Recreation

RecreationIconIndoor and Outdoor activities abound on our drier-side of the Cascades “Where the Sun Greets the Rain“.  Outdoor activities from the Xtreme to the sublime are nearly endless, including:

  • World-class kayaking, rafting, windsurfing, kiteboarding, sailing, and  even swimming on the mighty Columbia River and the many pristine Wild and Free rivers feeding into it from spectacular snow-clad Mt Adams and Mt Hood,
  • Great rod/reel and fly fishing for a wide variety of native species as well as regular incredible runs of salmon and steelhead returning to spawn,
  • Winter Wonderland Road and trail biking on innumerable quiet and scenic roads to Xtreme trails throughout the Gorge,
  • Hiking, climbing, even horseback riding through lush meadows, open and wooded slopes, and challenging mountain routes,
  • Downhill, Nordic and backcountry skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and snowshoeing on some of the most gorgeous scenic mountains on the planet,

And if you’d rather just take it easy there’s an incredible view around every corner and from every window, with delectable food, award-winning beverages, comfortable surroundings to help you relax.


Dog Mountain Trail

With a trailhead conveniently located on Hwy 14 in the Columbia River Gorge, Dog Mountain is a destination for wildflowers and breathtaking views of the … More->

Glenwood Ketchum Kalf Rodeo

The Ketchum Kalf Rodeo typically attracts more than 4,000 visitors during Father’s Day Week End each year in June. The entrance to the famous Glenwood … More->

Weldon Wagon Trail

A lovely, off the beaten track, hike above Indian Creek through Oregon white oak woodlands with open ridgetop meadows, wildflowers, and views of the White … More->

Klickitat County Attractions

Klickitat Attractions Map

With the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area at its core, our region offers one of the most unique settings in the nation. Our scenic grandeur … More->

US Fish & Wildlife

  Within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Washington, four National Fish Hatcheries are keeping with the highest standards of science to develop … More->

Port of Klickitat

Port of Klickitat Good for business. Good for life. The Port of Klickitat has been a cornerstone of transportation and economic development in the Columbia … More->

VISIT RAINIER

Seniors! The National Park Centennial Continues…. SENIOR PASS – U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over may purchase a lifetime pass for $10 … More->

Waterplay

The Washington side of the Gorge is internationally known for it’s waterplay adventures, including miles of designated Wild and Scenic Rivers with whitewater rapids and … More->

River Drifters

Providing Safe and Fun River trips since 1979! Whitewater rafting in Oregon and Washington is some of the best rafting in the country! River Drifters is … More->

NW Lake Riding Stables

Northwestern Lake Riding Stables is located in the Columbia Gorge just outside of White Salmon, Washington, and across the river from Hood River, Oregon. We … More->

Camping in the Gorge

There are only a relatively few commercial campgrounds in the Mt. Adams and Columbia Gorge area. However, there are a large number of improved and … More->

Elk Meadows RV Park & Campground

Experience the serenity and splendor of Washington’s Southern Cascades! Nestled among the firs and pines near the base of towering Mt. Adams, we invite you … More->

Klickitat Rails to Trails

Take a hike, ride a horse or trail bike beside the Klickitat River following 31 miles of a “rails to trails” converted old railroad corridor … More->

Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking

Mt Adams Country whitewater is legendary, with long easy stretches to train the novice kayaker and many hair-raising stretches to test the most experienced. Each … More->

Bird Creek Meadows

The Bird Creek Meadows hike is mostly a moderate stroll along a steady incline from the banks of Bird Lake up through meadows, crossing streams, … More->

Mount Adams Equestrian Endurance Ride

Saddle up and ride the glorious trails of the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest and the surrounding timberlands. Everyone’s welcome to participate in the annual Mt. Adams … More->

Double Mt. Horse Ranch

Your adventure awaits…  Unplug, unwind, and discover the Columbia River Gorge’s hidden treasures – orchards, vineyards, waterfalls – on horseback, hypnotic and thrilling at once. … More->

Mt Adams Lava Beds

The Big Lava Bed is a volcanic feature, but not a classic volcanic cone. Rather, it is a 20-square-mile basalt flow that oozed out of … More->

Mt Adams Winter Trails

Miles of groomed cross-country ski trails interlace with snowmobile routs through a mature and varied forest setting interspersed with mountain meadows and geographic features on … More->

Wet Planet Whitewater

Discover the Adventure of River Rafting & Kayaking – Wet Planet Whitewater is the Center for River Rafting and Kayaking in the Columbia River Gorge … More->

Underwood Community Council

Welcome to the Underwood Community Center and Park.  Located less than 5 minutes from the Hood River Bridge in scenic, historic Underwood, Washington. The perfect … More->

Oregon Nordic Club

Oregon Nordic Club has 3 local chapters serving the Columbia Gorge region. Local chapter members organize a wide variety of events and activities year-round, including … More->

Bridge RV Park & Campground

Bridge RV Park & Campground is only a one hour drive east of Portland on the Washington shore of the Columbia River. We are located … More->

Where to Hike in the Gorge

Cape Horn, WA One of the Gorge’s newest trails, this eight-mile loop winds through a pleasant forest of coniferous and deciduous trees – a natural … More->

Cabins at Wind Mountain Ranch

Spend your next vacation in the beautiful Columbia Gorge at Wind Mountain Ranch. Located one hour from Portland and 25 minutes from Hood River, Wind … More->

Lyle Cherry Orchard Hike

This relatively short hike through a preserve owned by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge offers spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge, amazing spring … More->

Beacon Rock

Beacon Rock has been an important landmark since before Lewis and Clark put it on their maps. Now part of a WA State Park it … More->

Martin’s Gorge Tours

Voted “Best Tour of the Gorge” for the past several years. Relax while Martin does the driving as you enjoy all that the Columbia River … More->

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn

Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn…offering Hood River, Oregon’s only waterfront accommodations and dining – celebrating 50 years in 2017.  The Hood … More->

Hike The Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge area is a veritable hiking heaven, with incredibly scenic, easy to challenging trail opportunities around nearly every corner. The riotous colors … More->

Zollers Outdoor Odysseys

Now in their 4th decade of family operation, Zoller’s is the original whitewater rafting outfitter of the White Salmon and Klickitat Rivers. Zoller’s is the … More->

Tree Climbing Cascadia

  TCC is a recreational tree climbing company focusing on spreading the joy of tree climbing to as many people as possible. Depending on people’s … More->

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