What is there to do on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge?

What is there to do on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge?

20 reasons to visit the Washington side of the Columbia River…

  • Beacon Rock.
  • Dog Mountain.
  • Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Breweries.
  • Stevenson.
  • Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center.
  • Lyle Cherry Orchard.
  • Bridge of the Gods.

Can you see Mt Hood from Columbia River Gorge?

It’s easy to uncover the splendor of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. Just look to the horizon to find the towering volcanic peak of Mt. Hood.

Which waterfalls are open in the gorge?


  • Eagle Creek.
  • Oneonta.
  • Horsetail Falls.
  • Wahclella Falls.

What should I not miss at the Columbia River Gorge?

Here, I highlight the must-see spots that you do not want to miss and why.

  • Elowah Falls. Elowah Falls was my favorite waterfall in the area.
  • Crown Point. Crown Point is a great drive-up lookout point to see amazing views of the Columbia River Gorge, and the river itself.
  • Multnomah Falls.
  • Oneonta Gorge.
  • Horsetail Falls.

Which side of the Columbia River is more scenic?

The Oregon side of the river is the most scenic, IMO.

What mountain can you see from Hood River?

From its summit and with good visibility, one may see (from approximately west and moving clockwise) Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Broken Top, South Sister, North Sister, Mount Washington, and Mount Jefferson with the unassisted eye….Lookout Mountain (Hood River County, Oregon)

Lookout Mountain
Topo map USGS
Easiest route Hike

Can you see Mt Hood from Portland?

Portland sits in the Willamette Valley and although downtown is relatively flat, it is surrounded by foothills and mountains. On clear days, you can see Mount Hood as the focal point but also St. Helens, Adams, Jefferson, and Rainier.