Know Before You Go
Columbia River Gorge tours are an ideal way for visitors to experience the popular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area without worrying about traffic or parking.
Know Before You Go
All details are subject to change, so please get in touch with tour operators for the latest information.
Columbia River Gorge Tours
These general tours offer an introduction to the beautiful gorge.
- Terran Travels offers an Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Tour as well as a full-day Columbia Gorge Hike, Wine, & Discover that includes one to three hikes and two winery stops.
- Gray Lines’ Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour runs Thursday–Tuesday in the summer, weekends otherwise.
- Oregon Tour Co. offers a Columbia River Gorge Tour twice daily.
- Wildwood Adventures offers a half-day Gorge Waterfalls Tour.
- Sea to Summit offers a Columbia Gorge Waterfalls half-day tour as well as a full-day Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls & Wine tour, both daily.
Columbia River Gorge Boat Tours
See the gorge from the mighty river that carved it on these boat tours.
- The Portland Spirit’s Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler provides dinner, brunch and sightseeing tours departing from Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge.
Columbia River Gorge Bike Tours
- Around Portland Tours offers a half-day Hike and Bike tour that includes 6 miles (9.7 km) of biking and a 2.2 mile (3.5 km) hike to several waterfalls.
- Ebike Multnomah Falls offers a Guided Sunset tour daily from 4–7 p.m. which showcases five waterfalls at a time with lower crowds and less traffic.
City and Gorge Tours
- America’s Hub World Tours offers a Portland City Tour & Gorge Waterfalls Combo daily.
Crown Point Vista House
Called the crown jewel of the Columbia River Gorge, the Crown Point Vista House is a century-old observatory, rest stop and museum. Enjoy a 360-degree of the gorge and a bird’s-eye view of the Columbia River.
Biking in the Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge is a recreational biker’s paradise, with options including car-free blacktop, smooth single-track flows and canyon trails with tricky switchbacks.
Windsurfing in the Columbia River Gorge
Grab your board and head to the Columbia River Gorge, the windsurfing capital of the world, located a short drive east of Portland.
Two Days in the Columbia River Gorge
Savor the views and flavor of Hood River and the scenic gorge with this 48-hour itinerary.
Gorge and Mount Hood Tours
Many operators run tours that include both the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood with stops at Crown Point, Multnomah Falls, Hood River and Timberline Lodge.
- Terran Travels offers The Hood-Columbia Loop: Timberline, Orchards, and Waterfalls tour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- EcoTours of Oregon offers their Multnomah Falls/Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls/Mount Hood Loop Tour daily.
- Oregon Tour Co.’s Mt. Hood/Gorge Loop departs daily.
- Wildwood Adventures offers a half-day Gorge Waterfalls Tour and a full-day Gorge Waterfalls & Mt. Hood Tour, both daily.
- Sea to Summit’s Columbia Gorge and Mt Hood Tour operates daily.
Private Columbia River Gorge Tours
The following operators provide private Columbia River Gorge tours for individuals and small groups.
- EcoTours of Oregon offers private custom tours as well as large group tours in the Columbia River Gorge.
- Endless Oregon Tours’ Waterfalls tour is available in the morning or afternoon.
- Envi Adventures offers three small-plane flights through the Columbia River Gorge for up to three passengers.
- First Nature offers Columbia Gorge day trips.
- My Chauffeur Tours offers private gorge tour packages for a minimum of four people.
- The Vintage Tour Bus Co. offers several gorge tours for groups of at least six people.
- Wildwood Tours offers custom private tours.
- For larger groups, Columbia Crossroads offers a six-hour Columbia Gorge – Historic and Magnificent Beauty tour with motorcoach transportation.
- Kanemasu and Education Tour Center offer custom tours for visitors from Japan.
Columbia River Gorge Shuttles
If you don’t need a full tour experience, but want to reach the gorge without the hassle of driving or parking, try these shuttle services.
- Provided by Columbia Area Transit (CAT), Columbia Gorge Express offers $10 daily service from East Portland’s Gateway Transit Center to Troutdale, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River, Mosier (by request only) and The Dalles. (Gorge Annual passes are also available for $30.)
- Gorge Adventures & Supply provides shuttle service from Portland International Airport to many gorge destinations for groups of up to 8 people. For an additional fee, you can get a full day of transportation around the gorge.
If you’re driving to the Columbia River Gorge yourself, try using a location-based audio guide from Together Anywhere to help you see the sights and hear the stories carefree and hands-free. Download the free guide from the app store prior to your journey, and learn about history and points of interest along the way.
Ebike Multnomah Falls offers self-guided tours on their electric bikes. Rent a bike and receive a map and custom itinerary before setting off to explore (pedaling optional).
Portland City Tours
Great for first-time visitors, city tours offer a comprehensive experience highlighting the best that Portland has to offer.
Portland Walking Tours
These tours let you experience a street-level view of supremely walkable Portland.
Portland Bike Tours
Bike tours let you see Portland like a local, rolling through neighborhoods along this cycling-friendly city’s many bike paths, trails and lanes.
Portland Boat Tours
See Portland and the region from the water on boat tours that traverse sights on the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Portland Aerial Tours
Aerial tours give you a bird’s-eye view of Portland and the surrounding region.
Portland Outdoor Adventure Tours
Explore the great outdoors in and around Portland in any season with these tour operators.
Food Tours In and Around Portland
Get a taste of Portland on a variety of food tours focused on specific ingredients, venues or neighborhoods.
Wine Tours Near Portland
Let someone else do the driving while you enjoy wine tasting and vineyard views.
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