Road Trip: Mosier

Just five miles east of Hood River, Ponderosa pines, basalt cliffs and leafy cherry orchards welcome visitors to the little town of Mosier (pop. 437). Set on the Columbia River and with the Historic Columbia River Highway running through town, Mosier is a great destination for wine tasting, road biking and browsing historic sites. Outdoor fun:… More

Mosier

Down the road from Hood River, Mosier tucks into the basalt cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge.

Bike a peaceful stretch of the historic highway that is closed to cars to see the rolling back roads abloom with cherry orchards. Sip wine in the tasting room of a family-owned vineyard and enjoy dramatic views of windsurfers and kiteboarders on the mighty river.

Trip Ideas

  • Mosier Meanderings
    I'm a big believer that back-road adventures are the best when they provide sneak peeks at nature. That's really true when you travel to the east side of the Columbia River Gorge, where wildflowers are... More
  • Rack & Cloth’s Old-World Craft Cider
    The cider is made in a meticulously tidy and oversized garage on the couple’s picturesque, 10-acre property. Their cider is not bottled, nor does it often make the 50-mile trek to Portland — at least... More
  • Towns to Trails: Mosier Plateau Trail
    As spring reaches full bloom, Oregonians are eager to hit a hiking trail. Fortunately in the Columbia River Gorge there's a new way to discover the nooks and crannies of the region, one that encourages visitors... More

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When is the best time of year to visit the Columbia River Gorge?

To be honest, there really isn’t a BAD time to visit the Columbia Gorge. There are a few months in the winter, when ice can be an issue, but even then the waterfalls are beautiful when they are half frozen over. For wildflowers, the best time to visit is generally in late April through June….

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