WHAT TO DO

OREGON

The best things to do in Hood River, Oregon
Wind sports, waterfall hikes, mountain biking, and visiting the wineries and breweries are just some of the fun things to do in the city of Hood River, Oregon.

5 fun things to do in Mosier Oregon
From waterfalls to wineries to watersports, here are some of the best things to do in Mosier, Oregon.

Oregon lavender farms in the Columbia River Gorge
Enjoying Oregon lavender season is easy in the Columbia River Gorge, with two great spots located close to Hood River and Parkdale.

TRAILS

The Mosier Twin Tunnels trail in Oregon
With its mind-blowing views, easy access and varied scenery, it’s easy to see why Mosier Twin Tunnels is one of the most beloved Columbia River Gorge trails.

Hiking the scenic Mosier Plateau Trail in Oregon
The Mosier Plateau Trail is a great option for a quick after-work hike or a family day out, thanks to its easy access and great views.

The incredible Wahclella Falls trail in Oregon
One of the most impressive Columbia River Gorge waterfalls is Wahclella Falls in Oregon, and the easy, scenic hike in is just as spectacular.

Why Tamanawas Falls is one of the best hikes near Hood River, Oregon
To see Columbia River Gorge waterfalls in every season, head to Tamanawas Falls which is one of the best hikes near Hood River, Oregon.

Why Mitchell Point trail is one of the best Hood River hikes
The steep climb up to Mitchell Point may not be for the faint of heart, but spectacular views at the top make this one of the best quick hikes near Hood River.

Latourell Falls: An easy way to see Columbia Gorge waterfalls
If you’re looking for a short, stunningly-beautiful waterfall walk in the Columbia Gorge, then Latourell Falls fits the bill with some serious wow factor.

The waterfalls in Starvation Creek State Park, Oregon
Starvation Creek State Park has four sets of falls, which makes a trip here one of the easiest ways to see the famous Columbia Gorge waterfalls.

Visiting majestic Multnomah Falls in winter
Visiting Oregon’s Multnomah Falls in winter is incredible when it’s surrounded by snow. Here’s what to expect and how to prepare.

The scenic Rowena Crest viewpoint in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge
Located near the town of Mosier between Hood River and The Dalles, Rowena Crest has one of the most incredible views of the Columbia Gorge.

WATER

A complete guide to Laurance Lake in the Mt Hood National Forest
Laurance Lake is a fun getaway for those who find themselves in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge, with great camping, fishing and mountain views.

 

WASHINGTON

A complete travel guide to the city of White Salmon, Washington
White Salmon WA is the gateway to Columbia River Gorge adventures like wind sports, waterfall hikes, mountain biking and whitewater rafting.

Fun things to do in Trout Lake WA
Hiking around Mt Adams, exploring ice caves, whitewater rafting and waterfall trails are some of the best things to do in Trout Lake Washington.

TRAILS

Hiking the incredible Hamilton Mountain Trail in Washington
The Hamilton Mountain Trail in Washington has all the best features of a Gorge hike, with cascading waterfalls, old growth forests and panoramic views.

Catherine Creek Trail: One of the best spring hikes in Washington
One of the best spring hikes in Washington is heading up to Catherine Creek, which has sweeping views, waterfalls and meadows bursting with vibrant wildflowers.

The Coyote Wall hike on Washington’s Syncline Trail
The Syncline Trail is a prime spot for mountain biking, and the spectacular views found on the Coyote Wall section also make this one of the area’s best hikes.

The scenic Hospital Hill hike near Bingen, Washington
One of the best views overlooking the Columbia River Gorge is on Hospital Hill above Bingen, and it only requires an easy 20 minute hike to get there.

Why Langfield Falls is one of the easiest Gifford Pinchot National Forest hikes
For a family-friendly hike that’s short on effort and big on views, Langfield Falls is a fun way to see one of the Columbia Gorge waterfalls in Washington.

A dark adventure through the Cheese Cave in Trout Lake, Washington
Exploring a deep, dark cave is about as off-the-grid as it gets, which makes an underground trip through the Cheese Cave a fun adventure.