Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour

4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


The 80 miles of the Columbia River Gorge’s steep rocky sides offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the world: pounding waterfalls, eagles, century-old trees, ferns, flowers, ancient rocks. This half-day of exploring and meditating on wonders with very short hikes and visits to overlooks and vistas will have you gasping in awe.

We'll visit waterfalls and overlooks, selected by our guides to include both the most iconic, like the unmissable Latourell Falls, a stunning plunge-style falls that is one of the most iconic in Oregon, and the special. Depending on weather conditions, this could include a few small hidden waterfalls and another spectacular plunge-style falls with columnar basalt.

We'll also tell you stories, not just of the geology and botany and the oft-repeated tales of pioneers and road-builders, but also the old stories we've learned, of gods and animal spirits and the Beaver princess tragically turned into a waterfall.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water - We'll bring reusable bottles if you've left your own at home!
  • Snacks

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon

After meeting you at the starting point, 833 SE Main Street #121, we'll head out in one of our comfortable vans. The tour all takes place in the Columbia River Gorge, in the waterfall-laden western end of an 80-mile (130-km) canyon.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Multnomah Falls, Interstate 84, Troutdale, OR 97014

Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state and one of the most impressive, and most photographed, waterfalls in the U.S. If you're chasing waterfalls: this is the one many are seeking to catch.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Latourell Falls, Guy W. Talbot State Park., Corbett, OR

Latourell is the most impressive of the plunge-style waterfalls, tumbling over layers of 15 million-year-old columnar and entablature basalt frosted with lichens and, according to local legend, carries the spirit of a Beaver princess who led a tragic life. At Latourell, you'll have the opportunity for a longer hike, up to 2 miles or 3 km. Breathe deep: you'll experience the rich variety of the forest with all its healing power and spiritual truths.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vista House, 40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019-9725

**Vista House is currently open limited hours! If it is closed, we will stop to take photos of this architectural icon and see the view.**

At the most beautiful rest stop in Oregon, we'll stop, take a walk to the upper deck (weather permitting), learn about the architectural history, and enjoy what could be the most expensive public bathroom in the Pacific Northwest. We'll also remember the Wasco people, who found this one of their holy places.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, 39210 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019, USA

View an expansive vista of the Columbia River Gorge, take photos, and hear the story of who was here before us. We'll also tell you how the waterfalls were created. **Due to road closures we sometimes replace this stop with an alternative.**

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bridal Veil Falls State Park, Columbia River Scenic Highwy, Milepost 28, Corbett, OR 97019

This hidden waterfall is one of the state's most visited and most romantic. A 2/3 mile, 1km hike takes us down to the gorgeous spot that we believe is a genuine fairy land. **Due to weather or traffic conditions or road closures, this waterfall is sometimes replaced with an alternative!**

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guides can accept cash or contactless payment for gratuities
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2023

The tour was great and so much better than we had anticipated! Anna was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

April 2023

Ana is a wonderful guide, sharing interesting information about every beautiful place we went. She was also funny and warm while still maintaining professionalism. We arrived straight from the airport and Sarah (who had courteously taken a few of my calls) was kind enough to let us keep our carry...

April 2023

I’m so glad I decided to book this! We stopped at five waterfalls plus the marble rest stop overlook and it was a really great experience. This is definitely more of a scenic overlook stop tour than a hike, but there were some fun opportunities to walk up or down closer to the falls. Our guide Je...

April 2023

This felt like a thorough and compact way of seeing Portlands sights. Our guide was knowledgeable, thoughtful, and kind. It was a great experience.

April 2023

Anna is fun, polite, knowledgeable and accommodating in our half a day tour in Columbia Gorge and Several Falls. She is very careful to drive and I really appreciate it. I hope all your guide are like her.

April 2023

The scenic beauty is amazing.. Good place to unwind and get away for a few hours. Truly a gorgeous place

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