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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland

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Portland, United States

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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
Transportation in a luxury vehicle
Knowledgeable, local and friendly guide
Seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour
Hotel pick-up and drop-off at select downtown Portland hotels
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

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer complimentary pick up and drop off from over 30 downtown hotels. Please select your hotel when making your reservation, and we will contact you the day before the tour to confirm pick up timing. If your hotel is not on the list, please plan to meet us at 877 SW Taylor St (the Departure Point), as it is the most convenient location for those traveling from another hotel or from outside of downtown Portland.

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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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 policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland.

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  • "A not to be missed trip when you visit the Portland area" See review

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Absolute Awe
Asmalls33
, Oct 2019
This tour was absolutely amazing, more than expected or imagined. My Tour Guide Will was just as amazing, helpful, patient, knowledgeable and excited to take us on a journey like no other. Thank you Will and thank you Wild Adventures
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Great tour
lld3497
, Oct 2019
Megan was the guide she was funny, engaging and very knowledgeable. Told great stories about the places we visited
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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland
DonC2455
, Oct 2019
One of the most enjoyable and educational tours we have taken. Beautiful falls and an unfortunate clouded view of Mount Hood, and a stop at Timberline Lodge. Will, our guide, was the best. He was always willing to answer questions and take photos. He possesses a wealth of knowledge of Portland and the whole state of Oregon. If you visit Oregon, don't miss this outing.
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Wonderful trip!
SpoofusMinimus
, Oct 2019
Jesse's wealth of knowledge of the area made this trip an exceptional experience. He has a geeat sense of humor and clearly loves what he does.
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Phenomenal views
Bruce B
, Oct 2019
The tour was extremely nice. The guide, Will, was extremely knowledgeable about the history and landscape of the area.
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A wonderful visit
Julie D
, Sep 2019
Loved the tour guide. Hood River I would live there in a heart beat. Great waterfalls, views from everywhere, very interesting history tour and would recommend anyone to do this tour.
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Fantastic tour
Lucas0483
, Sep 2019
This tour was excellent. The itinerary is excellent and our tour guide Will was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, friendly and made the day very memorable. We were lucky he was our guide on this excellent tour.
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Great tour - great tour guide - just great!
klilly1
, Sep 2019
Zeke, our guide, is very knowledgeable, friendly and interested in ensuring that his guests have a terrific time. He has a lively and engaging personality, and talked about Portland, its history and the sites we were going to see in a way that was interesting and easy to understand. We had plenty of time for photos and walking around at each stop. The trip was well-planned and the bus was clean and comfortable. Great job, Zeke, and thanks to Wildwood Tours!
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Great tour!
Shirley C
, Sep 2019
We did the all day tour. It was excellent!! Our tour guide, Deana, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She even assisted with taking photos if requested. I would take a tour with her again. The tour had a good pace of driving and stopping for photos, etc. Timing seemed just about right. We would highly recommend this tour. It was certainly one of the highlights of our two week trip in Oregon and Washington!!
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Great views and fun tour guy
mbecker0930
, Aug 2019
Enjoyed so much the beautiful views and the waterfalls. Zik (I’m not sure if this is how you spell his name) was so friendly, nice, polite and very knowledgeable.

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