8 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

8 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

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Troutdale
— 3 nights
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The Dalles
— 4 nights
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Troutdale

Troutdale is a city in Multnomah County, Oregon, U.S.A., north of Gresham and east of Wood Village. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Columbia River Highway and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Visiting Ramona Falls Trail and Crown Point State Scenic Corridor will get you outdoors. Explore Troutdale's surroundings by going to Government Camp (Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl & Little Zigzag Falls), Welches (Wildwood Recreation Site & Salmon River Trail) and Cascade Locks (Bonneville Lock & Dam & Eagle Creek Trail). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, admire the landmark architecture of Vista House, and don't miss a visit to Jonsrud Viewpoint.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Troutdale vacation planner.

Portland to Troutdale is an approximately half hour car ride. March in Troutdale sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to The Dalles.

Things to do in Troutdale

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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The Dalles

The Dalles is the county seat and largest city of Wasco County, Oregon, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Sunshine Mill Winery and Fire Museum in City Hall. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Hood Meadows and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near The Dalles: Hood River (Mt. Hood Winery, Stave & Stone Winery (Downtown Tasting Room), &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at Hood River Winery Tours, don't miss a visit to The Dalles Murals, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our The Dalles trip app.

You can drive from Troutdale to The Dalles in 1.5 hours. March in The Dalles sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in The Dalles

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips