Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


August 10, 2020

Best Weekend, or midweek, Adventures In Mt Hood National Forest

By: Mary Pellegrini

Best Weekend, or midweek, Adventures In Mt Hood National Forest


Enjoy 6 wonderful hikes and around the Mt Hood National Forest before the snows fall near the Hood River Valley. Travel Oregon launched the successful 7 Wonders of Oregon campaign. A campaign to get visitors and locals alike out exploring our glorious state. We are so fortunate here at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast to be flanked by Two of the Seven Wonders: Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge


Cycling the Hood River Valley and it's quiet back roads, opens up a world of gorgeous scenery, handcrafted beers and ciders, farm stands, museums, and wineries

Beer, wine, ciders, and spirits

Designate your driver then head out to tour Brew Pubs, distilleries, cideries and wineries in Hood River and the Hood River Valley. Visit our blog posts with information on local venues

Bird Watching

The Mt. Hood Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail rises from the Columbia River to Mt. Hood, the highest point in Oregon, and combines some of the best of the region's birding with legendary Oregon scenery. This loop traverses the Columbia River National Scenic Area and the Mt. Hood National Forest and visits 19 birding sites.


There are well over 20 Geocaches within a 5 mile radius of the Old Parkdale Inn, many within walking distance. Widen that search to 10 miles and that number explodes to 600+.  

Fruit stands and Family Farms

From now through the fall, something is always fresh and ready to be picked, snipped or sipped. We suggest to beat the crowds, you visit mid week  

We're back in business and taking reservations with our promise of a safe and great escape. Thank you for trusting us to be your home away from home. We've posted our Hospitality and Health Update on our website. Purchase a gift certificate for yourself or loved one.

Reserve your Stay Now

Let the Old Parkdale Inn be your home base when exploring the Hood River Valley, Columbia River Gorge or the Mt Hood National Forest. Whether your idea of a good vacation is fresh tracks on Mt Hood or relaxing in our gardens with a good book and your favorite beverage, there's something near by for everyone.

Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound. We partner with Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Area, offering multi-night packages and access to discounted lift tickets. Stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.

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