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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon
(4.9/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and other attractions to your Bridal Veil trip itinerary using our Bridal Veil holiday planner.
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  • The falls are the #2 attraction in Oregon. It is crowded with visitors. The falls are very scenic and there is a gift shop and restaurant at street level. We had a very nice meal in the restaurant and...  more »
  • Over the past 20 years,I've taken nearly every one of my visitors for a ride or a hike or hikes in the Gorge. I've gone for hikes with local friends and yes, I keep going back. It is a beautiful area ...  more »
  • One of the most beauty full spots between the state of Oregon and Washington state. Personally, preferred the Oregon State side of the border.