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Lonely Planet Experiences: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Product ID: 315387
Grab your hiking shoes and join a local expert for a small group tour of Columbia Gorge and its beautiful waterfalls. This scenic hike includes the very best of the gorge, as well as off-the-beaten-path gems.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Embark on an in-depth exploration of Columbia Gorge
  • Gaze at impressive vistas and be gently misted by waterfalls
  • Enjoy off-the-beaten-path hikes to lesser visited waterfalls
  • Experience the pleasure of “forest bathing”
  • Benefit from a small group experience with an expert local guide
Full description
Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience.

Meet your guide and the rest of the group at the local partner’s office in Portland, then set out towards Columbia Gorge where a day of adventure awaits. Upon arrival at the gorge, which is home to centuries-old trees, pounding waterfalls, majestic eagles, delicate ferns, flowers, and fungus, ancient rocks, forest frogs, and much more, you’ll feel as if you are entering a mythical world like no other.

The hike takes you to the most impressive viewpoints and headlining waterfalls, such as the unmissable Multnomah Falls, the tallest in Oregon. Weather permitting, you can also visit the unusual and visually stunning Vista House, an idyllic rest stop on a dramatic rocky outcrop. There’s also time to explore a few of the lesser visited waterfalls, which are only accessible on small group tours.

The tour is the perfect opportunity to get a snapshot of Oregon’s stunning landscapes and to immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature. You will return to Portland with beautiful photos, as well as a deeper sense of the majesty of the world just outside the city’s urban center.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in comfortable Sprinter vans
  • Trail mix
  • Reusable water bottles
What’s Not Included
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

1210 SE 7th Avenue, at the Around Portland Tours shop, on 7th Avenue between Salmon and Main Streets.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• You will be in a small group with a maximum of 10 people
• The short-to-medium-length hikes to view the waterfalls include uneven terrain and elevation gain. The steepness of the trails and elevation gain will vary based on time of year and weather, as well as the aptitude of the group, but could include as much as 800 feet (250 meters) elevation gain
• Weather conditions, maintenance, and other natural events can cause closures of roads, trails and historic structures. In these events, alternate itineraries will be offered. If advance notice is possible, guests will be notified of the change the day prior to their departure
• Please inform the local operator if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 7 so they can provide appropriate car seats
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Urban Adventures Americas

Product ID: 315387