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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.

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
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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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