Best Trails Near Hood River OR

Hood River has 63 trails in the vicinity, including 28 hiking trails and 11 for mountain biking. These trails range from 2.2 to 66.5 miles in length. The longest trail in Hood River is Lewis & Clark Trail: Hood River to Portland, Oregon a well-known trail measuring 66.5 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Columbia River Gorge Loop (Backpacking), Cooper Spur, Mount Hood and Surveyor's Ridge. Trails.com member Sofia G. recently completed Hood River Mountain Loop.

More information on the best trails in Hood River can be found below.
  • Surveyor's Ridge

    4 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    This trail is one of the classic singletrack Oregon rides that has everything an avid cyclist could ever want—creek crossings, rocks, roots, gravel, steep ascents, and a gutwrenching, arm-aching ...
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  24.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail is one of the classic singletrack Oregon rides that has everything an avid cyclist could ever want—creek crossings, ...

  • Indian Point Loop

    4 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A good day hike loop up around Nick Eaton Ridge, with spectacular views of the Gorge. Gorton Creek Trail passes through old growth Douglas-fir trees, and offers multiple views of the Gorge and ...
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A good day hike loop up around Nick Eaton Ridge, with spectacular views of the Gorge. Gorton Creek Trail passes through old ...

  • Columbia River Gorge Loop (Backpacking)

    4 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    Close proximity to Portland and a wealth of easily accessible attractions ensure that dayhikers will always dominate the trails of the Columbia River Gorge. For those willing to invest more time ...
    •  4-5 days
    •  39 miles
    •  Guide

    Close proximity to Portland and a wealth of easily accessible attractions ensure that dayhikers will always dominate the ...

  • Mount Defiance Trail

    3 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A steep hike to Mount Defiance, with access to Bear Lake and North Lake loop options.
    •  Day hike
    •  7.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A steep hike to Mount Defiance, with access to Bear Lake and North Lake loop options.

  • Cooper Spur, Mount Hood

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    This road leads to the highest hiking trail on Mt. Hood, Oregon’s highest peak. It also features two campgrounds, an old lodge, many other trailheads, and a close-up view of the Eliot Glacier. ...
    •  Moderate
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    This road leads to the highest hiking trail on Mt. Hood, Oregon’s highest peak. It also features two campgrounds, an old ...

  • Wahclella Falls

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    This short hike takes you along the edge of Tanner Creek to a roaring two-tiered waterfall that plunges into a deep rocky pool. Shady maples, wild raspberries, and splashes of wildflowers decorate ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This short hike takes you along the edge of Tanner Creek to a roaring two-tiered waterfall that plunges into a deep rocky ...

  • Casey Creek Loop

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A healthy day hike with a good climb up Nick Eaton Ridge from the Herman Creek Trail. The Casey Creek Loop is an 11.2 mile day hike, with an overnight option at the Casey Creek Trail junction. ...
    •  6 to 8 hours
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A healthy day hike with a good climb up Nick Eaton Ridge from the Herman Creek Trail. The Casey Creek Loop is an 11.2 mile ...

  • Herman Creek Trail to Wahtum Lake

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A good overnight route with loop options back on the Benson Plateau. Herman Creek is known for its old growth fir and cedar forest. The best trees are past the Casey Creek junction. For an ...
    •  Overnight
    •  12.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A good overnight route with loop options back on the Benson Plateau. Herman Creek is known for its old growth fir and cedar ...

  • Hood River to Mosier

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    Hood River is a sailboarder’s mecca, and they come from around the world to catch the winds funneled through the Columbia Gorge. When the winds aren’t blowing, many windsurfers head to the hills ...
    •  1-2 hours
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Hood River is a sailboarder’s mecca, and they come from around the world to catch the winds funneled through the Columbia ...

  • Hood River Mountain Loop

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    Hood River Mountain almost seems like cheating. You just should not be able to obtain such grand vistas and colorful wildflower meadows with so little effort. But it’s hard to complain as you ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Hood River Mountain almost seems like cheating. You just should not be able to obtain such grand vistas and colorful wildflower ...

  • Gorge Trail 400

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    Waterfalls, misty clouds, and mossy forest entice thousands of people to visit the Columbia River Gorge each year. Known more as a hiker’s paradise, this beloved piece of northwest Oregon also ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Waterfalls, misty clouds, and mossy forest entice thousands of people to visit the Columbia River Gorge each year. Known ...

  • East Fork Hood River

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    This route is a swift singletrack ride that takes you to the tumbling rapids of the East Fork of Hood River. The route is packed with long fast stretches, short intense hills, and tight switchbacks. ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  10.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This route is a swift singletrack ride that takes you to the tumbling rapids of the East Fork of Hood River. The route is ...

  • Wygant Trail and Perham Creek Loop

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A steep day hike up Wygant Point, with shorter scenic options along Perham Creek. The Wygant Trail is one of the lesser known gorge trails, but it has some spectacular views.
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    A steep day hike up Wygant Point, with shorter scenic options along Perham Creek. The Wygant Trail is one of the lesser known ...

  • Starvation Ridge Trail

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A very strenuous hike to Warren Lake and Mount Defiance, with some loop options. The Starvation Ridge Trail is not easy. It climbs over 3,000 feet in less than 4 miles. The trail does not switchback ...
    •  Day hike
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A very strenuous hike to Warren Lake and Mount Defiance, with some loop options. The Starvation Ridge Trail is not easy. ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail to Wahtum Lake

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A difficult overnight route with loop options back onto the Herman Creek Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail 2000 is probably not the most popular trail in the Gorge, but it runs a close third behind ...
    •  Overnight
    •  14.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A difficult overnight route with loop options back onto the Herman Creek Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail 2000 is probably ...

  • Gunsight Ridge

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    This ride gives you everything: steep climbs, scree, narrow openings between boulders, roots, rocks, drop-offs, and precipitous switchbacks. Its highlight is the 5-mile singletrack portion along ...
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  19.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride gives you everything: steep climbs, scree, narrow openings between boulders, roots, rocks, drop-offs, and precipitous ...

  • Highway State Trail - Hood River to Mosier

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A 4.5-mile rolling paved trail along a restored portion of the Historic Columbia River Highway.
    •  1 to 4 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    A 4.5-mile rolling paved trail along a restored portion of the Historic Columbia River Highway.

  • Cooper Spur

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    Here’s another trip on Mount Hood’s east side that can either be a grueling push from freezing level or an exhilarating jaunt from a camp at Cloud Cap. You will travel way into the alpine backcountry ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Here’s another trip on Mount Hood’s east side that can either be a grueling push from freezing level or an exhilarating jaunt ...

  • Pocket Creek

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A mix of beginner and intermediate trails contribute to Pocket Creek’s popularity. Magnificent Mount Hood views that can be reached with minimal effort add to the allure. Options include out-and-back ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    A mix of beginner and intermediate trails contribute to Pocket Creek’s popularity. Magnificent Mount Hood views that can ...

  • Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    Relive the historic past by touring a section of the restored Columbia River Highway. On this easy, paved route you’ll wind along the edge of the scenic Columbia River Gorge for over 9 miles ...
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Relive the historic past by touring a section of the restored Columbia River Highway. On this easy, paved route you’ll wind ...

  • Lookout Mountain via Divide Trail

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    Surveyors Ridge rises like a long green wall east of Mount Hood, forming the last major bastion of the Cascade Range before the mountains slope down to the semi-arid grasslands of northcentral ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Surveyors Ridge rises like a long green wall east of Mount Hood, forming the last major bastion of the Cascade Range before ...

  • Cooper Spur

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    Cross-country trails near the Cooper Spur Ski Area on the northeast side of Mount Hood are appreciated for generally clear weather and views of Mount Hood’s north side. Well-known tours from ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Cross-country trails near the Cooper Spur Ski Area on the northeast side of Mount Hood are appreciated for generally clear ...

  • Lewis & Clark Trail: Hood River to Portland, Oregon

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    This eTrail covers one complete segment of the Lewis and Clark Trail written for road bikers. It contains an overview of the segment with all the major attractions along the route including parks, ...
    •  66.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This eTrail covers one complete segment of the Lewis and Clark Trail written for road bikers. It contains an overview of ...

  • Fifteen Mile Creek

    0 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    This technical singletrack ride is one of the best in the Hood River Valley. Highlights include and exhilarating 5-mile descent, stunning views of Mount Hood, and a tough climb back to your starting ...
    •  2.5 to 3.5 hours
    •  11.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This technical singletrack ride is one of the best in the Hood River Valley. Highlights include and exhilarating 5-mile descent, ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail to Dry Creek Falls

    0 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    An easy hike to a little–known waterfall. The Pacific Crest Trail 2000 is one of the best known trails in the Gorge.
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy hike to a little–known waterfall. The Pacific Crest Trail 2000 is one of the best known trails in the Gorge.