September 21, 2019
Three Top Fall Hikes from the Old Parkdale Inn
By: Mary Pellegrini
Gorge days are getting shorter, colder and eventually wetter. Before you head out on the trails this fall
- Check trail conditions for updated alerts of closures and hazards
- Always be prepared for the unexpected. Carry the 10+ Essentials with you
- Stop invasive plant species before you go. Help prevent the spread of invasive plant species; use a boot brush before you step on the trail and before you head home.
- Be findable if something goes wrong. Let a friend, family member or coworker know where you’re going. Contact that person when you’re back at the trailhead or have arrived at home.
The Oak Ridge Trail and Bald Butte: A hike to the top of Bald Butte is a great choice in the Upper Hood River Valley, no matter the season
Tamanawas Falls: A spectacular waterfall in the Mt Hood National Forest. The Hike, starting at the normal trailhead, is an easy 4 mile out/back along Cold Spring Creek. A path less traveled would be the Tamanawas Loop trail starting at the Polallie trailhead. Both less than 9 miles from our door.
Hood River Meadows Loop: Lush meadows, fall, colors, mountain views and waterfalls
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Let us be home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and Mt Hood National Forest. After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with a glass of wine from a bottle you picked up at a local winery or our wine cabinet. We can even have a bonfire, roast some s’mores, if you’d like. We now have EV and Tesla Chargers for guest use.
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 Timberline Ski Area, allowing us to offer discount lift tickets to our guests. Stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.