Up to the Northern Cascades


Last updated 11/13/2023 at 4:19pm

Photo by Jarod Gatley

Hood River is a gem of a town located just east of Mt. Hood nestled within the Columbia River Gorge. Mt. Hood looms in the distance, casting its shadow over numerous local farms and vineyards.

Hood River is known for its farm scene, fruits, and wines. Some of the best regional grapes come out of the Gorge, Hood River included.

From Sisters, the drive is gorgeous, through the mountains, up and over the Mt. Hood pass, and lasts around 3-and-a-half hours. It's an easy day trip or a short weekend trip with plenty of places to stop along the way, most notably, Trillium Lake, which provides a scenic...

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