Oregon Bucket List ~ Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Region

Headed into a gorgeous region filled with mountains and waterfalls today! Lots of outdoor areas to explore!

Bridal Veil

  • Bridal Veil Falls: Beautiful waterfall to explore.

Cascade Locks

  • Bridge of the Gods: Famed bridge over the Columbia.
  • Dry Creek Falls Trail: Hike to this brisk falls.


  • Multnomah Falls: Oregon’s top tourist attractions.
  • Women’s Forum State Park: Offers breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge.

The Dalles

  • Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum: Tells the tale of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
  • Fort Dalles Museum: Preserves the stories of trail pioneers.
  • National Neon Sign Museum: Explore the nostalgia of a bygone era.


  • Pup Creek Falls: Moderate hike to a two tiered waterfall.


  • Blue Lake Regional Park: Beautiful wetlands park.
  • Salish Ponds: Explore a wetland park nature trail.


  • White River Falls State Park: Offers hiking trails with views of the falls.


  • Mosier Twin Tunnels: Tunnel located at the end of the Columbia River Highway.

Mt. Hood Village

  • Ramona Falls: Stair stepping waterfall.
  • Umbrella and Sahalie Falls: Accessed from Mt. Hood Meadows Ski and Snowboard Resort.


  • Tom McCall Nature Preserve: Provides breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge.


  • Jonsrud Viewpoint: Expansive views of Devil’s Backbone, the final obstacle on the Oregon Trail.


  • Cottonwood Canyon State Park: Perfect park for stargazing.

All attractions can be found in the 2019 Oregon and Columbia Gorge to Mt. Hood Visitor Guides.


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