 1914. The last waterfall on your tour is the 176-foot (53-meter) Horsetail Falls, nestled within a mossy slope of ferns.
Following this final view, visit the Bonneville Lock and Dam, built during the Great Depression as the river's first hydroelectric dam. Depending on the season, you may see steelhead trout or chinook, sockeye or coho salmon swimming up a fish ladder. Then head to the town of Cascade Locks for lunch (own expense).

After lunch, cross over the Bridge of the Gods to the Washington side of the Columbia River, and view traditional fishing platforms of local American Indian tribes. Wrap up your full-day tour at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, which showcases biographies and natural history, with special exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition, the timber and fishing industries, and the First Peoples of the Gorge, the Cascade Chinook.
In the evening, you’re returned to your hotel in Portland.

Inclusions for Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour From Portland Including Multnomah Falls

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour From Portland Including Multnomah Falls

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children under the age of 6 require a car seat for this tour; please bring your own, as the local operator will not be able to accommodate children without a car seat

It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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12 reviews by the users

  • We had a fantastic day! What a wonderful experience with plenty of stops and things to see and do! Out tour guide was full of amazing information, great personality and very warm. The waterfalls we everything I wanted to see and the snow was a true gift from above. Thank you for everything!

  • The tour was good although by the time it was over we had seen enough of waterfalls. A little hiking would have been good. The sound system was not good for some of the trip but our tour guide produced an alternate sound system and then it was good.

  • Great tour! We had Sergio and he took us out all day to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls of Oregon, Mt Hood and extra little stops along the way to make the tour awesome. Great way to get out of downtown Portland area and see the beauty Oregon has to offer. Would recommend as this gives you the opportunity to hike and get outdoors.

  • It all comes down to the guide. Our guide talked too much and was not interesting. I couldn't wait to escape him during our lunch period. Also he gave us 10 minutes or less at each waterfall so he could take us to see water boarders and parasailing on the Columbia River because, obviously, it was something he wanted to see. I really thought we could have enjoyed the falls a bit more, see some of the trails that led down to the base, etc instead of the hop-on hop-off that we had to do. I felt cheated at the end of the day.

  • The tour was excellent. Debbie with America's Hub World tours was wonderful. She customized the tour for us. We booked another tour later that week Mt. St. Helens and it was wonderful too!

  • Our guide, Steve, made our trip a fun and exciting experience. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to share his expertise about everything related to the trip. Thank you, Steve!

  • This is an excellent tour. it combines sight-seeing with hiking. Our guide, Steve, is very knowledgeable and friendly. We got to see beautiful waterfalls and hike on scenic trails. We wish there are more tours like this one.

  • Our guide Steve gave us an amazingly personal and extensive tour of his beloved Oregon. We are not seasoned hikers but enjoyed the views and the waterfalls immensely. Physically a bit on the demanding side but well worth the effort. Recommend it very very highly.

  • Fabulous day. Would highly recommend

  • My husband and I had a wonderful time touring the beautiful water falls and touring Portland. Our tour guide was knowledgeable of all the areas and gave us a great tour.

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