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Dog Friendly Adventures in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood Territory

09/04/2019 | Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation, The Dalles, The Hood River Chamber Of Commerce, West Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood Territory are an adventurer’s dream! And oftentimes that dream is completed when you’re able to bring your four-legged adventure buddy along. We’ve rounded up some of the best dog friendly places for your next trip out to the region.

Off Leash Areas

If you’re looking to let your dog run free there are a few options for different terrain or different seasons. Check out Sandy Bluff Dog Park, Thousand Acres at the Sandy River Delta, Firehouse Park in The Dalles, or Barlow Sno Park

Hikes on Leash

Many hikes will require that your dog be on leash to preserve the trails and terrain. Also, a number of the trails in the region have steep drop offs that may be dangerous if your dog was to run free. Two great trails to investigate are Mosier Plateau and Tamanawas Falls. Be sure to bring water as not every trail has water available. 

Dog Friendly Restaurants

After a day of adventure, you’re likely going to want to refuel. Check out Solstice, a family and dog friendly restaurant in Hood River open for lunch and dinner every day offering delicious pizzas and home-grown menus. Dogs are welcome on the patio and heaters and blankets are often available. If you’re in Mt. Hood Territory, stop by Mt. Hood Brewing for a dog friendly patio and delicious craft beers.


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