12 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge & Redwood National Park Itinerary

12 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge & Redwood National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge & Redwood National Park Itinerary

Start: Belleville
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
The Dalles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Government Camp
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Belleville

3
nights
The Dalles

The Dalles ©
The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rowena Crest Viewpoint and Imperial River Company. Change things up with these side-trips from The Dalles: Metolius River (in Camp Sherman), Cowiche Canyon Trail (in Yakima) and Hood River (Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum & Big Winds). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fort Dalles Museum and Anderson Homestead, learn about winemaking at Sunshine Mill Winery, see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Dalles Lock and Dam Visitor Center.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our The Dalles planning tool .

Belleville to The Dalles is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Belleville to The Dalles. Expect slightly colder evenings in The Dalles when traveling from Belleville in May, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Government Camp.

Things to do in The Dalles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River, Metolius River, Imperial River Company, Rowena Crest Viewpoint, Cowiche Canyon Trail
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Imperial River Company ©
Imperial River Company
Rowena Crest Viewpoint ©
Rowena Crest Viewpoint

3
nights
Government Camp

Government Camp ©
Government Camp is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, south of Mount Hood and north of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain. Explore hidden gems such as The Cove Palisades State park and Erickson Aircraft Collection. Change things up with these side-trips from Government Camp: Cape Horn Overlook (in Washougal), Cape Horn Lookout (in Stevenson) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: cruise along Crown Point State Scenic Corridor, fly down the slopes at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, and take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Falls State Park.

Make your Government Camp itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from The Dalles to Government Camp in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from The Dalles in May: highs in Government Camp hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Government Camp

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Cove Palisades State park, Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway, Jonsrud Viewpoint, Cape Horn Overlook, Cape Horn Lookout
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Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
The Cove Palisades State park ©
The Cove Palisades State park
Crown Point State Scenic Corridor ©
Crown Point State Scenic Corridor

3
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tall Trees Grove and Trillium Falls Hike. Change things up with these side-trips from Redwood National Park: Klamath National Forest (in Forks of Salmon) and Gold Bluffs Beach (in Orick). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park, make a trip to Big Tree, trek along California Coastal Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip planner .

Drive from Government Camp to Redwood National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Government Camp in June; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 49°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Orick, Fern Canyon, Klamath National Forest
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

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