3 Day Tour: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area

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Waterfalls, Wine, & Whitewater Rafting

Wind your way down Waterfall Alley, tackle rushing rapids on a whitewater rafting trip, learn about the Native American history of the less-visited eastern regions, taste wine in Hood River, and top it all off with a fine dining experience at Mt. Hood’s historic Timberline Lodge. Embark on your Ultimate Columbia River Gorge Tour with an expert naturalist and wine guide or enjoy a stress-free self drive as you leave all the planning to us.

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Day One:  Waterfall Alley

Depart from Portland and head into the Columbia River Gorge on the Historic Columbia River Highway. Stop for an amazing view of the river before heading to a stretch known as Waterfall Alley. This mossy corridor is home to some of Oregon’s best waterfalls, including Latourell, Bridal Veil, and the iconic 620-ft-tall Multnomah Falls. Get an introduction to the region’s geography, flora, and fauna while hiking in the afternoon before retiring to sweeping views of the river from Skamania Lodge.

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Day Two:  Whitewater & Wine

Start your day with an exhilarating whitewater rafting trip down the White Salmon River. In the afternoon, head east to the sunnier, yet somehow, less-visited parts of the Columbia River Gorge. View Native American rock art, peruse the eclectic collections of the Maryhill Museum of Art, and get an introduction to the area’s wines, before heading to the urban hub of the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, for an evening about town.

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Day Three:  Mt. Hood

After a relaxing morning at the Lodge, spend time strolling through the cafes and boutiques of Hood River. The town lies at the intersection of the Hood and Columbia Rivers, and is a mecca for windsurfers and kite-boarders.Just south of town are the microbreweries, wineries, and orchards of the Hood River Valley, which we’ll explore en-route to dinner at the historic Timberline Lodge.  The Lodge’s Cascade Dining Room is situated 6,000’ high on the slopes of Mt. Hood and its talented chefs make the most of the local culinary bounty.

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Experience Multnomah Falls and other spectacular Oregon Waterfalls in Waterfall Alley.

Wind along the historic roads of the Columbia River Gorge and around Mt. Hood.

Splash through Class II-IV Rapids while whitewater rafting the White Salmon River.

Taste the Columbia Gorge's diverse wine varietals in and around Hood River.

Toast to a great trip on a farewell dinner 6,000’ high in Timberline Lodge’s Cascade Dining Room.

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