Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest - Columbia River Gorge (Chapter)
This is the Columbia River Gorge chapter from Lonely Planet's Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest guidebook.
Cleanly dividing Oregon and Washington is the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, carved some 15,000 years ago by cataclysmic glaciers and floods. Driving east on I-8 has you passing high waterfalls and nearly vertical mountain walls, all the while paralleling the mighty Columbia.
- enjoy incredible panoramic views from Crown Point’s Vista House
- count dozens of gushing waterfalls up and down the gorge
- hike up the premier Eagle Creek Trail to heart-skipping heights
- restaurants & accommodations
Coverage includes: The Western Gorge & Columbia River Highway, Cascades Locks, Bonneville Dam, Hood River, The Dalles & Around, Eastern Gorge
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