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MT. HOOD AND
THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE

If you’re waiting for the right time of year to come to the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region, we recommend heading here today. With year-round hiking, skiing, waterfall-chasing, beer-drinking, and adventuring, the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region is always ready for you. Our weekly blog posts spread the word about trip ideas and events throughout the entire Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region.

MT. HOOD-COLUMBIA GORGE REGIONS

The Dalles

Hood_Gorge_Travel_The_Dalles_FtLocated at the sun-drenched eastern entrance of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, just 75 miles east of Portland, The Dalles has 300 days of sun a year. It’s a wonderland for cyclists, hikers, river rafters, wildflower fanatics, anglers, art lovers, history buffs and wine aficionados. A historic Native American trading area for more than 10,000 years, The Dalles is also known as the end of the Oregon Trail.

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Hood River

Hood_Gorge_Travel_Hood_River_FtLocated at the crossroads of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the magnificent Cascade Range and just an hour from Portland, Hood River is wildly gorgeous, offering outdoor recreation, dramatic vistas, historic landmarks, bountiful fruit and fantastic food, wine, beer and cider. It was named 2015 Best Adventure Town in the West by Sunset Magazine. 

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Mt. Hood Territory

Hood_Gorge_Travel_Mt_Hood_Territory_FtAdventure awaits you in the great outdoors from majestic Mt. Hood to the fertile Willamette Valley. It might be kayaking and rafting whitewater, mountain biking, hiking or snowshoeing in the wheel ruts of Oregon pioneers, or enjoying a gourmet dinner high up on Mt. Hood. At the end of the day, down-home hospitality – in the shape of a warm meal and cold beer – will greet you in the towns along the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway. 

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West Columbia River Gorge

Hood_Gorge_Travel_West_Columbia_River_Gorge_FtThe Columbia River Gorge is one of America’s most awesome natural wonders. Over 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, this river canyon cuts the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain range. Natural wonders include sheer basalt cliffs, soaring eagle and osprey, and scores of waterfalls, including 620 foot Multnomah Falls.

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REGIONS

With year-round hiking, skiing, waterfall-chasing, beer-drinking, and adventuring, the Mt. Hood-Gorge region is always ready for you. To keep you in the loop while you’re away, our weekly blog posts spread the word about trip ideas, events, and memories throughout the entire Mt. Hood-Gorge region.

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  TRIP IDEAS

Start your adventure treking across a mountain or through a rainforest. Spend a day chasing waterfalls as you travel up the Columbia River Gorge. Then spend a day on the river windsurfing or kiteboarding. Finally, your journey is not complete without world-class fishing on the Columbia.

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Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge are unquestionably two of the most beautiful places on earth. Whether you're looking up the Columbia from the Vista House or Rowena Crest, taking in Mt. Hood from Timberline Lodge or gliding past old-growth Douglas-firs on the Clackamas River, your eyes will never tire.

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