Columbia River Gorge & Mount Hood Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Kids
Oregon's Iconic Peak, Lakes & Waterfalls
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Tap into your pioneer spirit as you explore one of the Pacific Northwest's most dramatic and scenic destinations. Maybe you'll sense it as you trace the graceful contours of an extraordinary bike path alongside the Columbia River Gorge or as you hike the trails toward the icy peak of Mount Hood. Or maybe it will hit you all at once as you stand at the base of a cascading waterfall. Satisfy your craving for adventure in Oregon!
- Hike up to Paradise Park, an alpine meadow blanketed with colorful wildflowers and accessible only during a few months of the year
- Bike the family-friendly Twin Tunnels route of the Historic Columbia River Highway, designated a National Historic Landmark
- Explore Mount Hood, a dormant stratovolcano and the highest peak in Oregon, known as Wy'east to the native Multnomah people
- Relax at the magnificent Timberline Lodge, a unique mountain retreat and architectural gem situated at 6,000 feet
Days 1-2 Start your adventure in Portland, a charismatic city that exudes a unique brand of cool | Introduce yourself to the epic Columbia River Gorge with a hike that ventures on the PCT to one of the waterfalls that this region is so known for | Get cozy as you sit by the inviting six-sided, 92-foot stone fireplace at Timberline Lodge, our rustic high-alpine retreat located at nearly 6,000 feet | A sense of Oregon's history, wildlife and pioneer spirit is infused into the lodge's decorative textiles, carvings and ironwork | Adults hit the trail, making their way across groves of hemlock, past waterfalls and through a dramatic canyon to beautiful wildflower-filled meadows while kids get their adrenaline pumping at an outdoor adventure park.
Day 3 Travel through the lush Hood River Valley, one of the most prolific fruit-growing regions in the world, to the famous Columbia River Gorge, carved by the great Missoula Floods at the end of the last ice age | Get to know the town of Hood River, with its plethora of microbreweries and organic eateries | Cycle along a car-free section of the Historic Columbia River Highway, whose remarkable design was inspired by mountain roads in Switzerland | Don't miss the incredible views as you 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 | Keep an eye out for osprey, great blue herons and red-tailed hawks as you explore the same waters that Lewis and Clark navigated over 200 years ago | Journey to the Washington side of the Gorge to explore Klickitat County | Adults spend the afternoon biking through the lush countryside, known for views of Mount Adams, fruit orchards, pine and fir forests and the White Salmon River | Kids gain altitude as they partake in an exciting treetop adventure | Delight in the amenities of our family-friendly resort, nestled among 175 wooded acres in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.
Days 5-6 Lace up your hiking boots and venture on a hike up the core of an ancient volcano for sweeping views of the Columbia Gorge, check out the geological phenomena at the Pool of the Winds in Beacon Rock State Park | Look for Peregrine falcons who are known to nest in the area | Cruise on two wheels down a bike path along the Columbia River Gorge, passing through Waterfall Alley to discover the greatest concentration of cascades in North America | Cross the Bridge of the Gods, whose name originated from a Native American legend | Enjoy a farewell lunch at a historic hotel featuring an on-site glassblower, brewery, lawn games and original artwork.
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