Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Underwood

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#1 of 252 in Nature in Oregon
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A popular destination for hiking, snowboarding, skiing, biking, and fishing, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area transitions from temperate rainforest to dry grasslands in just under 130 km (80 mi). Up to 1,200 m (4,000 ft) deep, the gorge stretches along the boundary between Washington and Oregon and contains a high concentration of waterfalls, with nearly 100 on the Oregon side alone. An important water transportation corridor for millennia, this river canyon offers you a chance to discover a sprawling world of pristine forests, streams, lakes, wetlands, and prehistoric sites. Take advantage of scenic drives, picnic areas, hiking trails, and panoramic lookouts. You can set up a tent or trailer at one of the area's designated campgrounds. Work out when and for how long to visit Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and other Underwood attractions using our handy Underwood trip itinerary site.
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  • Love seeing all the beautiful waterfalls! I suggest driving all the way up to horse tail and then making your way back, don’t stop at Bridalveil, keep going to Vista house, view is amazing. There can....  more
    Love seeing all the beautiful waterfalls! I suggest driving all the way up to horse tail and then making your way back, don’t stop at Bridalveil, keep going to Vista house, view is amazing. There can....  more »
  • Stunning scenery; the Columbia River and lots of waterfalls. The Vista House. So much to see and do; lots of parks along the river where you can sit and have a picnic and do some walking. 
    Stunning scenery; the Columbia River and lots of waterfalls. The Vista House. So much to see and do; lots of parks along the river where you can sit and have a picnic and do some walking.  more »
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  • Very fast and very impressive. The best thing about it is it’s far away from Portland Oregon. Don’t go there. Stay here. Much nicer much more friendly much cleaner. Fish hike sit back and enjoy the Vista and contemplate if it’s really worth living and being that close to Portland
  • We found a satisfying little stop near Crown Point for pictures of the moody scenery. We saw all the weather there could be in Oregon — bright and sunny, wind and misty rain, near-freezing and snowy — and a cloudy day simply added variety as well as suits this scenic outlook. The roads in the area are so smooth and windy, perfect for the Fiat we rented. Didn't get any photos of the scenery itself on my phone):

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