Hike 35
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Columbia Gorge Stern Wheeler Ride
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Length: Ride on the Columbia River
Elevation Change: N/A
Season: Year Round
Difficulty:    N/A
Permit:   Pass Not Required

This feature is included because of the unusual opportunity to view the various hike destinations that are presented on this website from the vantage point of a boat ride on the Columbia River.

I present the Stern Wheeler ride as being boarded at the Cascade Locks terminal. The ship goes downstream beneath the Bridge of the Gods and turns around on the upstream side of Bonneville Dam.

Then the ship proceeds upstream for several miles before looping back to the starting point at Cascade Locks.

As you become familiar with the various hikes on this website, you will recognize their locations as you gaze out over the terrain from this enjoyable stern wheeler ride. It gives you a very unique perspective on your hikes and is well worth the time.

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler

How to get there:

Drive to Cascade Locks, Oregon and follow the signs to the Marine Park. The dock for the Sternwheeler is located at the east end of the park.

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