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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland

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Overview

Experience the unrivaled beauty of the Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Mountain Range and Mount Hood on this full-day trip from Portland. In the comfort of a luxury vehicle, enjoy a guided tour of the Gorge’s top destinations, including dramatic waterfalls, the Bridge of the Gods, Hood’s Timberline Lodge, and the charming city of Hood River.
  • Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood tour from Portland
  • Easy day out in the glorious nature of the Pacific Northwest
  • Live, fully narrated tour from informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy an intimate tour of 12 people maximum
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Transportation in a luxury vehicle
Knowledgeable, local and friendly guide
Seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour
Air-conditioned vehicle
Live commentary throughout the tour
Lunch
Gratuity (we recommend 15-20% for your guide, if you enjoyed the tour)

Departure Point

877 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

We pick up at one of the corners of Director Park, located at the cross-streets of SW 9th Ave and SW Taylor St. The guide will aim to pull up in front of a restaurant called Pastini.

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Get your feet wet on this introductory trip to the magnificent Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood. Meet your guide and group at Director Park and depart downtown Portland for the charming town of Troutdale, where you'll leave the beaten path for the scenic Historic Columbia Highway. Learn about the cultural history of the area from your guide, as you pass along the banks of the Sandy River. Spy orchards, blueberry fields, and wildlife on your way to Vista House at Crown Point. Snap some dazzling panoramic shots of the Gorge and visit the museum.

Discover two of the Gorge’s most striking waterfalls, Latourell Falls and Multnomah Falls. Visit the classic Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge and stretch your legs with a short hike to the falls’ prime viewpoint, Benson Bridge.

Head to Hood River, a picturesque valley town renowned as a prime destination for wind sports. Watch kiteboarders and windsurfers skate across the water as you enjoy free time for lunch, followed by a scenic drive that culminates at Timberline Lodge, located at a whopping height of 6,000 feet on the crest of Mount Hood. Spend some free time on a guided tour of the lodge, famous as the setting for the classic film The Shining before returning to Portland at the end of your adventure.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Director Park
Our central meeting location and pick up point! A beautiful, urban park in the middle of Downtown Portland.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
We will depart downtown Portland and head east along the Columbia River to Troutdale, known as the Gateway to the Gorge! We will join the beautiful Historic Columbia River Highway, the first planned scenic roadway in the United States.
Stop At:  
Vista House
Our first stop for the day: Crown Point Vista House. This famous overlook sits 733 feet above the Columbia River, atop the remains of a lava flow that swept through the Gorge around 14 to 17 million years ago! Here, we will find amazing 180-degree views of the Columbia River Gorge and explore the Vista House. An intricately designed observatory and museum, the Vista House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Latourell Falls
From the Vista House, we will drive deeper into the Columbia River National Scenic Area. Our first waterfall for the day will be the dramatic Latourell Falls which plunges 249 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt. Depending on the season, a short ¼-mile trail hike will be led to get a closer view of the falls.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Multnomah Falls
The next waterfall we will visit will be the famed Multnomah Falls. Plummeting 620 feet in two major steps, Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in Oregon and second highest in the nation! Here, we can explore the Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge (a Cascadian style stone and timber lodge built in 1925) as well as the beautiful Multnomah Falls itself. The easily accessible viewing platform offers a full view of the Benson Bridge and cascading falls beyond it.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hood River
We will make our way to Hood River, known as the Windsurfing Capitol of the World, where we will pause for an hour for everybody to disperse for free time. This gives us a chance to explore the town and get lunch.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Mount Hood National Forest
Following lunch, we will set out heading south, through the picturesque Fruit Loop orchards and lavender farms. If time permits, we may even make a brief stop at one of the farm stands before beginning our scenic drive through Mount Hood National Forest!
Stop At:  
Timberline Lodge
For our last stop of the day, we will wind our way through Mount Hood National Forest, climbing to roughly 6,000 feet in elevation, to Timberline Lodge. This National Historic Landmark sits proudly against Oregon’s highest peak- Mt. Hood! Attracting over 10,000 climbers each year, Mt. Hood is a mammoth to behold. We’ll have the opportunity to explore inside the lodge and enjoy the surrounding Cascade Mountain Range views from the lodge’s outdoor patios. If time allows, a short hike to the Pacific Crest Trail crossing just behind the lodge can be led by your guide.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Director Park
After a full day out on tour, we end back at Director Park, our drop off location in the heart of Downtown Portland.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Dress in layers as you travel though varied climates
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Locally sourced hazelnuts are served complimentary during the tour. Please contact the tour provider if you have a nut allergy.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wildwood Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland.

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star-5
Excellent day tour
Robert_C
, Oct 2021
Mark, our driver, was so knowledgeable and fun. We enjoyed every stop, especially the waterfalls. We had plenty of time at each stop to take pictures and enjoy the experience.
star-5
Beautiful scenery!!
Mona_N
, Sep 2021
The tour was amazing and breathtaking! The tour started very close from our hotel in downtown which we greatly appreciate it considering how we did not have to worry about driving a long way or being late. The size of our tour group was also pretty decent we were not too large of a group to worry to ask questions or interact with the tour guide. They take you to the amazing mountain area of Portland with lots of hidden treasures in the way. Our tour guide was also absolutely amazing and knowledgeable about everything regarding Portland. One thing that I would recommend for anyone who is interested in taking this tour is to wear comfortable walking shoes considering how you are going to be climbing/walking a lot in this tour. The van was also pretty clean and safe to travel, (many of the members of our tour even took a nap on our way back to our hotels, which was great!!). Lastly, the HQ of this office is absolutely amazing, because at the beginning when our tour guide was running a little late I contacted them via online to check to see what is going on and within about 2-6 minutes someone from the HQ called me to give me the information I was asking for. If you love nature and the outdoors; you will not regret taking this tour!!!
star-5
waterfalls galore!
THOMASE_B
, Sep 2021
The variety of waterfalls! The view of Washington across the River! Great Guide :Zeck he was knowledgeable.
star-5
Enjoyable
Mark_P
, Sep 2021
Zeke had lots of info and kept things fun. Nice trip of the area. Lots of great views. Worth the time.
star-5
Great experience!
Daisy_A
, Sep 2021
Hubby and I are currently in Portland for my birthday and decided to take the tour (easier than driving and trying to find parking). There were only 5 of us, and our driver Zeke was very friendly, informative and helpful. We really enjoyed the tour that day. Thanks for the wonderful experience during our short stay!
star-5
Mt. Hood
EdwardS_G
, Aug 2021
The guide, Sam, was outstanding and she provided good background on the river gorge area, Mt. Hood, and the beautiful waterfalls. A great experience.
star-5
Recommended!
Stephanie_C
, Aug 2021
We had a bad experience on public transportation which ended up with us being a couple of minutes late. I called and was given hints on how to get to the pick up. Then I got a call from our guide and he assured me that they would wait.
star-5
Well organized, great trip
Tamas_N
, Aug 2021
We were picked up exactly at the scheduled time. Mark, our tour guide was very friendly, provided lots of interesting information. We have seen gorgeous waterfalls, Timberline Lodge, and we could walk the trails around Mount Hood. Highly recommend.
star-5
Mt Hood is beautiful
Wes_K
, Aug 2021
Mark was very knowledgeable and made our tour enjoyable. Seeing the waterfalls and Mt Hood was great. We stopped at a family run fruit stand. The Rainier cherries and hard cider were excellent. It was a great day
star-5
Quite interactive and fun
Nittin_A
, Aug 2021
Covered a lot of places and it was quite chilled out, fun and interactive experience. Guide was amazing!

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