On its way to the Pacific Ocean the mighty Columbia River cuts a deep swath over 80 miles long through the Cascade Mountains, at points reaching depths of up to 4,000 feet (1,200 m) deep. As you head East from Portland and enter the Historic Columbia River Hwy you will leave the present behind and travel back to a time when driving was about the journey, and not the destination. This tour includes a locally sourced Cascadian Safari Lunch.
Mount Hood, called Wy'east by local tribes, is Oregon's highest point and a prominent landmark visible up to a hundred miles away.
Your expedition begins high on the Mountain near Government Camp, in the heart of Mt. Hood National Forest. Depending on conditions, your guide will pick the Trail of the Day and embark on an interpretive hike or snowshoe through a northwest winter wonderland experiencing the season’s beauty and the adaptive ecosystem!
Mt. St. Helens is unquestionably one of the region’s most iconic, well-known, and “powerful” attractions. Approaching Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument from the south, you'll have the unique opportunity to enjoy both spelunking at the Ape Cave, the largest continuous lava tube in the continental United States, as well as exploring the visitor centers in and around the “Blast Zone.”
Traveling along the Historic Columbia River Highway, you will have the chance to see a few of over 70 waterfalls, including the second tallest perennial waterfall in the US, Multnomah Falls. Opportunities for hiking, splashing, and photography abound, as trails to, under, and around these natural beauties provide ample access for every kind of adventurer. You'll also enjoy some wine tasting.