There are numerous things to see and do in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Activities include hiking, mountain biking, windsurfing, camping, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, birding, wildflower viewing, photography, picnicking and rock climbing.
Scenic attractions include various spectacular waterfalls cascading over the canyon walls. The second highest year-round waterfall is found in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area – Multnomah Falls. Every waterfall is breath taking and spectacular. There are seventy-seven waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Gorge alone.
Archaeological digs and various excavations have determined that humans have inhabited the Columbia River Gorge for nearly 31,000 years. Carvings on the sides of the canyon walls are further evidence of historic human habitants.
From one end to the other of this eighty mile stretch of deep canyon walls and wide meandering river, The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area is a feast for the eyes and the other senses. Along the route, you can enjoy various museums, State and National Parks, picnic areas, marinas, historical sites, scenic vistas, mountain peaks, and wildflower carpeted mountain meadows.