The Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood Area: Places to Explore


  • Columbia River Gorge

    When glacial floods carved out most of the Columbia River Gorge at the end of the last Ice Age, they left behind massive, looming cliffs where the river bisects the Cascade mountain range. The size of the... Read more

  • Mt. Hood

    The Multnomah tribe call Mt. Hood "Wy'East," named, according to popular legend, for a jealous lover who once sparred over a woman with his rival, Klickitat. When their fighting caught the Great Spirit's... Read more