11 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

11 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

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11 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Welches
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cascade Locks
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Welches

Welches ©
Welches is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Little Zigzag Falls and Salmon River Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Wildwood Recreation Site and Little Crater Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Maupin) and Mount Hood (in Hood River). The adventure continues: explore by horseback at Ramona Falls Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, hike along Mirror Lake Trail, and contemplate the long history of Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Welches journey maker tool .

New York City to Welches is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Welches, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cascade Locks.

Things to do in Welches

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hood River, Government Camp, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Mt. Hood National Forest, Ramona Falls Trail
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

6
nights
Cascade Locks

Cascade Locks ©
Cascade Locks is a city in Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Starvation Creek Ridge Loop and Eagle Creek Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Starvation Creek State Park and Punchbowl Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cascade Locks: Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (in Mosier), Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum (in The Dalles) and Angels Rest Trail (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Oneonta Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Bonneville Hatchery, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ponytail Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cascade Locks travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Welches to Cascade Locks takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cascade Locks are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cascade Locks

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bridal Veil, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Eagle Creek Trail ©
Eagle Creek Trail
Starvation Creek State Park ©
Starvation Creek State Park

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