“The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area protects the spectacular canyon where the Columbia River cuts through the Cascade mountains – with cliffs and overlooks of Washington to the north and Oregon’s mountains and waterfalls to the south. The Gorge is unique in its natural and cultural history, as well as its designation as a National Scenic Area.” – USDA Forest Service

Popular Columbia Gorge half-day trips:

  • Historic highway 30 waterfalls viewing
  • Washington side of the Gorge
  • Mount Hood National Forest backroads exploration