I have lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1993 and have never made a trip to the Columbia River Gorge until last weekend. What an amazing place! Traveling along the Historic Columbia River Highway (US Route 30), we passed more waterfalls that I could count. Although Multnomah Falls is a tourist destination, we opted for the less populated Latourell Falls where we were able to walk almost right into the waterfall itself. Talk about living!
From Olympia, the drive is about three hours south and east – just enough over to the other side of the state to get a feel of that warmer weather. The Columbia River divides Washington and Oregon so you can view the Gorge by traveling in either state depending on which side of the water you prefer to be on.
Check out the website below for more detailed information and next time you’re in the mood for a change of scenery and want to get out of town – check out the Columbia River Gorge!