Columbia River Gorge & Mount Hood Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s
Oregon's Iconic Peak, Lakes & Waterfalls
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Oregon is a land of exquisite natural beauty and diverse pleasures. Like hiking up to a wildflower-filled meadow on Mount Hood. Enjoying peaceful slumber at an iconic high-alpine retreat that is also a showcase of regional craftsmanship. Or biking along the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway lined with dramatic cliffs, thick forests and roaring waterfalls. Add kayaking, local microbrews and farm-to-table cuisine—Oregon has it all!
- Journey into the heart of the pristine Oregon wilderness to discover snowcapped peaks, sparkling lakes and lush rain forests
- Hike on Mount Hood, a dormant stratovolcano and the highest peak in Oregon, known as Wy'east to the native Multnomah people
- Explore the Columbia River Gorge and marvel at its dramatic landscape of dense forest, abundant waterfalls and high basalt cliffs
- Pedal the winding and rolling routes of the spectacular Historic Columbia River Highway, a Bicycling magazine "must ride"
Days 1-2 Start your adventure in Portland, near the confluence of the mighty Columbia and Willamette Rivers | Introduce yourself to the epic Columbia River Gorge with a hike that visits 3 waterfalls! | Relax by the remarkable six-sided, 92-foot stone fireplace at Timberline Lodge, our rustic high-alpine retreat | Start your day with a hearty breakfast, then hit the trail from the doorstep of the lodge | Make your way across groves of hemlock, past waterfalls and through a dramatic canyon to beautiful wildflower-filled meadows | Savor the evening alpenglow on Mount Hood then slumber above the tree line at 6,000 feet.
Day 3 Travel through the lush Hood River Valley, one of the most prolific fruit-growing regions in the world, to the magnificent Columbia River Gorge | Get to know the town Hood River, with its plethora of microbreweries and organic eateries | Cycle a beautiful winding and rolling path offering breathtaking views of the gorge | Breeze through the famous windowed Twin Tunnels leading to the town of Mosier, surrounded by cherry orchards | Retreat to our historic hotel perched on a cliff above the Columbia River.
Day 4 Spend the morning on the fourth-largest river in America, kayaking among the protected coves of the Columbia River | Marvel at how a trickle of snowmelt in the Canadian Rockies can dramatically transform the landscape over the course of 1,200 miles to the Pacific | Venture to the Washington side of the gorge, visited by Lewis and Clark during their Corps of Discovery Expedition | Delight in the amenities of our modern resort, nestled among 175 wooded acres in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic area.
Days 5-6 Lace up your hiking boots and venture into a deep emerald canyon of a lush temperate rain forest | Hike along trails that were blasted into the hillside of a gnarled old-growth forest above Eagle Creek | Check out Punchbowl Falls as it plunges into a blue-green ferny grotto | Cross a dramatic bridge looming 120 feet above a narrow moss-lined gorge | Cruise on two wheels on a path along the Columbia River Gorge whose vertical basalt walls are graced with the greatest concentration of waterfalls in North America | Follow the graceful curves of the route passing lush green forest and rare endemic plants.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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