Rock State Park|
Overseeing the mighty Columbia River, Rooster Rock
looks upon windsurfers, boats, tugs and barges. This dark basalt column, of
irregular conical shape is located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.
Lodge in the Columbia Gorge - Sample
the 37.6-mile Timberline Trail that circles Mt. Hood, starting with a short section
from the mountain's historic 1937 lodge.|
Loop in the Hood River Valley
Take a 35-mile scenic meander through
the fruit orchards, small towns, and back roads of the Hood River Valley. Experience
Oregon's largest fruit growing region.
Museum of Carousel Art|
Experience the largest and most comprehensive
collection of carousel horses in the world. This collection of antique and one-of-a-kind
carousel animals is something you absolutely should not miss.
Valley Winery is Hood River Valleys premier winery. The beautiful
tasting room with the historic back bar and views of Mount Hood features daily
free wine tasting and wine accessories and gift items for your enjoyment.|| |
to Ramona Falls|
The very popular trail to the shady grotto of this
Mount Hood cascade starts out in a mossy alder forest beside the Sandy River's
bouldery outwash plain.
to Bagby Hot Springs in the Columbia Gorge - Walk through an old-growth
forest to the best wild, free hot springs in Northwest Oregon. Hollowed-out cedar
logs serve as 8-foot-long bathtubs at this rustic, free hot springs.|| |
House, built in 1916-18, recently re-opened after a four-year closure
for renovations. Anyone with a camera can capture both the House of the bluff
or the dramatic views of the Columbia Gorge from the House itself. |
Real Nature Hike in the Columbia Gorge - Walk through an old-growth forest
on this hike along the Salmon River near Mt. Hood.||
conical shaped Mt. Hood, the highest peak in Oregon, rises 11,235 feet and is
just 35 miles to the south of Hood River.
Gorge Discover Center|
With more than 18,000 square feet dedicated
to exhibits interpreting the cultural and natural history of the area there is
plenty to learn, see and read when visiting.
Lodge stands at 6,000 feet on the slope of Mt. Hood. Built in the 1930s, the historic
landmark remains a favorite spot for Oregonians year-round and a summer ski destination
for the world.
to Eagle Creek - Discover a canyon full of waterfalls during this interesting
4-mile trek to Punchbowl Falls in the Columbia Gorge.||
Skateboard Parks have turned Oregon into a skateboarding mecca with their innovative
use of cement to sculpt fluid skate parks.
in Tom McCall Preserve in the Columbia Gorge area. An easy walk that passes
several ponds to a cliff overlooking the Columbia River is perfect in early spring.|| |
Several areas of Oregon offer world-class windsurfing with some of the most breathtaking
scenery in the nation. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, an Oregon windsurfing
adventure is sure to keep you coming back for more.
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Columbia River Highway
Words fail many travelers who drive the exquisite
scenic byway. This is the first scenic highway in the US to gain the distinction
of National Historic Landmark.
around Oneonta Gorge|
Next door to busy Multnomah Falls but usually
overlooked by tourists, this delightful trail explores a cavern behind Ponytail
Falls and then loops around Oneonta Gorge.
Hood Travel Ideas
Mt. Hood Territory covers a lot of ground and so
do we. Here are nine travel itineraries around Oregon's landmark
any typical summer day, you can snowboard all morning long on Mt. Hood and be
back in Hood River by 3 p.m. to kiteboard just as the strong westerly winds begin
to really blow up the Columbia River.
Your Favorite Oregon Experience?
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