Columbia R. Gorge or Mt. Hood Loop Tour
List of Sights*: (in this order or the reverse)
First you will travel to the Gorge along the route and see Horsetail Falls and maybe optional Ponytail Falls along the Old Road . Next is Oneonta Gorge and Oneonta Bridge/Tunnel . With brief intro's at each of our stops, we'll then proceed to Multnomah Falls & Viewing Bridge and Lodge for refreshments/ lunch/ dinner*. Right next door is Wahkeena Falls/Viewing Bridge and short hikes to Bridal Veil Falls and Bridal Veil Overlook after that. At the 'Rendezvous of the Fairies' is Shepperd's Dell and bridge ; then Latourelle Falls and Crown Point/Vista House . Last stop is Chanticleer Point , one of the most spectacular views in the world!
* You'll visit all* of these stops and options if you choose the 6 hour tour option. Otherwise you'll visit many or most of them with the 4 or 5 hour tour options. Restaurant stops typically require additional time to your chosen tour length, please inquire.
Add these options below to your 4-6 hour tour for a total of 6-8 hours...
Add this easy 2 mile RT hike to the secret falls - "If we had to pick a spot that embodies almost everything that defines the Columbia R Gorge, this Creeks lower canyon is it, culminating with the secret falls, which almost no one knows about. This canyon is as fine a temple as nature can create... This is our most treasured place in the Gorge." Note: Your signature on a confidentiality (non-disclosure) agreement stating that you will not divulge the location of this secret location is required.
Eats**: Stop at Multnomah Falls Lodge restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch or snack bar) or Tad's ($$$) for dinner ("One of the Last Original Roadhouses") - Historically, roadhouses is where travelers stopped for dinner and chicken was the most popular food served to tourists along the historic highway. During the late 1920s Tad Johnson opened a roadhouse which has grown into a popular local restaurant still featuring food as prepared during the peak of the Historic Highway's popularity. Alternatively, Shirley's Tippy Canoe Bar & Grill ($$$) just down the road from Tad's is a great option- Historic 1940s landmark restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, another original roadhouse.
*The # of stops/options is not guaranteed with any length tour and is influenced by your group size, groups pace and other factors and may be greater or lower than the indicated amount. We get to as many stops as possible within your tour's hourly length.
**Restaurant stops require pre-planning. Let us know ahead of time if you are interested in a restaurant stop. However, the Multnomah Falls snack bar does not require pre-planning.
Click HERE for Gorge tour details/ more options.
Mt. Hood Loop Tour
If you choose the Mt. Hood Loop tour (8-10 hours), then you'll first go to the above; then to the 'top' of Mt. Hood and your route will be this . Our destination will be Timberline Ski Lodge & Retreat (or in winter ). And for the adventurous; take the Magic Mile chairlift to Silcox Hut at 6,950 ft .
Click HERE for Mt. Hood tour details/options.
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