Hood River is such a beautiful part of Oregon, and there are endless ways to explore the outdoors while you’re here. Whether you want to enjoy the susurrus of the trees or the splashing of the Columbia River, we have some expert ideas for you to try!
Hike to a Wahclella Falls
North of the river is Columbia River National Scenic Area, which protects the canyon where the river carves its path through the Cascade mountain range. The views here are unparalleled, and you’ll adore these hiking trails, especially the one that leads to Wahclella Falls. This trail just reopened, so the timing is perfect! This is one of the best Hoor River attractions.
Paddle Out onto the Water
If you love the water and you want an activity that will be provide you both a serene experience and an opportunity to get your blood pumping, then you should rent a kayak from Gorge Paddling Center. The center is located right on the water, and also offers many other types of gear rentals if you’d like to branch out.
Kick It Up a Notch with Kiteboarding
Speaking of branching out! This year give kiteboarding a try. It’s a creative and extreme water sport that makes kayaking look like a walk in the park. If you want true adventure and the adrenaline rush of your life, kiteboarding is the sport for you. You can even take lessons at New Wind Kite School if you’re a beginner.
Golf at a Beautiful Course
There are two gorgeous and high-class golf courses available for you to use here in Hood River: Hood River Golf Course & Country Club and Indian Creek Golf Course. The courses are lovingly maintained, the views of the mountains are incredible, and it’s a great way to spend the day outside when the weather is just right.
Take a Bike Ride Through the Forest
All throughout Hood River you’ll find forest trails ripe for bike riding. Rent a bike from Hood River Bicycles and hit the road, experiencing Hood River in the most natural and exciting way. This is a good activity for both families and couples, or even for a quiet morning excursion by yourself while the family still sleeps in their comfortable beds.
Start Your Adventure with Hood River Vacation Rentals
Nobody knows the outdoors of Hood River better than us here at Hood River Vacation Rentals, and we know our way around the indoors too! Give us a call today at 1-877-260-2519 and we’ll help you find the perfect place to stay while you’re in town.