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Columbia Gorge Activities: Where to Hike, Bike, Raft, Fish & More

Pop down to the river or plan a day trip up to Mt Hood—there is so much waiting for you to explore.

Columbia Gorge Hikes

If you love (or even just mildly like) hiking, the Columbia Gorge is an absolute haven with trails for all abilities. Here are some resources to help you find the perfect adventure for your visit:

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Oregon Hikers Field Guide

US Forest Service Day Hikes

White Salmon River Rafting

No trip to White Salmon is complete without a wild ride down the White Salmon River. Whitewater river rafting adventures await just a stone’s throw away.

Wet Planet Whitewater

Wildwater River Guides

Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys

PDX Rafting

River Rider

Columbia Gorge Fishing

If the name White Salmon didn’t give it away, our neck of the woods is well known for its fishing. Depending on the time of year, you can catch salmon, steelhead, and trout nearby.

Adventure Fishing

Lance Fisher Fishing

US Forest Service (Guide to Fishing the White Salmon River)

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Fishing Regulations

Kayak Rentals Hood River & Beyond

Exploring Columbia Gorge rivers by kayak or SUP is an incredible experience for all ages. Get on the water for an afternoon, or venture further on a multi-day excursion.

Hood River SUP and Kayak

Gorge Paddling Center

Wet Planet Whitewater

SUP Valley

Bike Rentals Hood River & Beyond

Put the wind at your back while you explore the Columbia Gorge on two wheels.

Discover Bicycles

Fat Tire Farm

Oregon E-Bikes

Yoga & Fitness

While there’s plenty of outdoor adventure in these parts, enjoy the comfort of an indoor workout is not far from the hotel.

Strawberry Mountain 24/7 Gym

Yoga Samadhi


With unparalleled views of Mt Hood as the backdrop Indian Creek Golf Course offers 18 holes you will never forget.

Indian Creek Golf Course

Skiing and Snowboarding Near Hood River

Less than an hour away, find world class skiing on the stunning slopes of Mt Hood. Even the drive up is a pleasure.

Mt Hood Meadows


Hood River Windsurfing & Kiteboarding

The Columbia River Gorge is nearly as famous for its wind as it is for its majestic beauty. Get your blood pumping with windsurfing and kiteboarding throughout the summer.

Big Winds

Windsurf Express

Brian’s Windsurfing

Northwave Sails

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