Join an intimate, Oregonian-led small group tour of the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood with Portland, Oregon's original tour and adventure company. Your seasoned, local guide will take you on a daylong adventure exploring the Pacific Northwest's most breathtaking views, waterfalls and Oregon's highest volcano. From the Vista House to Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam you'll experience the awesome beauty of the Columbia River Gorge . After grabbing lunch, a glass of wine, or some fresh fruit in Hood River Valley - windsurfing capital of the world, you'll be guided up to the east side of Mt Hood National Forest to the Historic Timberline Lodge, 6000ft on the south side of Mt Hood. Unlike other companies, Sea to Summit does not skip anything...This tour is historically and geographically informative, and extremely scenic so don't forget your camera!
Hop-on board one of our custom equipped 4x4 vehicles or a luxury Mercedes Benz, kick back and get ready to take in the majesty of the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood. You'll ride along the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway and slip into the past as your native Oregonian guide takes you through the history of this renowned region. Stopping at Chanticleer viewpoint, Crown Point, and the Vista House you'll be perfectly positioned for breathtaking views and stunning photographs. Learn what makes the Gorge so geologically unique and why it's a nationally designated Scenic Area.
Home to one of the highest concentrations of waterfalls, your guide will handpick the best falls to visit and take you on an unforgettable tour. From Wahkeena Falls to the infamous 620 foot Multnomah Falls to a several secret locals-only spots, you'll see the full expanse of everything the Gorge has to offer. Sound fishy? It better! Next comes Oregon's largest fish hatchery and Sturgeon Research Center and the Salmon ladders at the rushing Bonneville Dam.
Let it all sink in with lunch, a glass of wine, or fresh Oregon fruit in Hood River, the windsurfing capital of the world. The nearby Hood River Valley grows the best pears, apples, and cherries in the Pacific Northwest! Onward and upward: from there you'll ascend the gorgeous east side of Mount Hood, Oregon's tallest volcano, to the Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark. The lodge is nestled on the south side of the mountain at an elevation of 6,000 feet and was famously featured in the classic Jack Nicholson film "The Shining."
Starting bright and early at 9am and running through 5pm, this daylong tour is a fantastic introduction to the Oregonian landscape. Grab a light jacket, throw on some comfortable shoes, pack your camera, and get ready to experience the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood loop!