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This tour is conveniently offered in both the morning and afternoon. Start with hotel pickup or any location within a 5-mile (8-kilometer) radius of Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Enjoy a scenic drive along Highway 84, stopping at the Bonneville Lock and Dam to view the fish ladder and its most famous local resident: Herman, a 10-foot sturgeon. Continue on the Historic Columbia River Highway in search of many large and small waterfalls along the route.

At Horsetail Falls and Multnomah Falls, which is the highest continuously flowing waterfall in the country, stop and enjoy the scenery. You have time here for a short hike to Simon Benson Bridge before continuing on to Shepperds Dell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Latourell Falls, where your guide leads you on another short hike.

The final part of the tour includes a visit to Crown Point Vista House for sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge for great photo ops before returning to your departure point.

Locations visited
Multnomah Falls
Columbia River Gorge
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
Overview

Venture east of Portland and immerse yourself in nature on this small-group tour of the Columbia River Gorge, designed for people who want to get out of the city and see one of the country’s most scenic areas. Leave the driving and logistics to your guide while you learn about the region’s natural and geological history, and see one of the tallest waterfalls in the United States.

Highlights
  • Get out into nature and see native wildlife on a variety of short hikes outside Portland
  • See five towering waterfalls and learn about Oregon’s natural history
  • Great photo ops of the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding cliffs
  • Convenient round-trip transport from downtown hotels and other locations
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Highly Recommend a Tour with Portland Pete to the the Waterfalls

We had the pleasure of half day tour with Pete to the Oregon waterfalls and along the Columbia River. I'd highly recommend this knowledgeable Oregonian for your group tour to the waterfalls in the late Summer/early Fall when the skies were clear and the crowds...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great time on Peter’s tour!

First off, easy to book your tour and if you have questions, the guides are easy to get ahold of for info. Peter picked us up at our AirBnB, which we had arranged prior to the tour. That was nice because we didn’t have to...More

Thank JenniCrab
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile
Excellwnt

Pete our guide is very knowledgeable about the area, the history, geology and culture. We thoroughly enjoyed the natural beauty of the area, made better by his insight.

1  Thank znn786
Reviewed 28 July 2018
Amazing views

The tour guide Peter was wonderful. We stopped at a local fruit stand to start with after he picked up our group at the hotel. My husband was not able to do all the walking involved and Peter assisted where ever he could, he gave...More

1  Thank Donna R
Reviewed 17 July 2018
Waterfalls

Visited 3 waterfalls and had short hikes. Perfect for a grandmother and two 11-year-olds. Pete was very personable and told us many interesting facts.

Thank G P
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Our group was only 4 when we went and it was a van size vehicle. Very comfortable and easy ride.
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