See the natural wonders that line the Historic Columbia River Highway on this day trip from Portland to Mt Hood. With a guide, you'll be whisked to some of Oregon’s most spectacular sights, including Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge, as you learn about the area along the way. Stop by attractions like Timberline Lodge and Rowena Crest, and have free time for lunch in Hood River.
• 8.5 hours
Our afternoon tour from Portland sets out to explore two of the greatest attractions of the Pacific Northwest – walk in 'Waterfall Alley' of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and sip beautiful Oregon wines in the outdoor adventure hub of Hood River!We will drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway where you are greeted at every bend of the road with another breathtaking view. We'll take in a few of the 70 waterfalls found in the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area, including the highest waterfall in the Pacific Northwest, the 620′-high Multnomah Falls. Opportunities for hiking, splashing, and photography abound! Learn the ins and outs of the ecology of the Columbia River from your Tripadvisor 'Hall of Fame' naturalist guide.After experiencing the natural beauty and historic grandeur of the "Gorge," head to quaint Hood River, Oregon, to visit two of Oregon’s best boutique wineries to taste fine wines while learning about the art of wine making! We cover all tasting fees.
• 6 hours
Follow the path of an ancient riverbed, carved by the last Ice Age, past the Bridge of the Gods, and explore the Windsurfing Capital of the World. In the afternoon, traverse Oregon’s fertile fruit valley on the way to the alpine top of a volcano, which boasts a title as the world’s 2nd most summited mountain in the world. Come along on this whirlwind journey to experience a selection of Oregon’s wonders.
• 7.5 hours
The mighty Columbia River cuts a deep swath, over 80 miles long, through the Cascade Mountains. Travel from Portland to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area for an educational and all-inclusive day trip. Join a TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' naturalist guide on several walks to view stunning waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls.After exploring the falls, make your way to the wind-surfing mecca of Hood River for a fresh lunch at our favorite local spot, or a picnic lunch served al fresco along the way. Explore diverse scenery, including high desert landscapes, rivers and basalt cliffs. You'll learn about the Columbia River's early pioneer history and Native American people at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. Morning tea/coffee, lunch, snacks throughout, and round-trip downtown Portland hotel transport are included.
• 10 hours
Take a comprehensive 9-hour guided tour of Oregon's national scenic area, the Columbia River Gorge. See the breathtaking landscape from the water on a 2-hour brunch cruise; cruise east toward Hood River, then west to Bonneville Dam, and finally return to the town of Cascade Locks. Then board your private vehicle to drive into the mountains to experience this agricultural area, known for its production of pears and wines. Drive along the Fruit Loop, stop at local farm stands, and drive up the Mount Hood Scenic Byway to reach Timberline Lodge, located over halfway up the side of Mount Hood. Tour is limited to a small group of a maximum of 14 people.
• 8 hours
Together here in our complete combo tour experience you may visit Portland Women's Forum, Vista House, Latourell Falls, and Multnomah Falls. Then, we continue driving east father up the river to the town of Hood River. With the mountains views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, farms and wind Surfing makes for an unparalleled Oregon experience. After lunch, we will visit 2 vineyards in the region for some amazing wine tasting and learn about the region history and culture as it has developed in the wine industry in the area.
• 8.5 hours
Bike and hike both ends of the Historic Columbia River Highway on this intense experience across the gamut of Oregon geology and climactic zones. Start with 3-6 miles in the wet, waterfall-laden Western Columbia Gorge (includes short hikes to waterfalls) and then we drive east of Hood River for 5-9 miles of the gorgeous, sinuous arid end of the old highway in what we call a wildlife playground: bald eagles, deer, and more! Tour includes vegetarian lunch, snacks, and coffee or tea, as well as fitted bike and helmet. One of our enthusiastic guides will ride along with you; this is the only fully-supported gorge bike tour available! (Please note most of our ride is on historic highways that do have moderate vehicle traffic in busy seasons.)
• 8 hours
Join an intimate, Oregonian-led small group tour of the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood with Portland, Oregon's original tour and adventure company. Your seasoned, local guide will take you on a daylong adventure exploring the Pacific Northwest's most breathtaking views, waterfalls and Oregon's highest volcano. From the Vista House to Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam you'll experience the awesome beauty of the Columbia River Gorge . After grabbing lunch, a glass of wine, or some fresh fruit in Hood River Valley - windsurfing capital of the world, you’ll be guided up the east side of Mt Hood National Forest to the Historic Timberline Lodge, 6000ft on the south side of Mt Hood. Unlike other companies, Sea to Summit does not skip anything...This tour is historically, geographically informative, and extremely scenic so don't forget your camera!Sea to Summit operates tours in the nicest and most comfortable, custom equipped 4x4 Mercedes Benz vehicles in Portland's tour industry!
• 9 hours
The 85-mile (137-km) long Columbia Gorge NSA would be a national park if it weren't a critical transportation corridor. It features waterfalls, mountains, monoliths, terraces, resort towns, vineyards, orchards, and The River, harboring a plethora of fish and birds, and a community of plants and invertebrates that changes dramatically going from the west end to the east end. Overlapping this is the Columbia Gorge AVA, the lovechild of the Columbia Valley and Willamette Valley AVAs. You will get intimate with The Gorge through hiking, wine tasting, and a visit to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. Your expert guide, with formal background in ecology, natural resources, and wine, will teach you about the natural history, cultural history, and wine background of the area. The guide will feel out the group’s physical abilities and tastes in choosing 1 to 3 hikes and 1 to 3 wineries, with a lunch stop at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. We cover lunch, you cover tasting fees.
• 11 hours
The perfect combination of outdoor adventure and Northwestern culture, our small-group whitewater & wine tour takes place in world-class scenery. Raft the White Salmon River with a family-owned whitewater team committed to protecting the region's rivers. Later, head to world-class wine outfits along the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Join a few other travelers and our TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' guides on a real exploration of our wild home. Don't worry about a thing--we'll take care of it all!On the water, splash through class III and IV rapids and experience the power the river while you learn about the region's unique ecosystems. Dry off, change clothes, and make your way to Hood River where we’ll taste wines like locals at two beloved boutique wineries. In an intimate setting, learn local wine making history and the art of viticulture.Our tours have been recognized by National Geographic Traveler, CNN, Huffington Post, and more!
• 10 hours