Experience the Columbia River Gorge from the Air!

The Columbia River Gorge is a natural wonder, complete with majestic waterfalls, jaw-dropping cliffs and an unbelievable mix of water, forest and sky. Perhaps the best way to take it in is from the air. Many providers offer scenic air tours, an experience that combines the region's sheer natural beauty with the thrill of flight. Scenic flights extend beyond The Gorge, allowing visitors to take in the sights of Mt. Hood, Portland and more. The Troutdale Airport is the base for many of these operations, adding a completely unique angle to the “Gateway to The Gorge!”

Envi Adventures offers sightseeing flights of the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, Portland and more. Based at the Troutdale Airport, Envi utilities Cessna fixed-wing aircraft maintained to and above FAA regulatory standards, equipped with modern technology and flown by extremely capable and well-trained pilots who know the area well. As a result, Envi offers the safest and most exhilarating experience possible!

Hillsboro Heli Academy - If a periodic scenic tour is not enough, check out the Hillsboro Aero Academy at the Troutdale Airport. The Academy is one of the largest multi-campus helicopter and airplane flight schools in the United States, with additional locations in Hillsboro and Redmond. It is an FAA-approved flight school with training under Federal Aviation Regulations Part 141 and Part 61.

Other high-quality providers of scenic air tours of The Gorge include:

Plan Your Experience

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Enjoy a waterfall adventure with E-Bike Multnomah Falls. Skip the crowds and experience Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Falls on an easy to ride e-bike. You'll meet your host at Guy W. Talbot State Park. E-Bike Multnomah Falls offers a Five Falls Tour, as well as half and full day tour options.
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Explore Oregon by air with Envi Adventures. Driven by adventure and exploration, Envi Adventures was formed to provide a birds-eye view of the incredible beauty of Oregon.Choose from a number of affordable tours with Envi. Take an aerial tour of the Columbia River Gorge and take in breathtaking views of the majestic Multnomah Falls and Mt. Hood. Enjoy a lovely evening flight over Downtown Portland, and see one of America's most unique cities and behold its many...
Waterfall Trolley
Explore the Columbia River Highway at your own pace with Grayline Trolley's hop-on, hop-off trolley. Want to avoid the traffic and parking on the Historic Columbia River Highway? Want to take a hike on one of the trails but uncertain about parking. Want to marvel at the sights and not miss the history and geography behind them? Enjoy your trip on the Historic Highway instead of worrying about the traffic, the road and parking. Hop...
Oregon Helicopters
Based in Portland, Oregon, Oregon Helicopters is the state’s largest operator of scenic air tours with more than 20,000 passengers flown to date. The company currently offers daily helicopter tours from Downtown Portland, Troutdale (into the Columbia River Gorge), and Hillsboro (wine country).Helicopter tours visit renowned scenic locations like the Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, and Willamette Falls. They start below $100 per ticket and can be booked online or by phone.