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Washington Oregon & the Pacific Northwest - Columbia River Gorge (PDF 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, which was carved some 15,000 years ago by cataclysmic glaciers and floods. Hikers have plenty to keep them busy in the gorge, which features many steep, lovely trails.
- enjoy incredible panoramic views from Crown Point’s observatory, Vista House
- experience the giant Multnomah Falls and dozens of other gushing waterfalls up and down the gorge
- hike up the premier Eagle Creek Trail to heart-skipping heights
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: The Western Gorge & Columbia River Highway, Cascade Locks, Across the Border, Hood River, The Dalles & Around and Eastern Gorge.
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