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Multnomah Falls: Waterfall Corridor Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

1. Multnomah Falls: Waterfall Corridor Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley

Create your own adventure along the historic Colombia River Highway, including iconic Multnomah Falls. Hop off at any of the stops to explore trails and waterfalls. Trolleys arrive at each stop every hour, so you have plenty of time for a short stop with pictures or a longer hiking excursion. Entry tickets now required by the National Forest Service are included in your reservation. Parking is free at our nearby Corbett parking lot so that you can avoid all the parking waiting and traffic. If you just want to ride the Trolley and listen to the guided narration, a round trip lasts about an hour and forty-five minutes. As you journey between the locations, enjoy the fantastic views from the open-air trolley that features unobstructed perspectives, perfect for snapping photos and taking in panoramic landscape views. A detailed hiking/stop guide is available when you board the Trolley, and suggested itineraries are available on our website. Stops are made at the following locations: Corbett • Crown Point • Latourell Falls • Bridal Veil Falls • Angels Rest • Wahkeena Falls • Multnomah Falls • Triple Falls • Horsetail Falls • Ainsworth

Portland: Mt. Hood Day Tour

2. Portland: Mt. Hood Day Tour

Your 8.5-hour trip begins early with a hotel pickup from downtown Portland. Embark on an exhilarating morning drive through the Columbia River Gorge. Catch spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains that flank the river and glimpse a waterfall or two. Along the forested highway, visit Oregon’s famous waterfall Multnomah Falls. Join your guide and fellow visitors on Benson Bridge and snap a picture of the 611-foot-tall cascade of water as it crashes below. Next, continue to Hood River, a picturesque valley town renowned as a prime destination for wind sports. Watch kiteboarders and windsurfers skate across the water as you learn about Hood River’s rich environmental and cultural history. Then take some free time for lunch, shopping or wine-tasting (if whimsy strikes you!). Then visit Rowena Crest which has spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge. The final stop on your guided tour is the glorious Mount Hood, Oregon’s tallest peak at 11,249 feet (3,429 meters) and Timberline Lodge. Take a mountain walk or a self-guided visit through the renovated lodge that was once the setting for the classic film The Shining. Your day concludes back in Portland by early evening.

Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

3. Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour of the beautiful landscapes of the wine-growing regions near Portland. Discover breathtaking sights like the Columbia Gorge and Multnomah Falls. Enjoy a mouth-watering lunch and a winetasting experience at a local winery.  Be picked at your accommodation in Portland and relax in comfort aboard a Mercedes Sprinter van as you travel through the verdant landscape of the Willamette Valley which is known for its hazelnuts, berries, evergreen trees, and Pinot Noir wine. Ride into the foothills of the western Cascades and ascend to the tree line on Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon. Spend an hour at the historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression.  Explore the interpretive displays, go hiking, or play in the snow, before heading thorugh the Hood River Valley to a picturesque winery. Eat a farm-to-table lunch while enjoying a wine tasting at a boutique vineyard with a view of Mount Hood.  Learn about wine production in the region and visit 1 other winery in the Columbia Gorge or Columbia Valley areas. Travel through the Columbia Gorge and admire the towering basalt cliffs, before stopping for half and hour at Multnomah Falls. Have time to walk up to the Benson Bridge, visit the interpretive center, or peruse the gift shop. Afterward, head back to Portland to be dropped off at your hotel.

From Portland: 7 Wonders of the Gorge Jetboat Cruise

4. From Portland: 7 Wonders of the Gorge Jetboat Cruise

Discover the lower Columbia River Gorge from the water on a roundtrip jetboat cruise from Portland. Travel at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour as you journey along the Willamette River and the mighty Columbia River toward Multnomah Falls. Marvel at views of the city and surrounding countryside as you make your way to Multnomah Falls. Board your explorer cruise from a private dock in Portland and set out on your outdoor adventure. Enjoy sights like Cape Horn, Crown Point, Rooster Rock, Mount Hood, and much more, with a live guide narrating your journey. Your adventure cruise comes to an end back where it began, at the dock on the Willamette River.

Portland: Scenic Self-Guided E-Bike Tour at Multnomah Falls

5. Portland: Scenic Self-Guided E-Bike Tour at Multnomah Falls

This 2-hour guided E-bike tour provides you with bike rental to enjoy the scenic waterfall corridor including Multnomah Falls, the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest, along with our experienced tour guide. Take part in this popular option, which allows you to experience the highlights of the route at a nice pace. Ride 2 miles of sweeping Columbia Gorge Views to Horsetail Falls, which is a perfect place to dip your feet in. For a unique experience, hike to Ponytail Falls and stand behind the base of the falls. Optionally, walk 2.5 miles roundtrip to Oneonta Gorge. Explore 7 waterfalls and do several short hikes.

Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour with Gray Line

6. Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour with Gray Line

Escape the hustle and bustle of central Portland for the morning on a half-day coach tour of the Columbia River Gorge. Experience the natural beauty of the Rose City’s most scenic area. Follow the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition, more than 200 years after the famous explorers. View the gorge from Vista House at Crown Point, and marvel at the world famous Multnomah Falls. Depart Portland at 09:00 AM, enjoying the downtown sights as you leave the city via one of its many bridges. Once out of the metropolitan area, drive the historic Columbia River Highway, enjoying panoramic views hundreds of feet above the river at Crown Point. Descend through the famous highway loops to pristine Latourell Falls. Continue past Wahkeena Falls to Oregon’s most famous natural attraction — Multnomah Falls and Lodge. Return to Portland along the river level route of the Lewis and Clark expedition, taking in panoramic views of Beacon Rock, Cape Horn, and Rooster Rock along the way.

From Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour

7. From Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour

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.

From Portland: Bigfoot Adventure 3.5-hour Jetboat Cruise

8. From Portland: Bigfoot Adventure 3.5-hour Jetboat Cruise

Explore the history and lore of Bigfoot while traveling 80 miles roundtrip on the high-speed Explorer Jetboat from Portland to Multnomah Falls. See the landmarks that make the Northwest famous while listening to exclusive recorded narration by Cliff Barackman (star of Animal Planet‘s “Finding Bigfoot”) and a live tour guide. Explorer cruises are an adventure-style experience traveling at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. Note that river conditions vary and may result in frequent, sustained turbulent motion along with varied weather. For safety and comfort, guests should be in good health and without conditions that could be aggravated by motion. Please consult your doctor prior to booking a cruise on the Explorer if you have a health concern.

From Troutdale: Waterfalls Gorge Helicopter Tour

9. From Troutdale: Waterfalls Gorge Helicopter Tour

Soar above Multnomah Falls on a helicopter tour. Meet your pilot in Troutdale, a short ride from Portland. Fly at cliff height into the scenic Columbia River Gorge and get a bird's eye view of Multnomah Falls, one of America’s tallest waterfalls and a must-see Northwest landmark. On your way to the Falls, enjoy the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, a National Scenic Area. Witness giant forested hills, towering cliffs, unique rock formations, and multiple waterfalls create a one-of-a-kind landscape. See the gorge from various angles and visit both the Washington and Oregon sides of the Columbia River en route. See Mt. Hood in the background and get a chance to snap photos of a variety of landmarks including Crown Point, Cape Horn, Rooster Rock, and, the crown jewel of the Gorge, Multnomah Falls.

Portland City + Waterfall Combo: A full day of sightseeing

10. Portland City + Waterfall Combo: A full day of sightseeing

This van sightseeing tour combines our two most popular half-day tours (at a discount), for a full day of adventure! There are points of interest stops along the way. FIRST: View some of Portland's significant sites as you roll through Old Town, the Pearl District, the cultural district, and the government district. Roam the beautiful grounds of historic Pittock Mansion, and be stunned by the view of Mt. Hood. Stop and smell the roses (over 300 varieties!) at picturesque International Rose Test Garden. Cross an iconic truss bridge to take in the view of the city from a lush east side park. NEXT: You will have a 30-minute break for lunch (paid separately), at a popular downtown Portland deli. (Or bring a sack lunch and eat in the park.) THEN: We will travel an historic highway and you'll learn why it's an artisan crafted, engineering marvel! View spectacular sights along astounding Columbia River Gorge. Visit the famous Vista House on Crown Point, with its unique architecture and gift shop of local goods. Feel the spray of majestic Multnomah Falls as you cross a stone bridge facing the waterfall, and take in the view of Oregon's "Rhine Valley." This is also the site of a rustic, historic inn. A short trail through forest leads you to Latourell falls, which spills past the dramatic collision of cloud and columnar basalt. We will visit at least one to two additional waterfalls, depending on timing, each with its own unique character, whether whipping the air like a horse tail or fanning out like a bridal veil. Your professional tour guide will share stories and insights on this beautiful region along the way.

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Experienced a diverse selection of Oregon from salmon hatcheries to wineries to ski resort with breath taking scenery between stops. Thanks to our driver and tour guide Cher for an interesting and educational day out. Much appreciated and very much enjoyed!

Marcus is an excellent guide! I can tell you for sure You won’t have any guide like him. He is a cult, competent guy… if you really want To get a real Experience of Portland… Book this tour!

Planning this activity was quick and easy. We had a great time taking the waterfall tour. Damon was well-versed, pleasant and professional. Exceeded our expectations.!

Loved the variety of the activities and the tour was the perfect amount of time. Marcus was great!

Narration was excellent! Very informative and not just campy filler