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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

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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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Mountains and waterfalls
Patty
, Jul 2021
seeing Mt. Hood and the Timberline Lodge were memorable, bucket list experiences. The waterfalls were out of the world beautiful. Highly recommend this trip!
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Birthday trip
Claudia_L
, Jul 2021
Dominique was great, knowledgable and entertaining. My family and I loved her for making our experience so memorable. She’s a true Portland gem
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Best way to see the waterfalls the gorge and Mt Hood
Manjula
, Jul 2021
See the sights without renting a car and driving and the bother of parking There is much to see. The commentary provided by driver and guide gives a context
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Mt Hood & Multnomah Falls
Jane_C
, Jul 2021
It was awesome and our tour guide was so knowledgeable and had a great upbeat personality. This tour is a must see if in the Portland area for a visit.
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Great day adventure in Portland
maisa_b
, Jul 2021
Guide punctual, knowledgeable, and very attentive. I would do it again..Not too long and not too short. We had a wonderful time
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Awesome views
Fred_B
, Jul 2021
Zeke made the whole trip memorable. We are so happy we added this tour to our vacation. Zekes vast knowledge of the area was such a plus. We all would highly recommend this tour
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Worth Every Penny
Danita_White
, Jul 2021
This tour was worth every penny! Our guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient, accommodating and on point every step of the journey. If you want to see some of Oregon's main highlights in a streamlined amount of time, but still be able to enjoy it, then this is a great way to do it.
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Great day tour - great guide!
Andrea_A
, Jul 2021
Zek is a wonderful tour guide/host! He is full of enthusiasm and knowledge about the area. The stops on this tour were beautiful. We especially loved the lunch break in the town of Hood. Terrific lunch spots and trendy boutiques and local artist shops. My only suggestion is that the stop there could be more than an hour to allow time for eating lunch as well as walking around the town/shops. It’s a busy tourist town so most of the sit down restaurants had at least a 40 minute wait for a table which wouldn’t leave enough time to eat there and there was even a 20 minute wait for food at the counter restaurants so that barely left any time to walk around either. Perhaps the last stop at the Lodge could be shortened from the 40 mins to 20 to add on at least 20 minutes to the lunch stop.
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Best way to experience Portland’s beauty
Sid
, Jul 2021
The tour was very well thought out and planned. Malia was an excellent guide. We had a really memorable time and would hopefully come back in the future :)
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Outstanding
Martin_F
, Jul 2021
We had the most fabulous tour guide, Sam (Samantha), who was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. We’ve booked many tours with Viator, mostly in Europe, but Sam made this trip very memorable.
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