Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour

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What you can expect during your visit
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
A note about this tour
As mask mandates lift, masks are no longer required in the vehicles but may occasionally be required inside buildings and restrooms.

Overview

The 80 miles of the Columbia River Gorge’s steep rocky sides offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the world: pounding waterfalls, eagles, century-old trees, ferns, flowers, ancient rocks. This half-day of exploring and meditating on wonders with very short hikes and visits to overlooks and vistas will have you gasping in awe.

We'll visit waterfalls and overlooks, selected by our guides to include both the most iconic, like the unmissable Latourell Falls, a stunning plunge-style falls that is one of the most iconic in Oregon, and the special. Depending on weather conditions, this could include a few small hidden waterfalls and another spectacular plunge-style falls with columnar basalt.

We'll also tell you stories, not just of the geology and botany and the oft-repeated tales of pioneers and road-builders, but also the old stories we've learned, of gods and animal spirits and the Beaver princess tragically turned into a waterfall.

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Average 4.97 out of 5 stars based on 38 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
Vicky_F, Dec 2021 Verified
Highly recommended tour with Edwin and Sarah - told us the interesting facts and educated us on the history of the region whilst sharing the beautiful sites of the Columbia River - thanks so much!
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
964nathaniele, Nov 2021 Verified
Carrie was a great host and took us on an incredible trip that we will not soon forget! Lots of amazing picturesque places to see and experience! It was not a very intense hike if you’re worried about that!
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
john_h, Nov 2021 Verified
I highly recommend this tour! My tour guide was the same person who did the Portland City tour.. it was funny.. we both recognized each other...
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
Laurie620, Nov 2021 Verified
Sarah and Carrie were our guides, and they were great! We set out on a really windy morning, and saw some of the most gorgeous scenery! Because of the wind we couldn’t do as much cycling, but it was still fun, and I’m glad we didn’t try to bike into the wind - that’s not fun. We enjoyed hiking near the waterfalls. There are so many of them! And they are gorgeous. Carrie and Sarah also know a lot about the area and provide so much great background information. They also provide great lunch suggestions for after the tour. We ended up eating lunch with another couple on our tour at a food truck and were not disappointed. Everyone wore masks in the van, and I felt very safe, COVID-wise. I recommend this tour company. Also, thanks to the reviewer who gave the tip that the place you meet in Portland looks like a storage facility. Glad I read that part, or I might have been a bit confused.
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
256makaelam, Nov 2021 Verified
Carrie was amazing! I would love to go on the tour again. I recommend visiting late October-early November, during the week. It wasn’t crowded and made the trip a lot more fun.
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
spenc083, Oct 2021 Verified
Edwin was fun and very knowledgeable of the surrounding area we would highly recommended. The falls were a site to see.
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
Hannah_G, Oct 2021 Verified
Every part of this experience was breathtaking! The Fall is the time of year to go! Edwyn our tour guide was amaing!
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
400wilberz, Oct 2021 Verified
Friendly tour guide and very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. Would recommend. If given the opportunity their bike your seems like it would be a lot of fun.
Our guide was fantastic
Matthew T, Oct 2021 Verified
Carrie was our guide and did a great job taking us to all the wonderful water falls while providing detailed background on each. Was a great afternoon.
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
Melanie K, Oct 2021 Verified
Fabulous half-day trip to view five waterfalls, each incredible in its own right, and the spectacular Columbia River Gorge with the perfect viewing vista along the way high atop the mountain. Edwin was impressive with his knowledge and history of the area as well as Washington state and full of anecdotal stories as well. I highly recommend this tour!

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