Spend The Day Exploring Dozens Of Waterfalls In Oregon's Columbia River Gorge
By Sarah McCosham|Updated on January 21, 2023(Originally published January 16, 2023)
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Hailed as the Crown Jewel of the Pacific Northwest, the Columbia River Gorge is the largest natural scenic area in the United States. The mighty Columbia River serves as the border between Oregon and Washington, and there are all sorts of treasures awaiting you on both states’ sides. We’re partial, of course, to the Beaver State’s side of this natural wonder; with more than 90 cascades on the Oregon side alone, there’s no better place to explore waterfalls in Oregon than the Columbia River Gorge.
Lewis and Clark first happened upon the Columbia River Gorge during their expeditions in 1806, and we can only imagine how awestruck they were at discovering this pristine PNW paradise. Go discover it for yourself, and experience total awe and wonder at the dazzling, waterfall wonderland that is the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.
If you can’t get enough of all the amazing waterfalls in Oregon you can check out for yourself, you might want to embark upon the incredibly scenic drive known as the Highway of Waterfalls as soon as you can. Which waterfalls in Oregon are your favorites? Let us know in the comments.
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