12 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

12 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

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12 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Corbett
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
The Dalles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Government Camp
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Corbett

Corbett ©
Corbett is an unincorporated community on the Columbia River in eastern Multnomah County, Oregon, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Multnomah Falls and Oneonta Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corbett: Cascade Locks (Bonneville Hatchery & Bonneville Lock & Dam) and Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Vista House, take in the dramatic scenery at Latourell Falls, don't miss a visit to Jonsrud Viewpoint, and immerse yourself in nature at Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Corbett holiday builder website .

Minneapolis to Corbett is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Minneapolis to Corbett, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Corbett when traveling from Minneapolis in July, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to The Dalles.

Things to do in Corbett

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Troutdale, Bridal Veil, Jonsrud Viewpoint
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

4
nights
The Dalles

The Dalles ©
The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Hood and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Get out of town with these interesting The Dalles side-trips: Hood River (Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, Big Winds, & more) and Cascade Locks (Starvation Creek State Park & Sturgeon Viewing Pond and Interpretive Center). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, identify plant and animal life at Tom McCall Nature Preserve, and take in the pleasant sights at Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the The Dalles trip planner .

Getting from Corbett to The Dalles by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Corbett in July, plan for a bit warmer days in The Dalles, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Government Camp.

Things to do in The Dalles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River, Cascade Locks, Mosier
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge ©

4
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. Get outdoors at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Starvation Creek Ridge Loop. When in Government Camp, make a side trip to see Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Trillium Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Little Zigzag Falls, explore the striking landscape of Mt. Hood National Forest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness.

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You can drive from The Dalles to Government Camp in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from The Dalles in July: high temperatures in Government Camp hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Government Camp

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhododendron, Cascade Locks, Welches, Mt. Hood National Forest, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Trillium Lake ©
Trillium Lake
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest

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