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Columbia River Highway

State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
+1 888-275-6368
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A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
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State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
+1 888-275-6368
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Take your time on this drive to enjoy the views. Pull over when you can and get out of your car and take a short walk to enjoy the scenery and the smells. Be sure to stop at Crown Point. The view of the Columbia...More

2  Thank Notreallypleased1
Reviewed 13 August 2016

If you have the time, jump off the 84 and take the 30. It is slower, but worth the time. You can even see some of the waterfalls from your vehicle. We drove as much as we could on it. I wanted to take the...More

Thank M and B C
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Winding through forests, cut into granite walls, this old highway is worth driving, even though it will go more slowly than the freeway. You can stop at several falls--Latourell is an easy walk in, and the stone formations are fascinating. And of course Mustnomah Falls--the...More

Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nice winding drive that takes you along the old highway. Lots of photo opportunities and places to stop and hike to see beautiful falls. Very nice on a weekday afternoon , might get crowded on weekends! Vista House is a must stop.

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Easy stop to see the river and beyond! There is a small gift shop inside that sells little souvenirs and coffee. Great spot for a picture!

Thank CharleeneR
Reviewed 3 August 2016

A great drive, all around. Driving by all the waterfalls and the farms was fantastic. There were not very many cars on the road while we were driving, but every place we stopped was packed to the gills with vehicles. There are great views everywhere,...More

Thank JpocJedi
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Easy to drive even when busier near towns. Great views of the river all along the way. You may notice the Lewis and Clark freeway on the other side of the river. A slower way to go but with equally great views. Multnomah falls is...More

1  Thank Judy T
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We drove the Columbia River Highway on I-84 from exit 64 at Hood River to exit 35 where you can take the Historic Columbia River Highway route 30 to see the waterfalls. I-84 has signs telling you where to exit if you want to take...More

1  Thank nowincolorado
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This stop we found was quite busy but was so worth it. The view was amazing. Be sure and continue on the road, don't to back.

1  Thank nursemanager9
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We drove the highway on a July Saturday - it was absolutely beautiful, and we took a number of short/medium walks to see stunning waterfalls. However, it was incredibly busy, and after sitting for a long, long time in stationary traffic somewhere short of Multnomah,...More

1  Thank Susan C
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25 August 2016|
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Response from Lorene W | Reviewed this property |
Buying food in Portland before you get into the Gorge would be a good idea as there are not that many places on the scenic highway. I would not recommend the Tippy canoe, but check it out for yourself, overpriced and not... More