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Historic Columbia River Highway
Historic Columbia River Highway

Historic Columbia River Highway

Columbia River Highway, Oregon, USA

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The Historic 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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Recent reviews from experiences in Oregon

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Fun chasing waterfalls
Rebecca_P, Aug 2021
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Seeing the waterfalls as well as the I knowledge provided by our tour guide. It was fun hiking to the falls
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Columbia Gorge waterfalls
Paula_T, Jun 2021
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Great trip. Guide was very knowledgeable about local environment, lore and vegetation. Gorgeous scenery.
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Gorgeous Gorge
Lisa_P, Mar 2020
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Marcus provided a very informative and enjoyable tour for our group. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area as well as the plants and wildlife. We would highly recommend.
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Awesome and worthy
Soumik_G, Dec 2019
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
The tourist guide was very nice and knowledgeable person. He was professional and well behaved but we were not in hurry at all. Enjoyed the visit each of the place they proposed.
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Cool waterfalls! Marcus was great!
Aaron_M, Nov 2019
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Loved the tour! We saw some amazing sites. Our tour guide Marcus was very good and polite. I would definitely go again
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Highly recommend!
Brian_V, Sep 2019
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Perfect! We saw so much within the 3.5ish hours, but we were never rushed. We had plenty of time at each stop to look around! Terran was super helpful and knowledgeable about the whole area. We thought we would be with a big group but turned out that it was just the two of us plus the tour guide. We were thrilled with the whole experience and highly recommend that others sign up for this tour!
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Superb Tour!
Reuben_V, Aug 2020
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Wow. What an outstanding trip. Our tour guide went above and beyond to provide us with an experience that is truly memorable. He was extremely knowledgeable in the area of history, geology, flora and fauna, and seemingly could answer any question we had about the Columbia Gorge. We were blown away that this tour greatly exceeded our expectations. Thank you to Marcus for sharing his extensive knowledge, his obvious passion for work, and professionalism. This tour was the highlight of our visit to Portland!

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