Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

The Oregon Timber Trail is an iconic 670-mile back country mountain bike route spanning Oregon’s diverse landscapes from California to the Columbia River Gorge. The Oregon Timber Trail Alliance has identified 9 gateway communities that make the Oregon Timber Trail experience possible. Parkdale, Oregon, is one of them, mile 639, #ottmile639. It's in Parkdale that …

Mt Hood in the distance across a field of balsamroot

By Mary Pellegrini

For spectacular Wildflower hikes we invite you to take a little drive east out of Hood River toward The Dalles where you can pick up a light lunch before crossing the Columbia into Washington. The wildflowers are popping in the Columbia River Gorge and there are always abundant geocaches to be found and hikes to …

Wildflowers

By Mary Pellegrini

A hike to the top of Bald Butte is a great choice for an early season hike in the Upper Hood River Valley!  A vibrant show of Mt Hood National Forest wildflowers, Lupine, Balsam Root, Indian Paintbrush will cover the hillside from mid-April through June. The views from the Butte are amazing, overlooking the Hood …

By Mary Pellegrini

Catherine Creek is an area of unique natural beauty and great botanical significance. About 20 miles from the Old Parkdale Inn, you’ll find over ninety species of wildflowers in the area, from grass widow, which blankets the ground as early as February, to western ladies’ tresses, which may bloom into July. The Catherine Creek Universal …

Mt Hood and the Columbia River

By Mary Pellegrini

It's official: With the warming weather our rivers in the Gorge will start rushing and will be so fun to raft in just a few weeks. The White Salmon River, just across the Columbia in Washington, beckons you with rapid water and beautiful views. Wet Planet Whitewater is offering you 20% off all spring trips …

Hood River Golf Course with Mt Hood in the background

By Mary Pellegrini

Take time out from hiking, biking, wine tasting, or fruit picking on these golf courses near Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. Or simply make it a golf vacation to the Hood River Valley and the Old Parkdale Inn Hood River Golf and Country Club - the oldest course in Hood River, opening in …