Day trip

From Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour

Activity provider: Wildwood Adventures
Day trip

From Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour

Activity provider: Wildwood Adventures

From US$ 139 per person

Follow the path of an ancient riverbed towards the various waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area. Then traverse Oregon’s fertile fruit valley and alpine wilderness to Mount Hood.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Enjoy a day of sightseeing on a small group tour in a luxury passenger van
  • Learn more about the region from your informative, professional guide
  • Discover a variety of scenic waterfalls
  • Visit Oregon's highest peak and enjoy views from a historic lodge
  • Admire scenic vistas of the Cascade Mountain Range
Full description

Explore the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood National Forest on board a luxury passenger van. Enjoy picturesque Pacific Northwest scenery on well-maintained trails with an expert guide.

Depart from downtown Portland and drive towards Troutdale, known as the Gateway to the Gorge. Enjoy the journey along the Historic Columbia River Highway, the first planned scenic roadway in the United States. Arrive at Crown Point Vista House, an overlook that sits high above the Columbia River. From here, go deeper into the Columbia River National Scenic Area to the first waterfall for the day, the dramatic Latourell Falls. This waterfall plunges 249 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt. Depending on the season, a short walk will take you closer to the falls. Proceed next to the grand Multnomah Falls, which plummets to the ground from 620 feet in two major steps. Explore the Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge and stand on the easily accessible viewing platform that offers a full view of the Benson Bridge and cascading falls beyond. Next up is Hood River, known as the "Windsurfing Capital of the World", where you can explore and grab some lunch. After, set out heading south, through the Fruit Loop orchards and lavender farms. If time permits, you may even make a brief stop at one of the farm stands. Then, climb about 6,000 feet in elevation to Timberline Lodge. This National Historic Landmark sits proudly against Oregon’s highest peak, Mount Hood. Take a walking tour at the lodge and enjoy the Cascade Mountain Range views from the lodge’s patios, before a relaxing journey back to Portland.

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The tour pickup and drop-off location is at Director Park in downtown Portland, at the corner of SW Taylor and SW 9th directly in front of a restaurant called Pastini. This location is easily accessible via the public transit system (MAX line, streetcar, and bus) and is also within walking distance of most downtown hotels. If you are arriving by car, there is a convenient public parking garage near Director Park called SmartPark Garage.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Child safety seat
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • - This tour is a small group on board a luxury passenger van
  • - This tour gives you the opportunity to walk on well-maintained trails, though it is not required. Typically, the furthest distance you will walk at one time during the day is half a mile round trip.
  • - Some trails and paths are graded, but only slightly or for a short distance
  • - Service animals are allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Ezekiel was a wonderful guide. The tour was thoroughly entertaining , informative and worth the money. After driving all day to get to Portland having someone else drive to Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge to see the waterfalls was luxury. I would never have been able to find all these wonderful places on my own.

March 24, 2023

We loved this day trip so much!!! Dominique was awesome! She was the right amount of talking, fun, and informative. She had great stories and a good speaking voice. I only wish we had more time!! I recommend this tour company and this particular trip to everyone!!!

March 24, 2023

It was a small group in the tour which made for a relaxing and enjoyable trip. The guide was knowledge and told about each area we traveled through and especially the areas we stopped at. She gave many recommendations for lunch so we have a hard time choosing but with it being Sunday some were closed. She kept us on time by tellling how long we had at each stop. I would recommend this adverture to all travelers.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 409059