Take a scenic desert tour in a canyon above the Deschutes River. Visit the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, Goldendale, and the Dalles, and you’ve got an aesthetic, tasty, and interesting weekend. The canyon is hot, somewhat rocky, and occasionally sandy.
It’s a pretty flat trail that offers a slight downhill grade on the return. There are some nifty features along the way, including a constant view of the river. Surface: Dirt and gravel. Location: Deschutes State Park at the Columbia River, Wasco, in Sherman County.
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