Behold the Columbia River Valley’s jaw-dropping beauty up-close when adventuring outdoors. From epic excursions in the snow, to warm-weathered fun in the sun, there’s something for every season, and for groups of any size. Book a guided tour or go it alone, the Gorge’s great outdoors is calling your name!
Photogenic and majestic, Mt. Hood is one of the iconic spots (and images) in Oregon. In the mountain-biking world, Surveyors Ridge occupies a similar status – along with the likes of the NUT and the McKenzie River Trail, it’s one of the routes that define single-track riding in the state.
The Hood River Valley is one of the natural treasures of Oregon – both for the views over rolling terrain out to Mount Hood, and for its bounty of fruit and other crops.
This bracing 44-mile ride carries you over alpine ridges, rocky paths, logging roads, packed gravel, river-crossings and calm, smooth pavement – and through an elevation gain of over 4,500 feet – as you cover some of the path pioneers took to settle Oregon 150 years ago.
Knebal Springs may be THE classic ride in the 44Trails.org system. It seems to be one of the first trails to be clear and open in the season – these days, as early as May.
This ride starts from the same point as Knebal Springs; you can consider Fifteenmile Loop the same ride, but on a different scale: a bit of climbing, a long drop followed by an equally long climb; a downhill sprint to the finish.
Cloud Cap Road on Mount Hood’s northeastern flank was originally a wagon road – there’s a wooden sign to prove it – that was improved through mighty effort by Chinese laborers at the end of the 19th century.