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One of Astoria's best known places to see. It was an overcast day when we were there, so we decided not to go inside. Not at all sure the view from the top is worth all the stairs one has to climb to get there.
We chose to walk to the top of the hill where the Astoria Column is. I don't think I would recommend this to anyone. The road isn't built for walkers - there's some blind corners and no shoulder to speak of. We didn't have access...More
It was rainy and foggy and visibility was very limited; we did not climb the164 spiral steps to the top of the column! The column itself was beautiful and inscribed with Astoria History! I hear that on a clear day the view from the top...More
We enjoy walking and hiking so we google mapped it and walked from our hotel in town. It's all uphill but once on Coxcomb Drive, there is a tiny trail straight up through the grass to the Column. There is an entrance fee for cars...More
So, we actually parked off the street where our GPS led us to the Cathedral Trail. We hiked the gorgeous trail and next thing we knew, we came out into the clearing, and there was the Column! I'm afraid of heights, so I did not...More
This is a must-see attraction in Astoria. If you want to skip the $5 entrance fee. Park at the Cathedral Tree Trailhead on Irving Ave. and hike up for free! They have a nice shop in the parking lot for souvenirs. The view from the...More
The column has been renovated and is a nice place to visit with your family. Long climb to the top and don't recommend it for folks not in good health. Beautiful landscaped area to sit and observe. Buy a small wooden plane in the gift...More
Looking for the best view on the mouth of the Columbia River? This is the place. A few steps to the top and wow!!! You can see way out to see, way inland Oregon. Carry a balsa wood glider to the top and see how...More
Response from Krystle M | Reviewed this property |
the $5 parking fee is the only fee, well worth the money for the spectacular views and a full year of visits if you plan to travel back to the area. Definitely recommend purchasing the little planes in the gift shop before... More
the $5 parking fee is the only fee, well worth the money for the spectacular views and a full year of visits if you plan to travel back to the area. Definitely recommend purchasing the little planes in the gift shop before heading upstairs if you have kids! I don't know how much they are as we were unaware of this before we climbed but we saw several kids having a blast with them.