Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon

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A popular destination for hiking, snowboarding, skiing, biking, and fishing, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area transitions from temperate rainforest to dry grasslands in just under 130 km (80 mi). Up to 1,200 m (4,000 ft) deep, the gorge stretches along the boundary between Washington and Oregon and contains a high concentration of waterfalls, with nearly 100 on the Oregon side alone. An important water transportation corridor for millennia, this river canyon offers you a chance to discover a sprawling world of pristine forests, streams, lakes, wetlands, and prehistoric sites. Take advantage of scenic drives, picnic areas, hiking trails, and panoramic lookouts. You can set up a tent or trailer at one of the area's designated campgrounds. Work out when and for how long to visit Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and other Portland attractions using our handy Portland trip itinerary site .
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  • I've been an avid outdoor adventure enthusiast my whole life, and I've hiked, climbed, skied, backpacked, kayaked and explored all over the western U.S. The Columbia Gorge is at the top of my list for...  more »
  • A drive through natures wonderland! We went along the whole route of the Columbia River Gorge, and stopped at sever places to view water falls and other natural wonders. This is a "must see."  more »
  • The Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area is the first and only Scenic Area in the United States. It is Oregon’s beautiful gem that attracts people from all around the world to marvel at its beauty. the ma...  more »
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