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Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour

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Portland, United States
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Head out to the Columbia River Gorge for half a day of visiting cascading waterfalls and scenic overlooks with this tour from Portland. You'll visit Multnomah Falls, the highest waterfall in the state, as well as lesser-known falls throughout the region. You'll also have the chance to take mini-hikes in the area to get better views of waterfalls and the surrounding scenery.
  • Take in Columbia Gorge Scenery and leave the driving to someone else
  • Learn about the Columbia River from an expert local guide
  • Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan
  • Small group sizes keep this tour intimate
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Bottled water
Gratuities (always appreciated by our passionate guides!)

Departure Point

833 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214, USA

Our shop is #121, in the breezeway of the silver and red building. If you're having trouble finding us, walk north on SE 9th Avenue from Main Street and look to your left! If you're looking for parking, you can find limited street parking and paid lots at 7th and Madison and 10th and Madison Streets

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Around Portland Tours
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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour.

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  • "We would recommend this tour to anyone that wants to maximize their sightseeing in a 4 hour window." See review


173 Reviews
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Snowy Falls
, Jan 2022
This was an amazing tour and our tour guide was wonderful. She was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a history of the area. It was extra beautiful as it had been snowing so we were glad they didn’t cancel our tour. The only reason I didn’t give 5 start is that while I appreciated them providing snacks I was a little uneasy when everyone took their masks off in our confined van and started eating during a Covid surge. I’d preferred if they made us wait until we got outside to eat the snacks.
Beautiful and educational!
, Dec 2021
Highly recommended tour with Edwin and Sarah - told us the interesting facts and educated us on the history of the region whilst sharing the beautiful sites of the Columbia River - thanks so much!
I highly recommend this...
, Nov 2021
I highly recommend this tour! My tour guide was the same person who did the Portland City tour.. it was funny.. we both recognized each other...
Every part of this...
, Oct 2021
Every part of this experience was breathtaking! The Fall is the time of year to go! Edwyn our tour guide was amaing!
Awesome tour
, Oct 2021
Edwin was fun and very knowledgeable of the surrounding area we would highly recommended. The falls were a site to see.
Perfect weather
, Oct 2021
It was a really great time hiking and a perfect day out. I wasn't expecting all the climbing but it wasn't too bad. Sarah was a great guide and we got to all the falls right before all the crowds hit; she timed it perfectly.
Educational &Adventurous 2 for 1
, Oct 2021
Johnathan is a walking brain God. He schooled me, enlightened me and gave me a new appreciation for mother Earth. Thank you for this amazing educational experience. I would not gave gained this new insight had I not taken the tour. I'm a happy customer for sure!
Great half day trip
, Oct 2021
Edwin was very knowledgeable about the area and the waterfalls were beautiful! Highly recommend. Beautiful area to photograph.
Awesome Tours
, Oct 2021
Lovely views of waterfalls and valleys! Great information and stories provided as well! The whole family (Tour Guides) is fantastic! Everett mentioned TripAdvisor, so I left a review for him there too. But he guided the Forest Park tour, which was excellent as well!
Insightful guided tour at a great price
, Oct 2021
Edwin was an excellent guide full of fascinating information about the area and history of Oregon. He also offered great suggestions for places to go in Portland city. The tour allowed for ample time to take in the breathtaking falls of the area.

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