Things to do in Cascade Locks

Top Things to Do in Cascade Locks

Things to Do in Cascade Locks

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  • desertduo
    Portland, OR92 contributions
    We visited the Bonneville Lock & Dam on the Washington side. It is self-guided with a theater that runs a video explaining a lot of how the area was formed. The turbine viewing room was awesome to see. They have lots of informational stations explaining things all along the way. The fish ladders are amazing, but the fish viewing room was fabulous! There were so many fish swimming through, it was hard to keep track of what types of fish each of them were! They have information cards to help identify the fish. It is a must-see place. Great place for kids! The grounds are beautiful and the staff are friendly and helpful.
    Written 10 September 2022
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  • Helen C
    Renton, WA853 contributions
    This is a huge place. There's a huge map in front the office. Saw lots of salmon jumping around in the ladder. There are humongous sturgeons in the Viewing Pool. There are restrooms near the office. Gates close at dusk.
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • Patrick F
    Corvallis, OR32 contributions
    This is a short hike, but absolutely amazing. The hike is through the water, so bring proper attire. There is a large log jam, which means a long line to get started, but you can go around the jam and under water to bypass.
    Written 6 January 2019
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  • inspectorjavert70
    Colombia, S.A.272 contributions
    Speed limit is 15 MPH, and when driving across the first time I was ready for the bridge to give way and plummet into the river below. I guess I was expecting something different but it's perfectly safe. Gotta pay the $2 toll both ways but no better way to get across the Columbia.
    Written 21 November 2021
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  • Carl Di Stefano
    27 contributions
    Great place.
    Really interesting. i knew nothing about the sturgeon before I came here and suddenly knew heaps. Big trout too
    Written 3 July 2020
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  • Jacqueline J
    Lee's Summit, MO285 contributions
    One of our favorite hikes! Easy to follow. trail is uphill. I would say easy to moderate, but the view is beautiful. You can walk under the fall. Not crowded at all, we enjoyed this much more than the more touristy Multnomah Falls.
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • Donna
    1 contribution
    Beautiful views and heights while hiking. It was all uphill in the first 2 miles. We stopped Lower Punchbowl Falls and headed back after a quick dip in the water to cool down. We had our furbabies so 2 miles one way is it on a hot day.
    Written 16 August 2021
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  • John G
    Afton, MN271 contributions
    We stopped in for a couple of their own brewed IPAs before continuing on to Hood River. One of the river front old port buildings has been converted to the brewery with good seating inside and out. A nice combination of locals and visitors there. Ample parking. We were there mid-afternoon, but I can imagine the place really hops during happy hour and for dinner. Food looked good. Good signage from the highway to the brewery. Lots of young ones enjoying the setting and place.
    Written 4 October 2019
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  • Don M
    Castle Rock, CO479 contributions
    Beautiful falls via a moderate 2 mile trail. The trail is cut into the side of the gorge and is very narrow in some places.
    Written 23 August 2017
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  • Julie KI
    Seattle, WA46 contributions
    The highlights of this hike were seeing the scorched trees that had survived a fire a year or two ago, and doing fine now. The trail has some roots, rocks, and mild elevation gain/descent. I did fine without poles, though, and I have a low threshold for using those. The creek was indeed mostly dry, and the waterfall was little more than a high spurt, which is to be expected for Labor Day weekend. Traffic was delightedly low.

    Written 3 September 2019
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  • adventuresof_jade_
    Ridgefield, WA2,105 contributions
    We parked in the main lot and started with Starvation creek falls, then Cabin creek falls and the man made gorgeous Hole in the wall falls.
    These are all wonderful gorge waterfalls.
    It was a Nice easy trail to see all 3 of these waterfalls.
    There was a little ice still at starvation creek falls and a huge chunk fell off whilst we were there, made this insane noise when it crashed below, pretty exciting.
    Nature is always exciting.
    Written 7 July 2019
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  • Sue
    Calgary, Canada28 contributions
    Went to all of the falls along the route and Elowah Falls is by far the best. Surprised that only a few people were there. Went to Multnomah Falls earlier and it was PACKED with people. This waterfall is an up-close experience. So amazing!
    Written 8 July 2019
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  • StellerJ2
    PNW36 contributions
    Nice hike for all. It is a hike. The fall is not right off the road like others in area but very pretty and much worth it.
    Written 22 August 2017
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  • Loomin8
    Tucson, AZ242 contributions
    It’s a very interesting stop if you like this type of thing. You can go up to the visitor center after passing through security. No firearms and no drones allowed! And yes they will check your car. It’s free and it’s fun for kids you can see the fish Channel view underwater and take a walk along the electrical set up. Very interesting they have short videos that you can watch that explains the how’s and whys and even the timeline. Again this event is free and very interesting I would think for middle school children especially those interested in water technology, and science.
    Written 13 October 2019
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  • Olga
    Moscow, Russia2,587 contributions
    We didn't make the whole loop but walked for 3 waterfalls: Starvation Creek Falls (just 5 minutes of the partking lot), then going West on Starvation Ridge Trail # 414 to see Cabin Creek Falls and continue our walk toward Hole in the Wall Falls. All 3 are wonderful to see and experience to photograph. There are restrooms by the parking lot at Starvation Creek Falls and picnic table with bances at the Hole in the Fall Falls. The trail is shady, nicely paved and pleasant to walk. It took us about 1 hr 15 minutes to see all of them without hurry!
    Written 2 May 2019
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