Cascade Locks
Hiking the Spectacular Columbia River Gorge
Join local experts to hike and learn about the Columbia River Gorge, where you’ll explore historic sites, take in awe-inspiring vistas and witness the region’s spectacular waterfalls.
Program No. 14936RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Outstanding vistas and water formations await you in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge — a natural wonder where geology and history come to life. Hike along peaceful rivers and marvel in the beauty of the region’s many waterfalls. Hear about the cataclysmic Missoula floods that transported Washington's topsoil to Oregon and the Pacific Ocean. Make your way to the top of Beacon Rock for spectacular views of the gorge, hike to Wahclella Falls and visit sights along the old Columbia Gorge Highway.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Small groups on trail with guide to participant ratio of 1:12; daily choice of hike difficulties and lengths, hiking 4-8 miles daily over varied terrain. Elevations of 3,000-4,050 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the Eagle Creek Trail — one of the most popular hikes in Oregon — and delight in the variety of wildflowers that grow along its paths.
  • Explore the historic Columbia River highway and dine at the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge.
  • Hike to the breathtaking, 542-foot Multnomah Falls, the tallest waterfall in Oregon.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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