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Mountain biking in Hood River

Cycling around the Gorge and Hood River

Amazing single track for mountain biking and trail running with more than a few great options for post adventure brews.

With amazing singletrack for mountain biking, paved car-free historic highways for road cyclists, and scenic backroads and byways for electric-powered pedalers, cycling the Gorge and Hood River has more than a few options for visitors looking for a two-wheeled adventure.

A patron holding a Stoked branded coffee mug
  • Drink

Whatever your style of riding, STOKED ROASTERS has a blend for every track. With their Certified Organic lineup of six signature series blends, all roasted on-site in their roaster that’s affectionately named Pearl, it’s easy to see why STOKED is known as “The Official Coffee of the Outdoors.” Start the morning with a bulletproof coffee or one of their many other options, paired with a convenient bite for breakfast.

Friends biking around Hood River
  • Recreation

Ride Post Canyon. Start up high and either run a few shuttles or earn your turns by linking together downhill trails with the uphill connectors, then work your way down to the bottom. Or hire a local guide to lead the way and eliminate the guesswork, including Hood River Mountain Bike Adventures.

fried chicken sandwich
  • Dine

After a ride, swing by Kickstand Coffee & Kitchen for lunch. Inspired by their travels as professional mountain bikers, owners Nick & Kim Hardin have created a community-focused restaurant that emphasizes local ingredients in Pacific Northwest eats with a global twist. 

Friends biking around Hood River
  • Recreation

After lunch, head out to ride the trails off Forest Road #44, a paved Forest Road in Mt. Hood National Forest with access to a number of singletrack trails in the area.

Local Tip: For information on trail systems, conditions, and potential voluntourism opportunities, check out the 44 Trails Association.

Entrees and appetizers served at a Hood River restaurant
  • Dine

End the day with sweeping views of the Columbia Gorge when you dine and drink at the waterfront flagship pub of pFriem Family Brewers, where award-winning beers await along with great food to refuel after a long day. Don’t forget to order the truffle fries and pickle plate!

  • Stay

Built in 1912 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hood River Hotel is vital to the community’s heartbeat from its beginning as Hood River’s only true downtown hotel, which continues to be the cornerstone of the town’s epicenter.

Breakfast at Broder in Hood River
  • Dine

The following morning, look no further than Hood River Hotel’s beloved on-site restaurant, Broder Øst. Famed for its Nordic-inspired brunch and an array of morning beverages and libations, it’s a can’t miss when in the hood.

Biking in Hood River with Columbia River views

Stretch your legs after breakfast and enjoy the scenic wonder as you road cycle or e-bike along the car-free Twin Tunnels segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. This 4.5-mile segment connects the communities of Hood River and Mosier, with trailheads and parking at either end. This popular section features views of the river below and a walk or rides through the Mosier Twin Tunnels, which were filled with rock when Interstate 84 opened but have been carefully restored to their former glory.

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