Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

69 Reviews

3 hrs, 30 mins

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Group Tour

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Visit the beautiful Columbia River Gorge!  Your adventure will take place along the Historic Columbia River National Scenic Byway, where some of the locations we may stop include: Portland Women’s Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, Shepperd’s Dell, and Bonneville Fish Hatchery.

You tour will start with the view from Portland Women's Forum.  This location is absolutely breathtaking and it's one of the best spots to soak in a view of one

Visit the beautiful Columbia River Gorge!  Your adventure will take place along the Historic Columbia River National Scenic Byway, where some of the locations we may stop include: Portland Women’s Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, Shepperd’s Dell, and Bonneville Fish Hatchery.

You tour will start with the view from Portland Women's Forum.  This location is absolutely breathtaking and it's one of the best spots to soak in a view of one of the most beautiful places on earth: the magnificent, awesome Columbia River Gorge. 

Next, we will stop at Crown Visit Point House with a complete overlook of the Gorge region.  Crown Point Vista House, best known of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, provides a panoramic view of the Columbia River. The Crown Point Vista House was built in 1916 and refurbished and completely remodeled in 2005.

Our next stop is Latourell Falls. This waterfall plunges 249' over a massive wall of columnar basalt, some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest, before cascading hastily toward the Columbia River. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls, and this characteristic has led many famous photographers to this captivating location. 
 
Other waterfalls we may stop at while driving on the Historic Columbia River Highway include:
Sheppherd's Dell-  In 1915, a local dairy farmer named George Shepperd gave all that he had (this tract of land) to the City of Portland as a memorial to his wife. The upper fall is around 42' tall. The lower tier is around 50' tall.
Bridal Veil Falls- Beautiful Bridal Veil Falls is an elegant and graceful lady that can be fully appreciated from the deck of a viewing platform rebuilt in 1996. The creek hustles down from the top of nearby Larch Mountain, tumbles over the cliff and eventually flows into the mighty Columbia River.

Next we will drive to Multnomah Falls. According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe.  Multnomah Falls is the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with more than 2 million stopping by each year to take in the views! Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies, but is usually highest during winter and spring. This is also one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods.

We may also stop at  Bonneville Fish Hatchery.  Bonneville Hatchery is  the largest of Oregon’s 33 hatcheries. The hatchery raises 8 million Fall Chinook, 1.2 million Coho, 200,000 Summer Steelhead, and 60,000 Winter Steelhead.  You will be able to explore the Historic Egg Incubation Building, visit Herman the Sturgeon, and feed the fish!  

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Important Details

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

Hotels located in Portland downtown area
9am

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 69 Reviews
Reviewed: March 31, 2018

Rahkia N

This was by far the highlight of my trip to Portland! Aside from the stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls, our tour guide, Evan was friendly, knowledgeable and an EXCELLENT photographer! It was like taking a road trip with an old friend! I’d recommend this in a heartbeat!


Reviewed: March 13, 2018

james m

Our scheduled Morning tour changed to an Afternoon tour due to lingering ice on the tour route. Our tour guide was excellent sorry I do not remember his name because I did not write it down. He was very knowledgeable and gave us many extra insights about rock formations, geography and trees. We were very pleased with the tour due to our guide's expertise! We will plan another trip to the Gorge the weather is better.


Reviewed: February 26, 2018

Andrew R

Amazing scenery, extremely knowledgeable and helpful tour guide Marcus and excellent service e.g., picked up and dropped off at hotel.


Reviewed: January 17, 2018

Yvonne L

Our tour girl is very knowledgeable about the city, and knowing where and when to be the spot to save time avoiding traffic and get more out of the tour. Love the morning coffee spot, nothing can beat a cup of delicious coffee drink in the morning!


Reviewed: November 12, 2017

Kay A

Excellent tour considering the devastating fire they had in the Columbis River Gorge! The tour guide was excellent.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 72 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.