Day trip

From Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour

From Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour

Activity provider: Wildwood Adventures
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 139 per person

Follow the path of an ancient riverbed, carved by the last ice age, past the Bridge of the Gods, towards the various waterfalls in Mt. Hood National Park. Then traverse Oregon’s fertile fruit valley to the alpine summit of a volcano at Mt. Hood.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an easy day out in the glorious nature of the Pacific Northwest
  • Learn more about the region from your informative, professional guide
  • Discover a variety of scenic waterfalls
  • Visit Oregon's highest peak and enjoy views from a historic lodge
  • Admire scenic vistas of the Cascade Mountain Range
Full description

Explore Mt. Hood National Park on a guided tour along Hood River. Enjoy picturesque Pacific Northwest scenery on well-maintained trails with an expert guide.

Depart from downtown Portland and drive towards Troutdale, known as the Gateway to the Gorge. Enjoy the journey along the Historic Columbia River Highway, the first planned scenic roadway in the United States. Arrive at Crown Point Vista House, an overlook that sits high above the Columbia River. From here, go deeper into the Columbia River National Scenic Area to the first waterfall for the day, the dramatic Latourell Falls. This waterfall plunges 249 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt. Depending on the season, a short walk will take you closer to the falls. Proceed next to the grand Multnomah Falls, which plummets to the ground from 620 feet in two major steps. Explore the Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge and stand on the easily accessible viewing platform that offers a full view of the Benson Bridge and cascading falls beyond. Next up is Hood River, known as the "Windsurfing Capital of the World", where you can explore and grab some lunch. After, set out heading south, through the Fruit Loop orchards and lavender farms. If time permits, you may even make a brief stop at one of the farm stands. Then, climb about 6,000 feet in elevation to Timberline Lodge. This National Historic Landmark sits proudly against Oregon’s highest peak at Mt. Hood. Take a walking tour at the lodge and enjoy the Cascade Mountain Range views from the lodge’s patios, before a relaxing journey back to Portland.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

The tour pickup and drop-off location is at Director Park in downtown Portland, at the corner of SW Taylor and SW 9th directly in front of a restaurant called Pastini. This location is easily accessible via the public transit system (MAX line, streetcar, and bus) and is also within walking distance of most downtown hotels. If you are arriving by car, there is a convenient public parking garage near Director Park called SmartPark Garage.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Child safety seat
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour gives you the opportunity to walk on well-maintained trails, though it is not required. Typically, the furthest distance you will walk at one time during the day is half a mile round trip.
  • Some trails and paths are graded, but only slightly or for a short distance
  • Service animals are allowed

Product ID: 409059