: Tyler Roemer

Hood River

Hood River is an easy choice.

It’s the go-to destination for foodies, trekkers, historians and adrenaline junkies. Called the windsurfing capital of the world, Hood River is located at the panoramic crossroads of the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Range. It’s chock-full of scenic hiking and mountain biking trails, craft breweries, wineries and farm-to-table bounty. We recommend doing it all.

Trip Ideas

  • Road Trip: Hood River
    Yes, Hood River is known as the windsurfing capital of the world. But you don't have ride the winds to appreciate this pretty city. Situated at the panoramic crossroads of the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade... More
  • Fall Flavors Near Hood River
    Fall is by far my favorite time of year. Nothing beats the crisp air, blue skies with a tinge of wood smoke in the air, stunning colors of leaves, harvesting of apples and pumpkins and,... More
  • Freeride Mountain Biking in Post Canyon
    For many years, Hood River has been known for its kiteboarding and windsurfing scene, as wind enthusiasts scramble to the Columbia River to pump the adrenaline. But Hood River is also an excellent mountain biking... More

Outdoor Adventure in Hood River

Chasing Winter Steelhead
Go for a Run in the Gorge
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
Riding the Post Canyon Trails
Three Generations, One Cabin Getaway
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Where the wind blows

Where the Wind Blows: the Gorge
Where the Wind Blows: Hood River
Tonia Farman Harnesses the Wind
Snow Kiting the Columbia River Gorge

Tasty Detours

Fall Flavors Near Hood River
Explore the Gorge Beer Trail
Hood River Harvest Express
Solstice Woodfire Cafe & Bar
Discover Hood River’s Camp 1805 Distillery
Explore Hood River Valley’s Cider Scene
Clear Creek Distillery’s Branch-to-Bottle Brandy
Hood River, Portland Region
Farm to Pantry

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Hood River

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When are the wildflowers in full bloom?

First blooms usually start appearing around mid to late April, and continuing until the hot (well, hot for Oregon) weather arrives sometime in early July. To catch a nice selection of wildflowers, I would probably suggest sometime in early to mid May. The exception to this is the higher elevations around Mt. Hood, where the…

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