Columbia Gorge Attractions

The Columbia River Gorge’s iconic places are likely what brought you here. From White Salmon, it’s easy to see them all.

Historic Columbia River Highway

As America’s first scenic highway and a pioneering endeavor of early 20th-century engineering, this picturesque road weaves through the lush, verdant forests and alongside the majestic Columbia River, offering awe-inspiring views at every turn. Marvel at the awe-inspiring waterfalls, including the famous Multnomah Falls, towering cliffs, and panoramic vistas that define this iconic pathway. Designated as both a National Historic Landmark and a National Scenic Byway, the highway is a testament to the harmonious blend of natural beauty and human craftsmanship. Find more information and plan your trip on

Hood River Fruit Loop

The Fruit Loop is a beloved Hood River drive through the scenic valley’s farmland, vineyards, and orchards. Stop at one of the farm stands to shop fresh produce or harvest your own at one of the u-pick locations. There are 30 farms and wineries to explore. Check websites for seasonal hours.

Multnomah Falls

A breathtaking 40 minute drive from the hotel through the Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls stands as one of the most picturesque and captivating natural landmarks in the United States. This majestic waterfall, which is the tallest in the state, cascades down a staggering 611 feet in two major drops, offering an awe-inspiring view that embodies the raw beauty of the Pacific Northwest. A Timed Use Permit is required May-September. Permits are available online at www.recreation​.gov

Crown Point Vista House

Perched atop the towering cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge, the Crown Point Vista House invites tourists to experience one of Oregon’s unparalleled scenic marvels. Constructed in 1916 and hailed as the crown jewel of the historic Columbia River Highway, the Vista House combines the allure of early 20th-century architecture with the awe-inspiring beauty of its natural surroundings. Inside, visitors can explore exhibits that dive into the history of the gorge, enjoy refreshments at the cafe, or simply relax and soak in the vast landscapes that unfold in all directions.

Learn more and check seasonal hours on the Vista House website. 

Lewis and Clark Trail

Follow in the footsteps of the iconic explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Traverse the tail end of the Lewis and Clark Trail through the Columbia River Gorge where you’ll encounter natural landmarks and vistas that bring their storied journey to life. Along the way, interpretive centers and historic sites offer rich insights into the area’s geological wonders and the diverse cultures of the Native American tribes Lewis and Clark encountered. Plan a visit to one of the museums or interpretive centers. offers a great map of highlights on the route.

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