Columbia River Gorge
You’d be hard-pressed to find vistas as stunning as these. At the western end of the Gorge, the view from Crown Point is a front-row seat to the mighty Columbia as it unfurls and cuts through the Cascade mountains. From the dozens of awe-inspiring waterfalls spill from basalt cliffs, lining the Historic Columbia River Highway, like the famous Multnomah, Bridal Veil, and Latourell Falls. The landscape seems to grow bigger, grander, and brighter as it rolls east.
Bring your sense of adventure because the Gorge is made for exploring. Walk along a waterfront, discover hidden waterfalls, follow the wildflowers at Rowena Crest, or challenge yourself with a trek up Dog Mountain. It’s hard to resist water sports on the Columbia, especially when Hood River is known as the windsurfing capital of the world. But the Columbia River Gorge isn’t just spectacular scenery. There’s plenty of hand-crafted beer and farm-fresh dining too.