Scenic Driving

The Historic Columbia River Highway's Waterfall Corridor (also called "the wall of falls") is our most destination, and can attract large crowds from April to September. Once you commit to this route, be prepared for stop-and-go traffic on most summer days between 9 am to 7 pm. In other words, through our peak season, you'll find this is a scenic but NOT leisurely drive.

For a more relaxing experience, head west to the High Plateau Zone, explore Washington’s Lewis and Clark Trail Scenic Byway...

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Scenic Driving Areas

  • Historic Columbia River Highway area description
  • HCRH (US 30) - Hood River
  • HCRH (US 30) - Mosier to The Dalles
  • HCRH (US 30) - Waterfall Corridor
  • Lewis and Clark Trail Scenic Byway
  • Mt. Hood Scenic Byway
Areas & Activities


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    Scenic beauty, cascading waterfalls that glimmer in the sunshine, breathtaking views, and gourmet memories served on a silver platter seems like a fantasy that only fairy tale characters could enjoy. However, this fantasy can become a reality