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PDX to Multnomah Falls

Most Beautiful Waterfalls In The USA Worthy Of Your Bucket List|PDX shuttle airport +1 (503) 760 6565  PDX shuttle airport

There’s something about America’s most beautiful waterfalls that makes them worth the chase, whether a road trip to a new destination or an overnight hike in one of country’s magnificent national parks. From stunning chutes of water jutting from tropical cliffs to gentle tumbles down the side of a glacier, here are the most beautiful waterfalls in the USA that should definitely make your bucket list.


When visiting Portland, Oregon, discover Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls, the top-ranked attractions in the area, during this guided tour. Travel along the historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway, the first scenic highway in the US to be named a National Historic Landmark. Stop at the magnificent Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall (186-meter-tall) waterfall, plus the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, including Latourell Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. All entrance fees, plus a Portland hotel pickup and drop-off are included. +1 (503) 760 6565  PDX shuttle airport

Silver Falls State Park | Sublimity, Oregon

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PDX to Silver Falls State Park

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Quality and quantity collide at Silver Falls State Park in Sublimity, Oregon, where the 7.2-mile long Trail of Ten Falls takes you past 10 amazing waterfalls in a row. The trail may be most famous for South Falls, a tall cascade whose unique position allows you to walk directly behind the waterfall for a look at the side less seen. Tack the trip onto your Portland itinerary by joining a guided day trip to Silver Falls from Portland.

Niagara Falls | New York

PDX to Niagara Falls
PDX to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

The king of America’s most beautiful waterfalls, visiting Niagara Falls is a surefire bucket-list experience. Three magnificent falls, two American and one Canadian, mark the point at which the Niagara River rumbles over the Niagara Escarpment. Reviewers claim that the scenic attraction is “Heaven on Earth…Everyone should visit the fall at least once in their lifetime. Words cannot describe the feeling or the euphoria of being there.” +1 (503) 760 6565  PDX shuttle airport

Cumberland Falls | Corbin, Kentucky

PDX to Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
PDX to Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Known as the “Niagara of the South,” Cumberland Falls in Corbin, Kentucky is a 125-foot wide vail of gushing blue-green water in Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. The falls are easily accessed from a pair of viewing platforms located right off the highway, but hiking trails give you the option to make a full day of the visit. Plan your trip on a full moon for the chance to see a moon bow, a rainbow caused from the strength of the light reflecting off the falls and the full moon. +1 (503) 760 6565  PDX shuttle airport

Multnomah Falls | Bridal Veil, Oregon

PDX to Multnomah Falls
PDX to Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

A 20th-century stone bridge strung between two cliffs offers the best views of Multnomah Falls, one of the most famous waterfalls in all of Oregon. Stand on the bridge to admire views of the 542-foot tall upper tier and 69-foot tall lower tier from a single vantage point, providing a contrast that puts the falls’ sheer size into perspective. See the falls on their own, or combine with a trip to the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge. The falls make an ideal Portland day trip when combined with other Columbia River Gorge attractions.

What to Expect

With PDX shuttle airport Visit the beautiful Columbia River Gorge!  Your adventure will take place along the Historic Columbia River National Scenic Byway, where some of the locations we may stop include: Portland Women’s Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, and Shepperd’s Dell. 
You tour will start with the view from Portland Women’s Forum.  This location is absolutely breathtaking and it’s one of the best spots to soak in a view of one of the most beautiful places on earth: the magnificent, awesome Columbia River Gorge. +1 (503) 760 6565  PDX shuttle airport

Next, PDX shuttle airport will stop at Crown Visit Point House with a complete overlook of the Gorge region.  Crown Point Vista House, best known of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, provides a panoramic view of the Columbia River. The Crown Point Vista House was built in 1916 and refurbished and completely remodeled in 2005.
Our next stop is Latourell Falls. This waterfall plunges 249′ over a massive wall of columnar basalt, some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest, before cascading hastily toward the Columbia River. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls, and this characteristic has led many famous photographers to this captivating location. +1 (503) 760 6565  PDX shuttle airport

Other waterfalls we may stop at while driving on the Historic Columbia River Highway include: 
Sheppherd’s Dell-  In 1915, a local dairy farmer named George Shepperd gave all that he had (this tract of land) to the City of Portland as a memorial to his wife. The upper fall is around 42′ tall. The lower tier is around 50′ tall. +1 (503) 760 6565  PDX shuttle airport

Bridal Veil Falls- Beautiful Bridal Veil Falls is an elegant and graceful lady that can be fully appreciated from the deck of a viewing platform rebuilt in 1996. The creek hustles down from the top of nearby Larch Mountain, tumbles over the cliff and eventually flows into the mighty Columbia River.
Next we will drive to Multnomah Falls. According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe.  Multnomah Falls is the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with more than 2 million stopping by each year to take in the views! Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies, but is usually highest during winter and spring. This is also one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods.
Return to Portland and drop off at downtown Portland hotels. 

Road Trip Idea: Oregon’s Valleys, Peaks , PDX shuttle airport

Road Trip Idea: Oregon’s Valleys, Peaks , PDX shuttle airport

Road Trip Idea: Oregon’s Valleys, Peaks , PDX shuttle airport Road Trip Idea: Oregon’s Valleys, Peaks, and Fruits of the Earth

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Road Trip Season is here, and I’ve been sharing itinerary ideas to help get you started. So far we’ve hit the southeast with an America’s Best Barbecue pilgrimage and the northeast with a New England’s Literary Treasures itinerary. Up next: The northwest—specifically, Oregon. +1 (503) 760 6565  PDX shuttle airport

On one side of Portland lie the Willamette Valley’s vineyards that produce some of the country’s best pinot noirs. It’s a greener, more rustic version of Napa; the vineyards are less manicured, the mood more relaxed. On the other side of the city lie dramatic gorges and waterfalls where the Columbia River cuts through the Cascade Mountains. You could spend a week oohing and aahing your way along the back roads in this part of the country. Heck, you could even take a few summer ski runs down a volcano, on the only slopes in the U.S. that are open year-round. If you’ve only got a weekend, though, you can base yourself in Portland and still get a flavorful taste of the area. Here’s how:

Road Trip Idea: Oregon’s Valleys, Peaks , PDX shuttle airport
Road Trip Idea: Oregon’s Valleys, Peaks , PDX shuttle airport

Day 1 +1 (503) 760 6565  PDX shuttle airport

From Portland (1), head southwest on 99W into the Willamette Valley, stopping at any of the many picturesque wineries whose vistas and tasting rooms will beckon. Ponzi Vineyards (2) is a must—you can taste leading pinots and pick up some Ponzi Reserve for a picnic lunch later—as is Beaux Freres (3) (email ahead to make an appointment for a tour and tasting). At lunchtime, grab some local provisions

and head to Erath Vineyards (5) for your picnic with sweeping views of the Jory Hills of Dundee. Don’t miss Domaine Drouhin (6) and Archery Summit (7) en route to McMinnville, a hub of excellent shops and restaurants. Choose Nick’s Italian Café (8), an Oregon wine country institution, where you can shoot pool with local winemakers and taste any wines you may have missed in the vineyards. Drive—carefully—back to Portland.

Road Trip Idea: Oregon’s Valleys, Peaks , PDX shuttle airport
Road Trip Idea: Oregon’s Valleys, Peaks , PDX shuttle airport

Day 2 +1 (503) 760 6565  PDX shuttle airport

Next day, head east along the historic Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway (1). Make quick pit stops at the Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint (2) in Corbett and at Vista House (3) at Crown Point for the stunning views of towering cliffs and waterfalls. Consider a morning hike to the top of Multnomah Falls (4), a 542-foot plume that plummets into a forest grotto, or along the Eagle Creek Trail to Metlako Falls and Punch Bowl Falls (5). At the town of Hood River, if it’s a clear day, make the 25-mile detour to Lost Lake (6) for its spectacular views of Mount Hood, the greatest of the Oregon Cascades. Continue south on Route 35 through the fruit orchards of the Hood River Valley, stopping to pick your own apples, cherries, peaches, and tomatoes. Where Route 35 meets Highway 26, make a quick detour to Timberline Lodge (7), a National Historic Landmark that you might recognize from the movie “The Shining.” (If you had more time, you could squeeze in the aforementioned summer skiing.) Back on 26, wend your way west, through forest and Cascades, back to Portland. +1 (503) 760 6565  PDX shuttle airport