Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland

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Columbia Gorge and Mt Hood Tour

From USD 139.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the unrivaled beauty of the Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Mountain Range and Mount Hood on this full-day trip from Portland. In the comfort of a luxury vehicle, enjoy a guided tour of the Gorge’s top destinations, including dramatic waterfalls, the Bridge of the Gods, Hood’s Timberline Lodge, and the charming city of Hood River.
  • Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood tour from Portland
  • Easy day out in the glorious nature of the Pacific Northwest
  • Live, fully narrated tour from informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy an intimate tour of 12 people maximum

What's Included

  • Transportation in a luxury passenger van
  • Knowledgeable, local and friendly guide
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary throughout the tour
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity (we recommend 20% for your guide, if you enjoyed the tour)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 900 SW Taylor St
    900 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

    We pick up at one of the corners of Director Park, located at the cross-streets of SW 9th Ave and SW Taylor St. The guide will aim to pull up in front of a restaurant called Pastini.

Start time

08:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Get your feet wet on this introductory trip to the magnificent Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood. Meet your guide and group at Director Park and depart downtown Portland for the charming town of Troutdale, where you'll leave the beaten path for the scenic Historic Columbia Highway. Learn about the cultural history of the area from your guide, as you pass along the banks of the Sandy River. Spy orchards, blueberry fields, and wildlife on your way to Vista House at Crown Point. Snap some dazzling panoramic shots of the Gorge and visit the museum.

Discover two of the Gorge’s most striking waterfalls, Latourell Falls and Multnomah Falls. Visit the classic Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge and stretch your legs with a short hike to the falls’ prime viewpoint, Benson Bridge.

Head 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 enjoy free time for lunch, followed by a scenic drive that culminates at Timberline Lodge, located at a whopping height of 6,000 feet on the crest of Mount Hood. Spend some free time on a guided tour of the lodge, famous as the setting for the classic film The Shining before returning to Portland at the end of your adventure.

Director Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (Pass By)

Vista House

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Latourell Falls

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Multnomah Falls

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hood River

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Mount Hood National Forest (Pass By)

Mount Hood

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Timberline Lodge

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Director Park

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress in layers as you travel though varied climates
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Our guide Melia was awesome! She was super knowledgeable about Portland and surrounding areas and shared lots of info about the wildlife, history, and conservation in the area. The waterfalls were beautiful and the trip to Mt Hood was so fun. Skiing in the summer?? Who knew?!


373 reviews
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Drew H was amazing. It...
Susan_D, Sept 2023
Drew H was amazing. It was a group tour but my husband and I were the only ones so we were on a private tour!!!
Scenery and nature at her best!
karen, Sept 2023
beautiful scenery including several different waterfalls, drive through and lookout over Columbia River Gorge, farmland, Mt Hood. Visit inside the historic Timberline Lodge including a welcome blazing fireplace in the foyer and multiple trails ( some paved) to walk behind the lodge with views toward Mt Hood. Lunch and/or shopping stop in quaint town of Hood River. A pleasant and relaxing day trip to see the Portland surroundings. Drew was a great driver and knowledgeable and friendly guide.
Excellent Value and personable guide
Susan_D, Sept 2023
I felt my guide Zeke (Z) had a genuine love of his job, enjoyed sharing his own travel stories and encouraged companionship among the clients taking part in the tour. The excursion was well planned and covered all the highlights of waterfalls and Mt Hood. The van was comfortable but a bit crowded and difficult to board and dismount. I enjoyed the time spent and thought it was a good value. I would recommend this excursion to anyone!
Beautiful waterfall tour
Karla_M, Sept 2023
Monet took us to some beautiful waterfalls, gave us great lunch recommendations, and entertained us with a lively commentary
Great Experience
Richard_R, Sept 2023
The waterfalls and the knowledge of the guide The scenery was indeed breathtaking but let me reiterate how much more I enjoyed the trip because of our guide
Great tour guide & beautiful countryside
Marcy_H, Sept 2023
We can't say enough good things about our guide Dominique! She is so knowledgeable about every phase of the tour & a great storyteller on top of it! We loved every minute of our full day waterfalls & Mt Hood tour...thank you Dominique! Larry & Marcy
Fantastic trip
sonia_H, Sept 2023
Wonderful tour and tour guide (Chuck) was vey knowledgeable about all aspects of the trip. The stops were long enough to take photos etc and we stopped at a great place for lunch. We really enjoyed our day.
Redundant Trip
Stacey_L, Aug 2023
Only the waterfalls tht were interesting but I aldy did the waterfalls with Portland City Sightseeing Tours tht include the waterfalls. Little did I know it’s the same. The afternoon nothing much to see. Most of it just driving and slept most of the afternoon after the lunch at Hood River. The only thing to see in the afternoon is tht timberline Lodge which is nothing. It’s just a hotel. V boring and not worth it. I would just do the the Portland City Sightseeing tht include the waterfalls and tht should be enough.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Stacey, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. We are sorry that the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls & Mt. Hood tour did not meet your expectations when you traveled with us. We strive to provide a truly memorable experience for all guests. The itineraries for each of our tours are clearly laid out for perusal prior to and upon booking. We apologize that our tour visited some of the same spots that you saw while touring with another company. We strongly encourage all our guests to look at their various travel and tour itineraries while planning their trip to Portland, as there are a number of tour operators in the area that visit the same places and sites. If you find yourself back in the Portland area, we would love the opportunity to explore with you again! Our Oregon Coast Tour does not visit the Columbia River Gorge or waterfalls, so this could be a great, new option for your next trip here. Thank you, Wildwood Adventures
Great tour!
Jewel_K, Aug 2023
So nice to get on a tour bus and not worry about where to go, how to get there or where to park. Our tour guide Drew was great and gave us history and took us to all the best destinations!
Maria_D, Aug 2023
The sights were amazing and our tour guide, Chuck, was knowledgeable and personable. The overall experience was memorable.
Mt Hood and columbia river
Howard_R, Aug 2023
The visit to Tìmberline Lodge with the magnificent view of Mt Hood was an absolute highlight. The columbia gorge scenery, natural vegetation and waterfalls were equal to that.
Tour of Mount Hood and waterfalls
Susan_M, Aug 2023
David was a wonderful guide. David answered any questions we had and provided information about the areas we were seeing.
Memorable experience
Nisha_N, Aug 2023
All the waterfalls were great and the journey was memorable. The guide was very friendly and caring! Thank you:)
The Majestic Pacific Northwest
I was thrilled to see the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest in person: the waterfalls, the trees, the rock formations and, of course, Mt. Hood! Our enthusiastic and energetic guide gave us a lot of information about what we were seeing. I would like to have heard each person say their name and where they were from. It seemed to be a diverse group and that would have been interesting.
Nature at its best!
Susan_W, July 2023
This was such an amazing tour, the beauty of Oregon in its glory. Every waterfall was so beautiful, Splendid !! We had such a wonderful time and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a great personality…. Can’t wait to do the Coast tour! Thank you for the great memories.
Just another beautiful day in Oregon
Michael_W, July 2023
My wife had never been to Oregon, and I wanted to show her some of the beautiful places that I had seen. Our tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable about the region and showed us some of the most beautiful waterfalls. Living in Colorado we were amazed that people were still skiing in July on Mount Hood. You just don’t see that where were from. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend it to anyone.
David was knowledgeable...
AnnMarie_A, July 2023
David was knowledgeable and made the trip fun. We enjoyed all the wonderful waterfalls. Wish we had more time at Mt. Hood.
Great Trip to Mount Hood & More
Lionel_B, July 2023
Great day visiting several falls on the way to Mount Hood. Seeing Mount Hood close up was unreal. David was a phenomenal host for our day-long excursion.
Great trip. Great guide.
Andrew_A, July 2023
Chuck was a great guide. He was knowledgeable and friendly, and he was very enjoyable to spend the day with. The views and the waterfalls were terrific, and overall it was a great day out. Thanks much!
Daniel was an amazing tour guide, very good value for money for the eight hour daytrip.
Tim_E, July 2023
Daniel was an amazing tour guide, very good value for money for the eight hour daytrip. Amazing scenery.

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