Top Adventures in Hood River

  • Kiteboard in the Columbia River Gorge

    Kiteboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and for good reason. Imagine racing over the water with 30 mph winds, jumping from waves and grinding on a rail with your board. Ok ok maybe that is way to much for most of us and just...

  • Bike from Hood River to The Dalles

    The ride from Hood River to The Dalles is one of the best 20 mile stretches of road biking in Oregon, and arguably the best. The ride starts out in the wonderful town of Hood River - a tourist and adventure destination in its own right - and follo...

    40 miles 2800 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike Post Canyon

    By many accounts, Post Canyon has some of the most radical freeride action in the northwest. Because it is not on more regulated national forest land, locals were able to build extensive wooden features. The first mile and a half or so are on priv...

  • Hike Coyote Wall

    Coyote Wall is a relatively uncrowded trail system in the Columbia River Gorge that provides outstanding views of the Columbia River. The trail system is made up primarily of user-created mountain biking trails, allowing hikers a choose-your-own-...

    7.5 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Spirit Falls

    NOTE: Access to this hike is currently closed. A Part of this hike goes through private land. At this time, the landowner is not granting access to hikers.There are no signs or trail head for the falls, but it's a popular spot for kayakers and pho...

    1.5 miles 516 ft gain

  • Hike Mosier Plateau Trail

    The Columbia River Gorge is full of hidden gems, especially for new folks like me. I just found out about this little trail right in the middle of Mosier Oregon.  The trail is great for new hikers, and if you have some friends visiting this would ...

    3.5 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike the Labyrinth-Coyote Wall Loop

    Sadly because of the devastating Eagle Creek fire on the Oregon side of the Gorge, most of the trails are closed for restoration. As a result more hikers are heading to the Washington side and heading further east for Gorge day hikes. Heading east...

  • Explore Starvation Creek Falls

    The Starvation Creek Falls drops 141ft down into a naturally formed bowl, cascading past a wooded picnic area and onto the Columbia River. The falls are one of the easiest falls to access in the Columbia River Gorge along with Multnomah Falls, but...

  • Hike to Warren and Lancaster Falls

    The hike along Mt. Defiance Trail to Warren and Lancaster Falls is a great hike if you want to get away from some of the more crowded destinations in the gorge, or just want to catch some shade during the summer. The trail is fairly easy going, th...

  • Starvation Ridge Loop Hike

    Starvation Creek Falls is an impressive 190 ft. waterfall just a few feet from the parking lot. If you don't know it's there, you'll miss it. Keeping walking past the restrooms, away from the trail head to see this beautiful two tiered waterfall. ...

    2.5 miles 600 ft gain

  • Climb to the Top of Mount Defiance, OR

    This hike starts at the Starvation Creek Rest Area. After parking, head west back along the shoulder of the freeway, where you’ll see a wooden sign stating “Mt. Defiance Trail.” Continue heading west along the abandoned Columbia River Highway. Kee...

    12 miles 4870 ft gain

  • Dog Mountain Hike

    The Dog Mountain trailhead is located halfway between Stevenson and Bingen. Look for the big signed parking area just after milepost 53 (Eastbound). The parking lot fills up quickly, especially during peak wildflower season, so if you can go on a ...

    7 miles 2948 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Cook, Washington

      Moss Creek Campground

      Overview Located in the southeast corner of the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest and close to Columbia River Gorge, Moss Creek Campground sits alongside the Little White Salmon River. At an elevatio...

    • Cook, Washington

      Oklahoma Campground

      Overview Oklahoma Campground is nestled in a lush grove of large hemlock, cedar, maple and fir trees alongside the Little White Salmon River, near the Columbia River Gorge. The campground is flat a...

    • Cascade Locks, Oregon

      Cascade Locks / Portland East Koa

    • Trout Lake, Washington

      Atkisson Group Camp

      Overview Sitting just west of Washington's second largest mountain, Mt. Adams, Atkisson Group Camp is open for campers between May and September and becomes a sno-park for a variety of activities i...

    • Mount Hood, Oregon

      Kinnikinnick (Laurance Lake) Campground

      Overview Kinnikinnick Campground is a hidden gem, situated north of Mt. Hood, just outside of Parkdale, Oregon. Sitting on Laurence Lake, Kinnikinnick Campground offers beautifully landscaped camps...

    • Carson, Washington

      Panther Creek Campground

      Overview The Campground sits along Panther Creek at the intersection of the Pacific Crest Trail. Driving on FR65, 4.7 miles upstream from the campground, visitors can enjoy an easy hike to Panthe...

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