8 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

8 days in Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge trip planner

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Fly
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Hood River
— 6 nights
Drive
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Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City International Airport

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Hood River

— 6 nights
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Attractions like Trillium Lake and Little Zigzag Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Hood River: Cascade Locks (Bonneville Lock & Dam, Oneonta Gorge, &more), Wahkeena Falls (in Troutdale) and Corbett (Crown Point State Scenic Corridor, Vista House, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, identify plant and animal life at Bonneville Hatchery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hood River trip site.

Salt Lake City to Hood River is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Hood River, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in May, plan for slightly colder days in Hood River, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Timberline Lodge

— 1 night
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): trek along Ramona Falls Trail and then fly down the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Timberline Lodge day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hood River to Timberline Lodge in 1.5 hours. June in Timberline Lodge sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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