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Mt. Hood & Columbia River Gorge

Two iconic features dominate the mythical landscape of this region: the soaring basalt cliffs forming the tremendous river gorge and the snow-capped peak of the state’s highest volcano.

Within these boundaries, you’ll find no end of delights — towering old-growth forests, gushing waterfalls, spawning salmon and the mighty waters of the river. The valleys and hillsides are dotted with family farms and orchards, where chefs harvest fresh ingredients for their seasonally changing menus. This trove of natural wonders lures folks year-round, but especially in the summer, when crowds can tamper your pursuit of solitude; thankfully, you’ll often find quieter, lesser-known spots just around the corner. Whether you crave adventure or a taste of local bounty, come with a hefty appetite.

Traveler Alert:
Some areas of the Columbia River Gorge were impacted by the Eagle Creek fire of 2017. Before you head out, learn more about what’s open and closed on the Historic Columbia River Highway and check with USFS for the most up-to-date information on trail closures.

150 Beavercreek Road, Suite #245
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 655-8458

Trip Ideas

Average Weather



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Summer Trips

Fun on the Water in Mt. Hood and the Gorge
Mountain Biking Hot Spots in Mt. Hood & the Columbia River Gorge
Explore the Gorge Beer Trail
Summertime Snow at Timberline
Bike The Dalles
SUP Yoga on the Columbia River

Tasty Trips

Eating Around the Fruit Loop
Farm to Pantry
Tasty Road Trip: Mt. Hood and The Gorge
Explore Hood River Valley’s Cider Scene

Cities in Mt. Hood & The Gorge

Hood River
Government Camp
The Dalles
Cascade Locks

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Mt. Hood & Columbia River Gorge


Ask Oregon

Is there an alpine slide somewhere around Mt. Hood?

Yes, there is an alpine slide on Mt Hood, located at Ski Bowl East. In addition to the slide, they have 20+ activities available, including a zip line, bungee jumping, human hamster balls and more. My kids and I were just up there a couple of weeks ago and had a blast! Enjoy planning your…

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