Bike the Gorge, Visit the Museum and Ride the Rails in Hood River, Oregon

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Historic roadbeds, cross-country ski trails, and hilly, scenic terrain are some of the things that make the Hood River region attractive both to road cyclists and mountain bikers.

  • Bicycling and Mountain Biking Trails in The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

There are many roads and trails on this land that offer access to old-growth forests, majestic river viewpoints, and a widely-varied terrain. Have a fun day biking these trails when you take a trip to Hood River, Oregon.

  • Columbia River Gorge Bike Map

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has provided a detailed set of maps for bikers. The map can be viewed in PDF format, or a hard-copy can be obtained from local bike shops. We’d advise both a soft copy and hard copy for your trip. We don’t want you getting stranded if your phone suddenly decides to stop working.

You can bike Hood River County as a road cyclist or a mountain biker. Travel along the roads to enjoy the Fruit Loop or enjoy the old highway on the Mosier Twin Tunnels Trail.

  • Visit the Museum

For museum options, many museums and exhibitions reveal the region’s cultural and natural history in addition to the artists of great talent. Learn about Hood River’s history at the History Museum of Hood River County along her waterfront or Parkdale’s historic Hutson Museum. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum features a show of instructive exhibits that educate you regarding the Columbia Gorge. A trip to Maryhill Museum of Art will open your eyes to fine art and beautiful views of Columbia Gorge.

  • Riding the Rails

The Mt. Hood Railroad takes you on a scenic ride starting in Hood River and passing through orchards with panoramas of majestic Mt. Hood. You can also make your choice from amongst the morning or afternoon sightseeing excursions, and the weekend dinner and brunch trains. We’d advise the weekend dinner train, especially if you want to pair this with your biking of the Gorge. Or you could do each one on a separate day while you are still around. The train ride is especially scenic during spring blossom time in the orchards and fun for the whole family at holiday time like now when “The Train to Christmas Town” captures the spirit of the season.

After a fun-filled day doing any or all of the following, why not pay a visit to our spa as a way to relax and unwind. We have a great team here at Spa Remedease and we promise that you will not be disappointed. Give us a call today!

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