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.

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  • 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...
  • 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...
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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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