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  1. Gorge Ride

    The Gorge Ride takes participants from the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, up the Rowena Loops to Rowena Crest, then to Mayerdale Estate, through Mosier and the Mosier Twin Tunnels to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead and return, a total of 38.5 miles.  The…

    Location: 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058
  2. Government Camp – Mt. Hood’s Alpine Village

    Government Camp, Mt. Hood’s Alpine Village, has provided visitors with a variety of lodging, dining and shopping choices since the turn of the 20th century. It serves as a base for visitors to enjoy outstanding recreational opportunities such as hikes, lakes, wildflowers, bike trails and…

    Location: Government Camp, OR
  3. High Rock

    High Rock, just south of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, is the second-highest point between Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson, second only to Ollalie Butte.  At night, with Mt. Hood wrapped in stars, looking level and north one can see the lights of Timberline Lodge and the…

    Location: South of the Salmon Huckeberry Wilderness, Estacada, , OR 97023
  4. Historic Columbia River Highway

    Because much of it is inside the National Scenic Act area, the Historic Columbia River Highway is a great story of preservation of a scenic, cultural, natural and recreational resource. This incredibly scenic road twists and rolls past waterfalls, lookouts, lakes and rock formations, letting visitors feel what it…

    Location: Troutdale, OR
  5. Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

    The Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, two disconnected paved ribbons along abandoned stretches of the historic U.S. Highway 30, give you more than 10 miles of sightseeing thrills, including semi-arid terrain dotted with ponderosa pine for about a mile until you reach the Twin…

  6. Hood River County Fruit Loop

    The Hood River County Fruit Loop is a 35-mile scenic loop through one of the nation’s largest and best fruit-growing regions, featuring fruit stands, wineries, lavender farms, alpaca farms and other agritourism attractions. The Fruit Loop is open year-round, and is family-friendly. Visitors directly support…

    Location: Hwy. 35, Hood River, OR 97031
  7. Hood River Waterfront Park

    This waterfront part has very special significance to the local community. Since 1992, the locals have been planning and hoping for a park at the waterfront on this site. In 2006 the Port of Hood River donated the site to the City of Hood River…

    Location: Portway Avenue, Hood River, , OR 97031
  8. Ike Kinswa State Park

    Endless family fun is available at Ike Kinswa State Park, situated along the shores of Mayfield Lake.  Enjoy camping in private, forested sites, explore the many hiking trails, and discover the boating, fishing and swimming opportunities in this special place.  It is common to see…

    Location: US 12 at milepost 80.3, Mossyrock, WA 98564
  9. Iron Mountain

    Culturally, this was a Kalapuya vision quest site, and then a Forest Service lookout until 2003.  As far as natural resources go, this has the most diverse wildflower species anywhere in the area; peak viewing is mid-July. At Iron Mountain Lookout Site there is now a viewing…

    Location: Iron Mountain, OR
  10. Jefferson Park

    Jefferson Park is a high sub-alpine basin with dozens of lakes within the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area.  In the opinion of many it is the most beautiful alpine ecosystem in the Oregon Cascades. It is a popular wilderness destination for many Oregonians and visitors from elsewhere. Seasonal access,…

    Location: Mt. Jefferson Wilderness
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