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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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  • Even on a rainy day, it was still great to see the waterfalls, and walk up to places along the trail to get better views. Be ready for plenty of other tourists at the most photogenic spots, but contin...  more »
  • Breathtaking! Flies to the road! Can see falls from the interstate but get off and go on Historic 30. Stop and go hiking at any of the falls there are SO many! We spent the entire day driving, hiking,...  more »
  • A real bucket list phot opportunity. Spectacular water fall and scenic walking path to a picturesque bridge. Grab a coffee at the shop nearby and move on.