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Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area

Welcome to the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Website of pictures within the World from the Web Home page. Located in the northwest portion of Oregon, this park is just to the east of Troutdale and Portland, Oregons largest city. The Scenic Area is easily reached from I-84E leaving Portland.

The 80 mile gorge features canyon walls rising 4000' and numerous waterfalls. World famous for wind surfing, the region offers beautiful scenic river views, waterfalls, mountains and dams.

Activities include fishing, hiking, biking, wind surfing, sightseeing and an assortment of outdoor activities. Facilities and resources are numerous throughout the area. There are many small towns offering hotels, restaurants and fuel in the Gorge. Portland is to the immediate west. For further information, contact Headquarters - USDA Forest Service, 902 Wasco Ave., Suite 200, Hood River, OR 97031 or call (541)-386-2333.


The pictures below on this page are from various spots in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, using film and digital cameras. They include overlooks, the Bonneville Dam and Tanner Waterfall. They are taken immediately off of I-84, from the Historic Columbia River Highway (just east of Troutdale) or from short hikes from either of these two routes. Additional pages of pictures are listed immediately below.



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The next 3 pictures represent a 180 degree panoramic view of the Columbia River from an observation castle. This picture is looking west.
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From the observation castle looking north across the river.
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From the observation castle looking east.
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Scenic view of the gorge.
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From the Tanner Creek Falls Trail, Hike 18, 35 Hiking Trails Columbia River Gorge, Touchstone Press. This is a short 0.9 mile (one way) hike with 340' elevation gain.
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Tanner Falls.
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Bonneville Dam along the Columbia River off of Route 84.
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Wind Surfers off of Rt 14 at Spring Creek, near White Salmon on the Washington State side of the river. The Columbia Gorge is world reknowned for windsurfing.
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Further information can be found at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area GORP page.


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