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Sea to Summit Tour►
The Columbia River Gorge NSA , including Latourelle Falls, falls under the administration of the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. When in Oregon, we toured the gorge with Sea to Summit tours. We met our guide Shahn by Pioneer Square in Portland and loaded into a comfortable minibus for our full day tour.
Shahn drove us along the Historic Columbia River Highway, stopping at numerous waterfalls and other picturesque places. The tour culminated with a stop at the Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood. Shahn kept us entertained during drive time and at each stop with the history and anecdotes about the places we saw. We never would have fit all of this into one day if we’d tried to do it on our own, and my husband would have been cranky from all the driving and trying to find parking. I highly recommend seeing the area with Sea to Summit.
Latourell Falls is the centerpiece of Guy W. Talbot State Park along the Columbia River Gorge. In the early 1900s, two roadhouses, the Falls Chalet and the Falls Villa sat on the banks of Latourell Creek. The Chalet burned down only a few months after it opened. The state tore down the deteriorating Falls Villa in 1959 to create the state park.
Our tour stopped at Latourell Falls after the Vista House. We walked across the historic Latourell Creek bridge and down an easy path tp the base of the falls. We snapped a few photos before heading to the next stop.
Columbia River Gorge Posts►
- Vista House
- Latourell Falls
- Multnomah Falls
- Horsetail Falls
- Bonneville Lock and Dam
Location: 40700 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
Date designated/established: Built 1916, NRHP 1974
Date of my visit: August 27, 2016